Potts Point Goes Fusion.
From the streets of Asia to Potts Point.
Potts Point has gone Honkas with its newest entry into the already sophisticated and vibrant dining scene. Positioned at 1 Kellett Way Potts Point, Honkas takes diners on a sumptuous journey through Vietnam, Korea, China and an overnighter in Japan.
“Owner Hamilton Kings is no stranger to the Sydney food scene or the eastern suburbs for that matter. Hamilton has been operating restaurants and catering businesses across Sydney with Bondi Social and Pizza Autentico in Surry Hills – and via Chilterns Catering, has given Sydneysiders dynamic and unique options for catering anything from a corporate picnic through to a sophisticated and elaborate celebration.”
Hamilton differentiates his ventures through extensive research and originality. He ensures that diners have a unique experience with food that is fun, innovative and tantalising to the palette. Honkas continues this run with combined flavours of the orient that will keep you wanting more. In a crowded Sydney restaurant scene, standing out from the crowd is essential, this element comes naturally to Hamilton and his new restaurant Honkas.
I’ve always been a fan of the location, with its inviting courtyard and unique layout, this site deserves a creative and energetic offering like Honkas. On approach it is clear something special has landed in the heart Potts Point. Taking centre stage is an oversized Asian loom, combined with pinks, denim and natural tones. I think I also found a new selfie backdrop with the Asian street food vendor mural painted on the front wall.
“The food is brilliantly presented as well as being carefully considered. Fusion food is not easy, and with four very distinct cultures to consider, Vietnam, Korea, China and Japan, it is clear the amount of work that has gone into getting it right.”
The food on offer includes new creations coupled with traditional fare. Taking advantage of the Australian winter is a slow roasted lamb with lime and chilli, served deconstructed with a light salad and lettuce cups which takes San Choy Boa to new heights. The Karaage Chicken is outstanding with the perfect balance of wasabi and other flavours that leave you wanting more.
The wine and cocktail list has been carefully thought-out to pair with the food menu. A great selection of Australian wines and two cocktails that are available on top, one of which is a favourite of mine, the classic Aperol Spritz.
A speciality of Honkas adopts a craze sweeping Asia right now, called the ‘Messy Bun’ – an insanely addictive mini croissant packed with chocolate ganache and loaded up with even with more chocolate and coco. Much like ribs and bibs, this baby comes with gloves.
Honkas is as much fun as it is sophisticated. Its indoor-outdoor setting coupled with attentive and authentic service will ensure it quickly becomes a local favourite. It’s a destination perfect for a great night out, or a cruisy Sunday afternoon.
If you’ve been craving a holiday to Asia but can’t get away right not, don’t fear. Let yourself go at Honkas and give your taste buds a holiday without the cost of the airfare.
I would love to hear from you – please leave a comment below with any questions you may have and I’ll get back to you very soon.
As always, Bon Appétit, Mike X