Sun Renshun is a small Korean restaurant that has been quietly opening for some time in Pasteur area and offers home cooking, simple and traditional.
Frequented mainly by locals, this place welcomes its customers in a simple but cozy environment, just like a South Korean tavern. The friendly and well-trained staff will help you choose the dishes that best suit your tastes and will explain how to best enjoy the specialties of the house.
The menu is concise and essential: a few dishes but all good, prepared with respect for tradition and with fresh raw materials. There is even a reworked dish that I have never seen in other Korean restaurants in Milan, namely the sundae: it is a typical dish from South and North Korea and which consists of a black pudding in the shape of a sausage. By Sun Renshun it is proposed as "spicy rice sausage" instead.
Among the dishes tasted (all excellent and well presented) I indicate kimchi jeon (savory pancake with kimchi) and haemul pajeon (another version of the savory pancake but based on spring onion and seafood, enriched here with courgette flowers), both excellent for starting dinner while sipping very cold soju. Following the classic bibimbap, kimbap with bbq meat, bibim naengmyon (thin noodles served cold with spicy sauce - here they added peach slices that gave an interesting touch of freshness and sweetness), japchae with beef meat and vegetables, ultra crunchy fried chicken and, finally, pork belly to cook directly at the table on the plate, creating excellent ssam (rolls) with fresh salad, chilli, hot sauce and slices of garlic.
Among the other noteworthy dishes on the menu I also point out spicy squid salad, house dumplings (mandu) and soups. There is also the possibility of ordering fresh juices and smoothies, in addition to the curious banana makgeolli.
My overall opinion on Sun Renshun is positive: if you are new to Korean cuisine this place is definitely for you (especially if you go there in good company) and the final price is honest.
I only wish I could have found more variety of meat to cook at the table, maybe some marinated beef ... Hopefully they will expand the choice in the future!