Uncle Su, the newest restaurant at The Star Gold Coast, has opened its doors, serving up an impressive range of classic Cantonese cuisine created with fresh local ingredients.
The stunning restaurant is the first of several set to open in the new dining and entertainment precinct, being the first to welcome guests ahead of the new hotel and apartments opening in early 2022.
Inspired by the cultural heritage and authentic Chinese family traditions of Executive Chef Song Yao Su, Uncle Su offers an impressive rendition of classic Cantonese cuisine, created with local Australian ingredients and a coastal sensibility.
Drawing on Chef Song’s passion for letting the natural flavours of fresh ingredients shine, guests can expect to enjoy a delicious blend of Cantonese style favourites with a selection of signature Beijing and Szechuan dishes – each made with considered precision and the finest locally-sourced produce.
“Just as I grew up eating and cooking with my own family, my dishes at Uncle Su are uncomplicated and authentic, making the most of the amazing seafood and produce that Queensland has to offer,” Chef Song said. “Whether you’re relaxing in the lounge bar, gathering with loved ones in a booth or taking a seat at the kitchen counter, I’m so excited to be extending my family’s dinner table to friends, old and new.”
Chef Song’s signature Peking Duck is a must-try, which is marinated in his secret sauce for twenty-four hours before being roasted to perfection and carved tableside. Also, there is a vast array of sensational live seafood displayed in tanks, including locally sourced lobster and crab, Queensland groper, barramundi, abalone and coral trout. And, for yum cha lovers, a speciality Dim Sum menu full of beloved classics like Char Siu Bao and Siu Mai will be handmade to order each day.
Tea is also an integral part of dining at Uncle Su, with a dedicated tea connoisseur on hand to guide diners through an extensive menu of tea and the traditions and flavours, in addition to the more common varieties of Chinese teas like Oolong or Jasmine guests can try a more premium experience with some rare Chinese teas on offer sourced by Chef Song himself, Each of these four premium teas will be served as part of a traditional Chinese tea ritual – also known as a ‘Kung Fu’ ritual – for a completely unique dining experience.
The stunning menu and decor go hand in hand, designed by award-winning local architecture and interior design practice, Plus Architecture. Featuring Chinese design elements and bespoke handcrafted materials like oversized lanterns, a golden money tree and beautiful koi fish motifs, all bathed in a sea of red, gold, cool ocean blue and jade green, the interiors add an element of vibrant energy to the space.