We had some pretty amazing dining experiences on our trip to Sydney but none was more epic than the twelve-course tasting menu we enjoyed at Momofuku Seiōbo on our last night. At most restaurants with long tasting menus, each course is typically small and you leave full, but not stuffed. Not true at Momofuku! It seemed like each course was progressively getting larger! And can you believe the final main dessert course was pork shoulder?! I wasn’t complaining though. The next day all I had planned was sitting on a plane for 14 hours—plenty of time to digest. The meal was beautifully presented and inventive enough to keep us wondering and wanting more. Jon and I both agreed that the highlight of the night was the grilled abalone with artichoke purée, but really everything was delicious. The next time I go though I’m pretty sure I’m not going to eat all day to prepare.
We were lucky enough to have a seat at the kitchen counter, which made the meal just as entertaining as it was appetizing. It was so much fun to see all the chefs meticulously plating food and watch everything come together. There was a decent amount of light coming from the kitchen too, which I always appreciate when taking photos. Images were taken with my D600 and 35mm f/1.8 lens.
Seiōbo opened in 2011 as David Chang’s first Momofuku restaurant outside of New York City. It’s located at The Star Casino and has three hats from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
See my blog post for tips on photographing food in restaurants.