Location: 1638 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32803
On a dark and stormy Sunday, I ventured out with a friend for some Asian comfort food. Lately, my go to has been Korean and to be honest, Orlando is pretty limited in its Korean food options. I’d heard about Shin Jung from others and decided to give it a shot.
When I sat down and looked over the menu, I decided on my go to dish when I eat Korean, Dol Sot BiBim Bop. Essentially it’s a heated stone pot with rice, pickled vegetables, and beef all topped with a fried egg. It’s such a simple dish but it’s so delicious!
When my food arrived, I took a second to mix up all the contents in the bowl and dug in. It was so delicious! One of the reasons I love this dish so much is because it’s a good balance of a lot of wonderful flavors; the tart pickled vegetables, the beef, the rice as a base. It’s really a great mix.
The meal was also served with a side of spicy tofu soup which was equally delicious and a nice addition to the meal.
Shin Jung is a cozy, family style restaurant and I will definitely be back. Other customers were cooking BBQ at their tables, so I will be investigating that next time I’m there.
If you’re not familiar with Korean food, don’t let it deter you. The servers at Shin Jung are friendly and knowledgeable and will help you find something on the menu to enjoy. Have an adventure, check this place out, and let me know what you think! Happy eating!