Surry Hills ten minutes from the CBD.PROFILED BY DE GROOTS
The name Cochin refers to the southern part of Vietnam, which became a French colony at the end of the 19th century. The food reflects the influence of this period by fusing Vietnamese and French traditions and grafting them onto a contemporary Australian canvas.
The food is designed to share, so this venue is perfect for couples or a group affair. The “Taste of Ginger” is the highlight of the menu - a degustation for two arranged by poultry, seafood and meat, tied together by different varieties of the theme ingredient: ginger. It clearly articulates the various cultural influences of the chef, with such combinations as ginger ravioli and tea-smoked duck breast warmed by a fragrant bok choy broth. The tender pork belly roulade is juxtaposed by crunchy lotus pickle, with a cleansing coconut consomme casting the senses back to Saigon. This food takes you on a journey, so come prepared for the ride.