After making a strong name for himself in New York with cultural mix-up restaurants such as Momofuku Noodle, Ssam Bar, Ko, Milk Bar and Ma Pech, David Chang has set his sights on Sydney's Pyrmont district. Chang has created yet another memorable experience. His ability to mesh cultural culinary techniques and unique atmospheres should once again create a strong following. The rock-and-roll-infused Momofuku Seiobo will be a welcome addition to the Sydney restaurant scene.
Momofuku Seiobo — Photo courtesy of Momofuku Seiobo
Momofuku Seiobo's only option from the menu is a set 14-course meal for both lunch and dinner, and after 14 delicately designed courses of Asian-, Korean- and Australian-inspired dishes, Seiobo surprises with pork for dessert. It may be a bit out of the ordinary, but you'll love every bite. Seiobo's resident head chef, Ben Greeno, has meticulously blended Asian, Korean and Australian ingredients and techniques to create a unique gathering of dishes that each encourage and compliment the following dish, leaving you hungry for the next course.
Located at the newly redesigned casino Star, Momofuku Seiobo offers traditional Asian culinary delights, but each with its own spin. For instance, Chinese-style steamed buns are served with a spread of hoisin sauce and filled with pickled cucumber and slices of roasted pork belly. Your meal could also start off with pickled carrots, radish or shitake mushrooms.
If you're after a night out in one of Sydney's newest and hottest restaurants - where Beastie Boys and AC/DC music will blare throughout the evening - then Momofuku Seiobo is the place to be. Be prepared to pay a hefty price: meals start at $175, not including drinks. However, the experience will stay with you for many weeks to come, and don't forget to try some of the fabulous experimental beverages such as red rice sake and Hitachino beer.