Korean in­flu­ence

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By DENISE S. CAHILL

FAST cof­fee and Aus­tralian cui­sine with a Korean in­flu­ence has moved in to Doric Street in Scarborough.

Dan Mur­phy, of Scarborough, and North Perth res­i­dent James Park knew their com­bined tal­ents were the per­fect match for Doric Street Cafe and Kitchen af­ter work­ing to­gether for a year.

Mur­phy has taken the fast, qual­ity cof­fee con­cept from Archie and Max, a Dalkeith cafe he co-owned with his mum, and added Park’s Korean flair to en­tice a break­fast, cof­fee and lunch trade.

“I hate wait­ing and peo­ple are gen­er­ally im­pa­tient so I’ve built a sys­tem where peo­ple know they can get a quick cof­fee,” Mur­phy said.

“The model is sim­i­lar to Archie and Max with the cof­fee trade but we’ve stepped up in the food depart­ment with a mod­ern Aus­tralian menu with a Korean flair from James.

“In the morn­ings, peo­ple are eat­ing Korean dishes.”

Trained in Korea, Park has taken his tra­di­tional dishes like the kim­chi burger and bibim­bap and added Aus­tralian flavours.

Park, who pre­vi­ously worked at Wild­flower and Chez Pierre, said he added Aus­tralian herbs to the kim­chi and cre­ated his own sauce for the bibim­bap.

He said he en­joyed cre­at­ing new dishes and would re­lease a new menu af­ter Easter.

“For the first time, I am start­ing my dream here,” Park said. “This is just the start for me.”

Marie Nirme d467417 Pic­ture:

James Park with the dish bibim­bap, Meg Mous­ley with her lum­ber­jack cake and Dan Mur­phy.

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