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Kelvin Cheung makes his UAE debut with Jun’s restaurant

The Dubai-based restaurant will serve modern Asian and North American cuisine

The brainchild of chef Kelvin Cheung, Jun’s is set to open its doors later this month in Downtown Dubai.

Opening in collaboration with UAE-based Kings Group Ventures, Jun’s is located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and features a spacious outdoor patio area with views of the Burj Khalifa.

At Jun’s, guests can expect an extensive selection of gluten-free, vegan and pescatarian options. Signature dishes include lamb neck with Szechuan chilli and steamed mantou buns; gluten-free tempura zataar and sweet potato chaat and a rice and lentil dish of jampong khichdi with garlic butter prawn tadka and kimchi.

Desserts are equally distinctive, featuring popular favourites with a twist, such as matcha sponge with pistachio mousse and miso crumble and the boba crème brûlée, which pays homage to Cheung’s very first venture, a bubble tea shop he opened in Chicago.

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Born in Canada, raised in Chicago and now based in Dubai, Cheung grew up in the kitchen and worked his way up through the ranks to the position of executive chef in various restaurants across Canada, America, Hong Kong, and then India, where he led the conceptualisation and launch of multiple restaurants.

Marking his UAE debut, Jun’s menu draws inspiration from Cheung’s Chinese heritage, his North American upbringing and his French training, as well as the fresh ingredients from local farms.

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Speaking about the opening, Cheung said: “I’ve pushed my own culinary boundaries while creating a modern, approachable experience inspired by my time in Hong Kong, India and Canada.

“At Jun’s, you can expect regular menu changes that highlight seasonal ingredients to ensure our frequent guests have something new to experience as well as their tried and tested favourites.”

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Kings Group Ventures director Neha Anand added: “We are thrilled to partner with the phenomenal Kelvin Cheung to bring this unique new concept to life, which will be a perfect addition to Dubai’s culinary scene.

“We’re confident that Jun’s will be an instant hit with the city’s discerning diners, thanks to the restaurant’s combination of intimate, community spirit and elevated yet unassuming culinary offering.”

For more information, visit www.junsdubai.com 

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