Sydney's Poernomo Brothers are taking a road trip this February, bringing their wildly popular dessert bar and it's sister restaurant to Melbourne's newest foodie destination. KOI Dessert Bar and Monkey's Corner will combine forces to act as one of the grand opening vendors at the new Asian-style HWKR Food Centre, set to hit the Melbourne CBD on February 8.
The trio will run the three-month pop-up daily through the end of April, alongside three additional hawker-inspired food stalls launching in HWKR's four permanent kitchens. This is the first collab the two venues have done outside of Sydney, giving them the chance to showcase their Japanese-inspired small plates with KOI's incredibly pretty desserts. Patrons can expect the venues' signature dishes on offer, including ox tongue from Monkey's Corner and mango, yuzu and 'nomtella' cakes from KOI, along with dishes created exclusively for the pop-up.
MasterChef's Reynold Poernomo will manage the stall for the first weeks, so fans should join the rush if they want to catch a glimpse of the dessert master at work.
The HWKR Food Centre will be open from February 8, seven days per week; Sunday through Wednesday from 7am to 11pm and Thursday through Saturday from 7am to 1am.
Images: Tery Gunata.