David Chang Serving up Surprising Japanese Food to Toronto

16.09.2018

©Kayla Rocca

In the wake of the success of spaces in New York and in Sydney, Toronto is the latest city to benefit from the stylings of celebrity chef at the head of Momofoku, David Chang. Chang has become symbolic of the new order of world cuisine, having begun his career in Japan in a soba shop, before landing the big gig at the Park Hyatt Hotel Tokyo.

His new project is named Kōjin, the Japanese god of the home. At the helm is Paula Navarrete from Columbia, with a menu that reflects both the chef’s origins as well as the years spent at the Momofuku empire, resulting in a perfect harmony between South American and Japanese cuisine. A little snapshot: carbonised corn, peaches and green tomatoes marinated in white kimchi juice, rocket, mustard and mizuna garnished with aged gouda and ground Niagara ham. You get the picture… Not a pork bun in sight.

©Kayla Rocca

©Kōjin

Kayla Rocca

©Kōjin

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