Copenhagen, Denmark

Jatak is what happens when a New Nordic approach to produce and technique is combined with flavours emblematic of Asia. Opened early in 2022, it’s found on an unremarkable Nørrebro street, with a facade that gives way to an intimate dining room whose interiors sing a song of cosy minimalism. It’s the work of Canadian Jonathan Tam, ex-head chef at city favourite Relae, who cut his teeth in the kitchens of Noma ¬– a pedigree that points straight to great things. Here, two tasting menus – played out in either the dining room or at the kitchen counter – are grounded by modern incarnations of Cantonese classics (see: Char Siu Hindsholm pork with grilled cabbage and textures of grain; lobster tail with Sichuan pepper; chilled noodles with marigold) born from hyper-local ingredient. A seasoning of inspiration from the team’s own culinary heritage adds to the distinct effect and can be seen in the likes of mackerel with cucumber and Vietnamese coriander and grilled beef heart with Huacatay mint. Throughout, simple pr

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Rantzausgade 39, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, 2200