12 November 2015
Munich’s MUN restaurant is bringing a taste of Asia to the heart of Europe. This is no typical Asia-centric restaurant, but a space where chef Mum Kim is free to fully experiment with his expansive creativity. The Korean-American accumulated experience in Argentina, passing through New York (he worked on Wall Street), and curates a menu that ranges from dim sum and sushi, to his specialty, grilled octopus, as well as other meat dishes. Format Works handled the restaurant’s interior design, contaminating the various spaces with diverse traditions. The dining rooms and lounges are styled to resemble an ancient Asian residence, including Japanese, Chinese, and Korean details and decorations in every angle. Gold and varnish are omnipresent, and natural materials, including wood, cork and moss, recreate a lantern-filled garden in one of the restaurant’s corners. At Mun, one feels worlds away from the heart of Germany.