In a world of diversity and multiculturalism, we see the fusion of cuisines all around us. It’s on our hawker centre stalls and teppanyaki tables, at fine dining restaurants and in our cafes.
Gouger Street is set to become Adelaide’s new go-to destination for Northern Vietnamese dishes when a restaurant named Pho Nguyen opens its doors.
Sector 17 is a new fusion restaurant that is the perfect place to go if you want something different. They offer a variety of food and are known for their great service. They also have a good selection of drinks. It is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner.
After a busy summer of performing at major music festivals and hosting their BE THE SUN world tour, K-pop boys band SEVENTEEN are finally back with their much anticipated repackage album SECTOR 17. The repackage follows the story of the boys overcoming their own shadows that they embraced in previous album Face The Sun.
The album’s name, Sector 17, is inspired by mountain peaks and areas that are the highest in altitude and the members are aiming to reach this goal. Each member also reflects their own unique characteristics to the album and its tracks. The first single titled “_WORLD” is an upbeat and energetic dance track, while the heart-warming ballad “Circles (Dolgo Dola)” has a more laid-back atmosphere. The repackage also includes a Korean version of the popular Japanese single “Fallin’ Flower” and a hard-hitting trap song called “Cheers.”
Located in the historic Loft Wine Bar at 128 Gouger Street, the venue exudes class and elegance. Featuring a barrel vault ceiling and art deco decor, the restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy a meal in Adelaide. The menu is a fusion of modern Asian cuisines and the flavors blend beautifully with the wine bar’s vintage selection.
In addition to the main dishes, the menu features a selection of sushi rolls and cocktails. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the prices are reasonable. It is also conveniently located near the city centre. Guests recommend trying their fried chicken and paneer. You can also enjoy their delicious lemonade. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food is fresh and tasty, and the service is excellent. The staff is always ready to serve you whatever you need.
Creative Fusion Cafe
A new fusion restaurant in town has opened up in Adelaide, and this one’s definitely worth a visit. This modern Asian eatery is called Creative Fusion Cafe, and it combines Eastern and Western flavors into a variety of dishes and cocktails. The menu features many traditional favorites, as well as some original creations. The food is prepared with the freshest ingredients and is full of robust flavors. The bar also offers a great selection of spirits and wines. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming, and the service is top-notch.
The renowned New Zealand chef Nic Watt is back with another Asian fusion restaurant in the city, this time at SKYCITY’s Adelaide Casino. Open from breakfast through dinner, Madame Hanoi Bar & Bistro brings sophistication and punchy Vietnamese cuisine to the hotel’s stunning, heritage-listed building. Set over two floors, the venue boasts ornate ceilings and domed windows from its 19th-century railway station past. It also has some of the original train ticket booths from those days, which adds to the restaurant’s ambiance.
Despite the fact that fusion cooking has been around for years, it became increasingly popular in the 1990s when chefs combined East and West with a deft hand. The combination of culinary styles often works best in countries that have fewer historical food traditions and an adventurous palate. However, there have been some flops along the way. For example, Szechwan Shrimp Alfredo made the list of worst fusion foods in Silvia Lovegren’s book Fashionable Foods: Seven Decades of Fads.
For those who want to enjoy a true fusion experience, visit this slick deli in the heart of the city. This restaurant serves eight different classic sandwiches and focaccias, which are packed with flavorful ingredients and topped with crisp veggies. The menu also includes a plethora of delicious beverages, including cocktails and coffee. It’s the perfect place to stop for a quick meal or grab lunch on the go. It is also a great option for a group of friends or family. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the prices are affordable.
Miss Five Vietnamese
The phrase ‘East meets West’ is often used to highlight cultural fusion, and one of the most exciting new restaurants to open this year in Adelaide is a fine example. Launched in April, Paper Tiger is the latest venture from Benjamin Liew who previously ran Madame Hanoi and noodle bar Minimono. This time he’s gone back to his Malaysian roots, offering the kind of Malaysian-Vietnamese cuisine he enjoyed as a young man in Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant is tucked away on Rundle Street, amid a clutch of cool Southeast Asian joints. Its decor is a mix of Quonset hut and discotheque, with a sunset mountainscape on the wall and a full bar. The menu, which aims to attract a younger crowd, includes the likes of homemade pate presented on a baguette, crispy catfish served with cold vermicelli noodles and a take on hu tieu that focuses on beef balls and smoked brisket.
The food aims to pay homage to homestyle Vietnamese dishes, but isn’t afraid to take risks with Western techniques. The pho has meatballs that resemble more Italian-style versions, and the banh xeo, which is normally wrapped in rice noodle wrappers, is fried to resemble a hard-shell taco. The result is a playful menu that has a lot going for it, and that’s before you even get to the desserts, which include an in-house gelato, a warm souffle and a silky brulee.
Another of the more interesting new fusion restaurants to pop up this year is Miss Five Vietnamese. Located in Virginia, the restaurant is the brainchild of Trang Nguyen and her mother Co-5. The name is a play on the fact that Miss Nguyen’s mum cooks for her family and everyone is considered a member of her clan.
Taking over the space that once housed Yiasou George, the restaurant features an extensive menu that includes traditional Vietnamese dishes alongside modern takes on the cuisine and a partnership with popular Hindmarsh coffee roasters Coffee in Common. The restaurant’s grand opening date has yet to be announced, but Trang told Glam Adelaide that the wait is worth it.
KL Teppanyaki is one of the latest Japanese restaurants to hit the city’s fusion scene. By combining traditional Japanese teppanyaki experience with French sensibility, owners Kai Wong and Paul Seng are striving to bring a new type of culinary experience to Adelaide. With the art of teppanyaki having been fine-tuned for decades, KL is expected to be a feast for the senses. The restaurant is currently only open for dinner but plans to expand to lunch soon.
Residing in a classic heritage marble venue that used to be a bank in another life, KL’s high ceilings and gold motifs give the place a formal atmosphere. Diners sit amongst a Teppanyaki room, Sushi counter and three Tatami rooms for private dining, each with its own character. This high end feel is a trait that the chefs at KL pride themselves on, prizing quality in their dishes and only using the finest grade produce. This would normally indicate that KL’s meals will take a toll on the wallet but Kai and Paul are determined to keep their pricing affordable for all.
Customers can expect a wide variety of Japanese favourites like okonomiyaki, monjayaki, chicken teriyaki and beef teppanyaki prepared in front of you on the hot iron griddle. The chefs are incredibly talented and will entertain you with their cooking and fire skills whilst professionally plating up your meal. KL also features a bar that hosts a range of Japanese beer, whisky and sake alongside some of the best locally sourced wine to compliment your meal.
Aside from the amazing food, the restaurant’s teppanyaki room is where all the magic happens. It’s a great way to entertain friends and family while enjoying a unique culinary experience. The chefs are incredibly skilled and can even perform food stunts for the audience! The best part is that you can enjoy the show without breaking the bank. With the food, drinks and entertainment all included in the price of the meal, there is no better value for money restaurant in town. Make sure to reserve your table ahead of time, especially on weekends.