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Sokyo at The Star – exciting Japanese-fusion breakfast buffet

Breakfast buffets are synonymous with hotels.  So when Sokyo, an upmarket contemporary Japanese restaurant, opened its doors for a Japanese-fusion breakfast buffet, I couldn’t wait to sample the buffet spread on offer.

Coincidentally, Mr. A’s birthday was coming up around the time I discovered breakfast at Sokyo, so on the Saturday morning of his birthday, we decided to celebrate his birthday a little differently (and memorably) with breakfast.

Outside the restaurant
Outside the restaurant – we knew we were at the right place when we saw this sign!

We arrived at 9am and were ushered to our seats.  We were presented with a few breakfast options:

  • Breakfast buffet spread only plus tea / coffee ($28);
  • A choice of one a-la-carte dish featuring eggs plus tea / coffee and a small juice ($22.50); or
  • Both of the above (buffet, eggs and tea / coffee) ($38).
The menu
The menu

 

Inside the restaurant. Very busy at 9am!
Inside the restaurant. Very busy at 9am!

The selection of a-la-carte dishes were tempting and Mr. A made an excellent choice in his a-la-carte dish plus buffet option, with a lemon and ginger tea.  He opted for the eggs benedict (streaky bacon, poached egg, edamame, brioche, miso hollandaise).  I opted for the buffet and a regular soy latte.

When Mr. A’s eggs benedict arrived, I was immediately jealous.  The golden brown thick brioche, eggs cooked to perfection, miso hollandaise oozing over the top onto the sides, thin crispy red bacon strips curled up and specks of edemame – I had never wanted to take a bite of an egg dish as much as this!  The generous serving tasted even better than it looked, if that was even possible!  Hands down, the best eggs benedict I’ve ever had!

Eggs benedict
Eggs benedict (streaky bacon, poached egg, edemame, brioche hollandaise)

The buffet spread was on one bench, plus a juice station with fresh apple and orange juices served in cute little sake bottles.

The buffet spread
The buffet spread

 

Fresh apple and orange juice in sake bottles
Fresh apple and orange juice in sake bottles

Some photos of the Japanese-Western fusion options are below.  My favourite was the pastry section – there were so many choices, both Japanese and Western varieties, and the danishes were so flaky and crispy.  Delicious!

Soba noodles and dashi broth
Soba noodles and dashi broth

 

Congee
Japanese congee
Condiments for the congee
Condiments for the congee

 

Green tea muffins
Green tea muffins

 

Black sesame muffins
Black sesame muffins
Selection of pastries
Selection of pastries

 

Yoghurt with granola topped with fruit
Yoghurt with granola topped with fruit

 

My pastry choices from the buffet
My pastry selection from the buffet

We had a great time at Sokyo and would 100% come here again for a special treat.  And this time, I’ll be sure to order the eggs benedict!

Rating:
Address: Level G, The Darling The Star/80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: (02) 9657 9161
http://www.star.com.au/sydney-restaurants/signature-fine-dining/Pages/sokyo.aspx

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One thought on “Sokyo at The Star – exciting Japanese-fusion breakfast buffet

  1. Hi there! I enjoyed reading about the Sokyo breakfast buffet and was hoping to ask you a question about your post. Would you mind sending me a note at the email address I’ve provided? Thank you!

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