Rais­ing the bar on Asian en­thu­si­asm

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food -

A MAKEOVER for Leed­erville small bar and res­tau­rant Kitsch Bar Asia has trans­formed it into a se­ri­ous food des­ti­na­tion, ac­cord­ing to owner Nick Bond.

Bond said the small bar, which has been serv­ing Asian street food since 2012, had changed its look and menu.

“Kitsch be­gan in 2012 as a small bar with a re­cy­cled, loved feel­ing serv­ing Asian street food,” he said.

“This has de­vel­oped into a more se­ri­ous food des­ti­na­tion and with this in mind we have im­proved our decor and soft fur­nish­ings to re­flect a turn­ing of age from a young bar to a din­ing and re­fresh­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The menu, de­signed by head chef Ash­leigh Pat­ti­son, is meant to be shared and is bro­ken down into five parts: snacks, hawker bites, street plates, sides and greens, and to fin­ish.

Dishes in­clude Korean fried sweet and salty chicken wings, char­grilled beef flank steak with green curry sauce and peanut but­ter par­fait with salted caramel and pra­line.

Pat­ti­son, who has worked in the in­dus­try for 10 years, said the fresh, fun and se­ri­ous menu re­flected her love for food and ser­vice.

“I have a real pas­sion for Asian food and us­ing good lo­cal pro­duce,” she said.

“My di­rec­tion is a com­bi­na­tion of am­bi­tion and pas­sion for all things fresh and ex­cit­ing.

“My style is unique to me; it is some­thing that I have grown and de­vel­oped through my ex­pe­ri­ence trav­el­ling and cook­ing, driven by my pas­sion for food.”

Some things have re­mained the same, such as the venue’s much-loved weekly spe­cials, which in­clude Pad Thai Tues­days for $15 and tasty Wok Wed­nes­days with their spe­cial Kitsch Ginger Cock­tail for $19.80.

Pic­tures: Cheyne Til­lier-Daly

Kitsch has trans­formed its decor and menu as it de­vel­ops into a se­ri­ous food des­ti­na­tion.

With Belinda Cipri­ano

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