Opened by James Sun (owner of Korean-dining favourite Arisun Beer House & Restaurant), and next door to a new Arisun Express outpost, Azoto’s short menu boasts traditional flavour combinations with a twist.
“Liquid Nitrogen ice-cream is definitely a trend. It kicked off in Korea last year, and in that time I opened four stores. This is my first Australian store,” says Sun.
The constantly rotating roster of new ice-cream flavours might include Caramel Duet, a caramel-ice-cream base with salted-caramel popcorn; or Bounty & Co, a fresh coconut base spiked with a melted Callebaut chocolate syringe.
Sun develops the flavours himself, updating the menu when new ideas strike. “I taste test every flavour, in fact I was tasting every morning from 9am to 2pm when we first opened. I almost got sick of ice cream.”
Next door at Arisun Express – a toned down version of its namesake – you’ll find a shortened form of the Arisun menu with a focus on Seoul street food. Try the boneless Korean fried chicken, double fried and served with wasabi mayo or doused in a sweet and spicy sauce. Eat among shoppers at one of the outdoor tables in Liverpool lane, washed down with a frozen beer (a chilled glass of Hite topped with a slushie “foam”), or grab a takeaway cup, for Arisun fans on the move.