Momofuku seiobo | David Chang | Paul Carmichael | Sydney Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

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Restaurants and bars
Open: Dinner Mon - Sat, lunch Fri - Sat
Price: Moderate

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +61 2 9777 9000
Address: The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont, New South Wales, 2009
Country: Australia

Momofuku seiobo is a spacious, friendly restaurant clinging to the edge of The Star complex in Sydney's Pyrmont district. The food is excellent, the service under the watchful eye of Kylie Javier is highly professional and the wine list is sympathetic to the food being served. It is a very good package!
The chef, Paul Carmichael, is constantly searching for new flavours and flavour combinations. We find his food very compelling and thoroughly enjoyed a recent meal that started strongly with polenta crackers matched to cultured butter topped with caviar, also served with a tea made from bay leaf, snapper bones and bay leaf oil. The combination was classic with a twist - with the comfort of the butter and the elegance of the caviar combining with the crunch of the cracker. The tea was a soothing accompaniment.
And so we spent the next couple of hours revelling in a roller-coaster of flavours, textures and aromas that worked so well. Whether it was the sea snails in a cute plaintain tart shell, the Tasmanian abalone that had been cooked for a long time to achieve complete tenderness, mulloway that had been salted and aged for a week or marron that was served with koji butter it was all wonderful.
The food was accompanied by some clever pairings of wine and sake by sommelier Ambrose Chiang.
We are looking forward to a return visit to try out the new dishes that have recently been designed by this talented chef.

Disclaimer: Through an associated business, we import natural wines to Australia and are now supplying this establishment with some lines.

A description of the wines we are importing can be found here:

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