KOI Dessert Kitchen Ryde
If you've ever wondered how the Poernomo brothers' desserts are made, classes at the Koi Dessert Kitchen in Ryde will reveal some secrets. It is the second opening from ex-Masterchef contestant Reynold, his mother Ike Malada, and his brothers Ronald and Arnold, following the success of the family’s Chippendale venue.
Reynold and Ronald say the classes were inspired by their mother, who had long dreamed of a space where she could share her knowledge of cakes and pastries. Lessons include how to make the famous mango-yuzu dessert, and masterclasses by external chefs and bakers (including Berkelo baker Tom Eadie, a former school friend of the Poernomos and the supplier of the Ryde venue's pastries and bread).
The space designed by Loop Creative features natural tones and textures, including linen banquette seating and grey marble, and glass doors throughout. Microherbs decorate the tables. Part of the concept is that the classroom area, including two high tables and a peppering of Kitchenaids, functions as cafe seating when class is not in session.
The “Nomtella” and “Moss” desserts can be expected at both, as well as the lychee, rose and raspberry tart.