Get set for a brand-new culinary adventure, folks – The Star has just unveiled the brand-new dining locale Uncle Su, a Cantonese restaurant serving up decadent bites and traditional rare teas. Specialising in Chinese bites given a modern coastal reimagining, it's the ultimate place to indulge in a memorable meal and features fresh takes on traditional favourites along with fresh local seafood.
Adding to an already expansive array of eating options at The Star, Uncle Su has just opened and is delivering much-loved Cantonese dishes with some tasty tweaks. Under the helm of executive chef Song Yao Su, the menu is packed with toothsome morsels drawing inspiration from his globe-trotting career that spans tenures from Hong Kong to Las Vegas. The new venue’s name draws inspiration from the term “Uncle” in Chinese tradition that indicates respect – a fitting moniker for a dining locale led by a chef with more than 35 years of experience. Expect a contrast between Chinese tradition and modern Australian, coming together for an experience that’s simultaneously fresh and decadent.
As you take a seat within the jewel-hued dining room, get set to devour an array of Cantonese favourites created using locally sourced ingredients – with a particular focus on the abundant seafood of our region. Delights of the oceanic kind are sustainably sourced, such as Queensland grouper, barramundi, abalone and coral trout. Ready your chopsticks for delicacies including Chef Song’s signature 24-hour-marinated Peking duck that’s roasted and then carved at the table, or much-loved traditional Cantonese dishes with some tasty tweaks like siu mai made with Australian pork and prawn before being topped with locally sourced abalone. There is also a focus on tea at Uncle Su, with a dedicated tea connoisseur available to provide insight into the traditions of tea and to guide guests through the elaborate tea offering – along with a selection of rare teas served as part of a traditional Chinese ritual.
The venue’s fit-out is be vibrant and fun while giving a nod to traditional elements of Chinese design and symbols of prosperity such as koi fish motifs, that eye-catching golden money tree anchoring the space and oversized lanterns offering up a welcoming vibe – perfect for sharing some good food with great people. If you’re keen to level up your dining experience, five jaw-dropping private dining rooms await to host some very special meals indeed.
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