Kusuka is a modern cafe showcasing a fusion of Indonesian and Western flavours to produce some dynamic meals. They are pioneers of an interesting and creative menu, developing dishes that are not only picture perfect, but also taste superb.
Kusuka is on sussex St in the CBD and we revisited to try some of their new menu items, along with some of the regular favourites.
The space is cosy, with comfortable seating, an array of floral pieces and artwork and the ambience feels calm and inviting. Mario, the owner is super personable and always has a good chat about the dishes and the other cafe staff are also delightful.
They have an extensive menu with at least 30 different options of food, iced and hot drinks that proves the quality of their kitchen staff to deliver such a range of amazing food in efficient timing.
One of their signature dishes which we loved, and just had to try again was Super Bowl. This is their take on the ever popular Mi Goreng with flavoursome additions of pork belly (or crispy chicken), chilli matah, corned beef, melted cheese & sausage. The sauce coating the noodles with beautiful spices. If you fancy a mi goreng or hungry bowl, there’s plenty of variations to choose from.
New to the menu is their truffle congee. We are not normally fans of congee at all, but this has certainly made us eat our words (and the dish). Papa’s congee is lovely creamy rice porridge, beautifully flavoured with truffle and the aroma is amazing as it arrives to your table. It came presented with the pork mince, pork crackling and cute little rice teddy bear sleeping in the congee. A decadent dish that we thoroughly enjoyed.
Another incredible savoury option was the Yum Kwetiau. A dish of flat rice noodle topped with Wagyu beef brisket and a really tasty tangy sour kick to it. It certainly lives up to its name.
The Mighty Nest – spicy rice with a fried egg, fried chicken and pork belly, mi goreng crunch and chilli matah. It was delicious and had just the right amount of kick to it.
Dessert wise we’ve tried the famous Kopi pancakes before so this time went for the Ropang Jupiter. Showering our tastebuds with a galaxy of flavours and excitement. The Ropang (toast) was served as two pieces filled with pink latte jam and topped with vanilla ice cream and a small jar of sparkling purple sauce made from purple sweet potato and taro syrup.
Kusuka also serve a great range of iced kopi, red velvet taro and turmeric lattes as well as herbal teas. The herbal teas competed our meals well and we enjoyed tried a few different flavours.
Always a great place to visit, and if you haven’t been, put it on your to do list. Soon.
Unit 12/339 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000