DOPA Don and Milk Bar is a new concept by the Devon team, opening on Darling Square’s Little Hay Street this August.
Head chef Khairi Amir’s (ex-Bentley and Freda’s) all-day dining menu is inspired by the streets of Tokyo, with more than twenty variations of Japanese donburi (rice bowls) as the heroes of food. Choose from classics, teriyaki chicken and katsu pork or try something a little different with the cheeseburger wagyu; wagyu beef tongue; glacier 51 tooth fish; or ling cod.
“The donburi is one of Japan’s most-loved dishes. It’s a one-bowl meal that is convenient and filling, working for both lunch and dinner. It’s perfect for the Darling Square community who can pick one up to take it back to their office, home for dinner or take a quick lunch break from uni. We also wanted to bring back the old school milk bar favourites like the classic milkshake; parfait; pudding; and cheesecake with a touch of Japanese flavour.” says owner Derek Puah.
Desserts reimagine the old-school miruku bar (milk bar) with Japanese loaded dopashakes; kakigori shaved ice desserts; parfaits; puddings; gelato; brick toast; and giant matcha cookies. Dopashakes blur lines between east and west flavours with matcha, jersey milk and cookie crumbs; mocha with iced chocolate, mascarpone and tiramisu gelato; or the truffle boba with royal milk tea, Okinawa sugar, boba and whipped cream cheese.
Tom Mark Henry conceptualise DOPA’s 70-seater venue with banquette; bar and outdoor seating; clean lines; timber and pastel finishes; with pops of red. Local retro-Japanese manga artist Andrew Yee, taps into the Japanese underground art culture and creates DOPA Boy. DOPA Boy gets his fix of ‘DOPA’ don bowls and shakes and becomes a super version of himself.
Located on Little Hay Street, Darling Square’s newest laneway bridges the energy of Haymarket with Darling Square, creating the Electric Treat Street of Sydney.
DOPA Don and Milk Bar
Shop 5-6, 2 Little Hay Street, Darling Square
Open L D Mon – Sun
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