A variety of dishes offered at Mazing.A / Courtesy of SG Dinehill
By Yun Suh-young
SG Dinehill, which specializes in restaurant businesses, launched its first Chinese restaurant brand "Mazing.A" which opens today in Gwanghwamun, Seoul.
The new venture is the eighth restaurant brand launched by the group following Two Plus, Blooming Garden, Cotto and its derivative brands, Butcher's Cut, and Patty Patty.
The new restaurant Mazing.A, located inside the Seoul Finance Center building in central Seoul, specializes in Cantonese dishes from Guangdong Province in China along with dishes selected from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Its menu includes a Cantonese-style grilled duck dish, a pig's feet dish cooked with 13 spices, and assorted barbecue offering a range of meat from crispy pork belly to pork char siu and chicken char siu. Crispy pork belly is a dish rarely seen at Chinese restaurants because of its complicated and lengthy cooking procedure. An aquarium is equipped inside the kitchen to provide fresh seafood dishes such as steamed fish.
The interior of the restaurant is modern with a classic touch reminding customers of a backstreet in Taiwan. A la carte dishes are offered outside the door in the hall, which has a casual atmosphere, and the full course menu is offered inside the classy private dining rooms.
"Mazing.A is the first Chinese restaurant launched by SG Dinehill and its mother company Samwon Garden. It took three years to plan it," said an official from the company.
"It will be a completely one-of-a-kind restaurant different from other Cantonese-style Chinese restaurants, which usually serve dimsum."