KOI Dessert Bar

Despite my size, and the size of my family, we enjoy eating!! Normally for a family birthday or celebration, we’ll head out for a meal somewhere as just family; usually it’s been buffet at Sheraton On The Park.

This year when it came time for me to pick a spot, I was a bit over doing the usual. After seeing Justin Fox’s Koi Dessert Bar post, with Masterchef contestant Reynold, I decided to give it a go, especially with the family being a bit of a Reynold fan.

Now being a Valentine’s baby makes it super difficult to

  • a) Book a table on the day
  • b) Not pay a surcharge for such a special day

I finally got a suitable booking for the 5 of us through OpenTable, so off we went!!

KOI is located on Kensington St in Chippendale, close to Central Park; it’s quite a sight to see. The set menu set us back $77 per person, with drinks coming in under $10 each. I’d definitely head back there again at some point. 2 or 4 people seem to be the optimum number they cater for.

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The food was equally as nice as the setting

Compressed tomato with chilli relish, prawn crackers and micro herbs
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Steamed Barramundi in dashi broth, sweet corn, seaweed, and radish
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Slow poached chicken breast, with mixed rice, toasted grains and nuts on spiced coconut espuma
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Cream cheese, burnt orange, honeycomb, dried mandarin curd, cremé fraiche and brown butter crumb
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These next 2 are the alternate dishes that my dad and sister had, because they have food allergies

Chocolate hazelnut creme, salted caramel, yoghurt gel and tonka bean ice cream
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Coconut snowball, black sesame sponge, torched meringue, mango creme, yuzu curd and passion fruit sorbet
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Chocolate mousse, raspberry gel, consommé jelly, chocolate almond soil and strawberry
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Peach, almond soil, rosemary yoghurt cream and rose
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And to wash it all down I had this Ice lemon tea with organic black tea, lemon sorbet and mint dust
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Although there were some other tempting drinks on the menu, most of which sounded (and looked) like desserts:

  • Mandarin and blood orange with cream cheese mousse and lime zest
  • Liquid mascarpone tiramisu with wood roasted espresso
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