Ex-Mama’s Buoi chef and PS40 cocktail shaker join forces to open LUHO, a new mod-Asian eatery.
The Lower North Shore has just received another spicy addition to its bustling dining scene, with the opening of the new pan-Asian eatery, LUHO. Translating directly to ‘hello’, LUHO has taken over the old Mama’s Brow Crows Nest, and is set to bring a funky face to the neighbourhood.
With Ex-Mama’s Buoi chef Dennis Tan and wife Serene at the helm, the fresh-look venue is set to deliver a modern interpretation of Asian dining. A large neon sign will lure you in, while pops of teal, beige timber and concrete flooring give the space a distinctively contemporary feel.
As for the all important food menu, you can expect plenty of share-style dishes inspired by Vietnam and Malaysia’s hawker-style street food stalls. These dishes will sit alongside inventive large plates and more traditional-style curries. East meets west with fusion creations like prawn and wonton tacos, topped with mango and chilli; while roti wraps filled with beef curry play into the laidback finger-food craze.
“My goal is to offer locals a fun, modern dining experience that they can afford to enjoy regularly,” says Tan. “We want to offer the crowds delicious, fresh Southeastern cuisine paired with top-quality cocktails at an accessible price point to keep them coming back.”
The bar is set to serve Peter Seabrook (PS40)’s inventive cocktails, blending distinctive Asian flavours and ingredients. Think Thai Basil Smash, made with basil-infused gin, lime and PS bush tonic. There’s also the Quandong Spritz, comprised of dry vermouth, quandong, wattle seed, cardamom and citrus.
LUHO is now officially open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.