Exotic produce supplier, Sunrise Asian opens first store and restaurant

20 November, 2015 by
Aoife Boothroyd

Sunrise Asian, a supplier of premium and exotic Asian fruit and vegetables, has opened its very first store and restaurant in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay.

Widely considered to be a ‘chef's secret’, Sunrise Asian has been supplying the kitchens of some of the nation’s top chefs and restaurateurs including David Thompson, Neil Perry, Martin Benn and Peter Gilmore with exotic and rare Australian-grown produce for the past decade. The opening of the first Sunrise Asian store represents the first time that Sydney-siders will be able to purchase produce from the supplier. 

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In addition to premium and exotic produce, Sunrise Asian will also be operating their first caf and restaurant, offering brunch and dinner options including the likes of pastas, curries, baked goods and ice cream. 

Owner and founder Fiat Malaniyom, says that the menu draws influence from his years working in and around kitchens in Thailand and Australia. Malaniyom, together with head chef Fiona Hatchett (ex Jimmy Liks) has created a regularly changing menu that will showcase the produce of the day. Signature dishes draw from Thai, Vietnamese and Italian cuisines and include the likes of green mango and papaya salad with prawn floss; shiso and betel leaf wagyu beef parcels; snapper khao soi; and linguini with Ortiz anchovies and saltbush.

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The produce in store will be sourced both locally and from farms as far afield as the Northern Territory. Although the offerings will change daily, customers can expect to find green mangoes, zucchini flowers, pomelo and heirloom tomatoes, white turmeric, shiso leaf, torch ginger and land seaweed.

A range of curry pastes, seasonal preserves, pickles, dressings and sauces, and freshly made soy and coconut milk will be on offer along with some of Malaniyom’s favourite products including Lescure butter, Willowbrae cheese and Co-YO yoghurt.

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Takeaway options and ready-meals including curry and stir fry kits will also be available.