From Pop-Up To Powerhouse, Fan Favourite Firepop Finds Permanent Home

Eat, Sydney / 19 March 2024

Forget the hunt for the truck – Firepop has finally set down roots!

After over a decade of tantalising taste buds with their charcoal-grilled specialties at Sydney pop-up locations, Firepop has finally set down roots.

Firepop being grilled

The brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Raymond Hou and Alina Van, Firepop has become a beloved fixture in the city’s food scene, renowned for its dedication to quality ingredients and innovative skewer creations.
Their new home? A two-storey haven on Sydney’s vibrant Enmore Road with earthy tones, soft lighting, and comfortable seating. Modern art adorns the walls, alongside a curious newspaper clipping unearthed during renovations, a subtle nod to the venue’s history.

But the real star of the show is undoubtedly the heart of the restaurant: a sizzling 3.5-meter open charcoal and wood-fired grill. This impressive centrepiece promises an exciting evolution for Firepop. While their signature skewers, like the melt-in-your-mouth “butter cube” Wagyu and the fan-favourite “OG” sesame cumin lamb, will remain a cornerstone of the menu, Hou and Van are eager to expand their repertoire.

Firepop menu items

A larger kitchen translates to a more diverse offering. Diners can now expect to see an exciting focus on fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables, alongside their expertly grilled meats. Firepop is committed to supporting local producers, partnering with farms like Moonacres and Living Earth to ensure the highest quality ingredients grace their plates.
The couple’s passion for exploration extends beyond the menu. Van, a newly qualified sommelier, has curated a thoughtful wine list featuring both classic and more adventurous drops, all designed to complement the restaurant’s offerings. Firepop also boasts a soon-to-be-launched cocktail program, ensuring there’s a beverage to suit every palate.

While Firepop has garnered a reputation for its lively pop-up appearances, Hou and Van haven’t forgotten the importance of creating a comfortable and welcoming space. The ground floor offers a variety of seating options, including an eight-seat chef’s table overlooking the grill for those seeking a truly immersive dining experience. A separate “studio” dining room provides a more intimate setting, perfect for a relaxed catch-up with friends.

Firepop raw meat

The future holds even more promise. The second floor is set to open later this year, offering additional space for diners. Firepop also plans to extend its opening hours to seven days a week, solidifying its place as a go-to spot in the vibrant Enmore Road precinct.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of their pop-up creations or simply seeking a delicious exploration of fire-kissed flavours, Firepop’s new Enmore Road digs are definitely worth a visit.

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