Chef Lee Jong-kuk is a culinary force to be reckoned with. His love and pride for Korean cuisine extends far beyond what he dishes up at his ultra-elegant space in Seongbuk-dong, Seoul. The name 104 (pronounced ‘baeksa') is the penname of his late grandfather, who was an independence activist. Lee’s sauces and preserved ingredients are the products of time and care, and ultimately form the basis of all the food. Thanks to his eye for art, beauty and design, the dishes emerge from the kitchen like works of art, against a backdrop reminiscent of a modern art gallery.