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Koi Dessert Bar

Reflections of a dream, a journey, oneself and determination are seen through this glass koi pond. Swimming between the ripples, the waiters and diners, were glimpses of the golden pinned coat.

One red and one blue, we started the evening for two.

Apple set the autumn scene. Wafers of granny smiths protected a nest of poached apples, defining the consequence of heat and time. The nutty tones of the parsnip bark and buttery soil melded with the saltiness of the caramel. The light bitterness of the schnapps jelly together with the cassia and cinnamon ice-cream, rounded the dish in texture and flavour.

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To follow, contrasts of chocolate with mango and yuzu. The satisfying crack of the white chocolate with the oozing of mango mousse were chilling. The white chocolate and fruity sweetness was matched by the darkness of chocolate jelly and soil as well as the sharpness of yuzu.

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To finish, beetroot. Candied beetroot seductively covered their sorbet counterpart upon lime and coconut sorbet. A sprinkle of rose petals and lime zest to complete the look. An interesting dish of temperate and tropic.

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One single criticism to whisper to the pond: a temperature contrast as an additional element definer. One single question to ask the koi: kept in this pond, when will you feel the ocean?

  • Price: $$
  • Service: 3/5
  • Location: tucked away behind Central Park and overlooking Spice Alley

Koi Dessert Bar | 42-44 Kensington St, Chippendale 2008 |
KOI Dessert Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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