Juga Korean fast food
Do you remember Juga restaurant, known for Korean BBQ? I have long been a loyal customer, so much so that I included it in the list of the best Korean restaurants in Milan (according to me), but since it closed its doors I have really struggled to recommend a place similar to it.
Recently, after a long silence, the owner opened a small shop called Juga Korean fast food in Bande Nere area.
More than a restaurant, it is a space dedicated to take away and delivery: bare, unwelcoming and overall rather shabby. On the wall you can see a poster menu - the offer is very limited.
I opted for take away. Although the staff were polite and smiling, the waiting times are definitely long, I would say maddening, a dish was not marked in the order (further increasing the preparation time) and a drink was delivered to me expired (but promptly changed).
Meals are served in poor packaging and it can happen that liquid contents or sauces spill into the plastic bag.
My order included dumplings (artisanal, big and tasty), tteokbokki in spicy sauce (a portion that I would call medium, including some fishcakes and a boiled egg), kimchi jeon and the corn dog, famous Korean street food here seasoned with ketchup and not too spicy mustard.
The taste of the food is good, but the way it looks and the quantity does not justify the final price at all, in my opinion, which is decidedly expensive - moreover, no cutlery and napkins have been added, essential in a takeaway.
Honestly my experience was disappointing, from a property that has had so much experience behind it in one of the longest running Korean restaurants in town I was expecting a lot more. Perhaps the new delivery version formula is still to be run in (with the outbreak of the pandemic Juga closed and did not immediately specialize in take-away), but we are really far from a satisfactory result. I hope that the offer will be improved and expanded, because much more could be done!
📍 Via Privata Carlo Antonio Carlone 4, Milan