Luke Nguyen is opening a Southeast Asian street food pop up at The Star (Sydney)

Award-winning chef Luke Nguyen will open his new casual dining pop-up restaurant, Luke Nguyen Street Food, this September at The Star Sydney, an eponymous pop-up restaurant located in the property’s Café Court from September to November. Nguyen will be using this temporary stall to serve up his classic rustic Southeast Asian street fare outside of his already well established Fat Noodle.

“I’m really excited to help build on the The Star’s pop-up restaurant success, and look forward to offering food lovers some of the best rustic dishes from my recent street adventures”, says Nguyen. “I guarantee visitors an exotic mix of tastes, textures and flavours straight from the heart of Southeast Asia”.

It seems to be part of ongoing series of pop-ups set at The Star’s food court, seeing as it follows the two very successful residences of Sokyo Ramen and the more recent Singapore Hawker Style.

The pop up will showcase a range of Luke’s favourite dishes from his new SBS TV series, Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia, including lobster tom yum with mussels, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and vermicelli noodles, Vietnamese baguette with char-grilled lemon-grass, Kurobuta pork patties, pork floss, pickled vegetables, coriander and chilli, and Smashed fried crispy chicken with chilli sambal and rice, in addition to others on the menu.

The upcoming SBS series follows Luke as he travels through locations like Saigon, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, and the food that reigns in those cities. The opening of the pop-up coincides with the premiere of the series, which will air eight episodes nationally every Thursday at 8:30pm from 1 September.

Luke Nguyen Street Food Pop-Up

Address: The Star’s Food Court
When: Friday 19th August to end of November
Hours: Sun-Mon 11:30am-9pm; Tues-Thurs 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm.

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