Moku, Darlinghurst

We recently visited Moku in Sydney’s Darlinghursat as I’d been wanting to go there for so long! It was booked out so we took our luck at a walk in and secured the last table at the bar. We loved sitting there as we got to chat with the barman Charles. He was so lovely and made me a drink that wasn’t even on the menu. The cocktail list was curated by him and has super creative options.

Food wise, honestly there’s so much we would have ordered but you can’t do it all, so we definately will return. It’s a mix of Australian native ingredients with the Japanese so there’s super creative things on offer. I wanted to start with their homemade bread, but unfortunately it was sold out. Instead we had their corn tempura fritter balls, with togarashi spice, whipped yuzu soy, served in 4 pieces. A nice light option that was really flavourful.

We were very impressed with the chicken & saltbush tsukune (chicken balls) served with a smoked chilli miso sauce which quite spicy, but mix it with the yolk to lighten it. This is a popular choice, for most diners were also ordering it.

When browsing the menu before visiting, the duck really caught my fancy. Whilst it cost $53, it was very very good. The hojicha smoked duck breast, with tomato dashi and muntries was superbly cooked and absolutely a must order.

As a side, we got the beautiful eggplant, not too soft, flavoured with miso dengaku and saltbush furikake. Mix the seasonings together and a flavour bang awaits.

The menu here is unreal, and we are super excited to revisit.

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