Chef Adam Liston will launch a pop-up noodle bar while he awaits the opening of his permanent restaurant, Honcho, due to swing open its doors later this year.
The three month pop-up on Bourke Street, named Honcho Noodle, will open on Thursday, 2 June at 5pm.
The menu, split into ‘Noodles’ and ‘Not Noodles’, offers some of Liston’s popular lighter dishes from his previous Asian eatery, Northern Light.
Noodle dishes include shaved charcoal duck noodle soup with bamboo, water chestnuts and spanner crab udon with smoked oyster butter and kizami nori. Other options include Liston’s signature corn-fed chicken yakitori – fillet, thigh, wing or meatball, signature “Golden Egg” dish and BBQ char siu pork chop, spring onion sauce, mustard leaves.
“At Honcho Noodle, we’ll have the opportunity to share and focus on dishes we love to eat everyday that are wholesome and tasty. The vibe of the place will mirror that of the street noodle shops you’d find in Indonesia, China and Japan,” said Liston.
Chicken skin yakitori
The front of house team will be led by Brad Hammond, who’s worked at Melbourne restaurants including Mister Jennings and The Press Club.
There will also be a serious Asian inspired cocktail focus, led by head bartender Ryan Noreiks.
Honcho Noodle will pave the way for its permanent premises, Honcho at 18 Punch Lane, due to open in September. The menu will centre on contemporary Asian cuisine that showcases Liston’s preference for cooking over charcoal, with a customised multi-purpose grill currently being built.
Located at 1 Bourke Street, Honcho Noodle will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm.
Hot soba kyota with green onion oil, radish and black vinegar