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