**Paper Bird will open in July 2017.
If you’ve missed Moon Park’s modern Korean fare, we’ve got news. The team behind the popular Redfern spot will be back in July, this time with Paper Bird, an all-day Asian eatery in Potts Point.
Diners can head to Paper Bird morning, noon and night for a menu that takes cues from Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese cuisines.
Breakfast dishes like eggs on toast with avocado are familiar, but at Paper Bird it will come with furikake, a Japanese fish and seaweed-based seasoning. Toasted muesli will have dried persimmon and coconut rather than the usual apricot and almond.
After midday, the menu departs from East/West fusion and embraces its East Asian influences. Kingfish sashimi with miso and crab is on offer, as is a one-bowl rice dish with clams, zucchini, nori and chives.
Moon Park’s famous fried chicken is making a comeback. The secret to this soy and maple fried chicken is the shrimp-paste brine and flash frying technique using two different temperatures.
The 85-strong wine list has a mix of mostly natural white and light-to-medium reds. A range of sakes is also available as well as tinnies of OB Golden Lager from Korea.
The large space was formerly occupied by the Bourke Street Bakery. Existing finishes in brass, wood and concrete will be updated with fresh paint, but the team is trying to reuse as much of the original as possible.