A Culinary Adventure: Zuki Moon
STORY BY DANIEL WHARAM, ZUKI MOON OWNER
Meshelle Armstrong, of the Eat Good Food Group, which included the highly acclaimed Restaurants EVE, Kaliwa on the Wharf and Hummingbird Bar and Kitchen, has joined forces with Stacey Wharam, Operations Director of hotspots, Fontaine Caffé, Sonoma Cellar, and Grape & Bean Rosemont, to create an exciting new restaurant concept. The duo will be transforming owner, Daniel Wharam's former Del Ray Japanese spot, Kaizan, into a fun dynamic Filipino/Japanese restaurant.
Zuki Moon, invites you to embark on a culinary adventure, as Armstrong and Wharam bring beloved Gastrobar food from Japan and the Philippines. Armstrong, a native Filipino and contributor to We Cook Filipino, a cookbook presenting food as something central to Filipino culture says “Our vibrant menu and craft cocktails stem for our favorite, culinary travels and adventures from street foods stalls to the vibrant, colorful, Asian markets that capture the essence of these rich culinary traditions."
Guests can indulge in a diverse range of offerings, from Yakiniku assorted skewers with a Calamansi Ginger Aioli, to Bone-in Pork Chop Ramen, classic Filipino lumpia, and the bold and savory chicken adobo marinated with Kane vinegar peppercorns and Bayleaf.
“Our vibrant menu and craft cocktails stem for our favorite, culinary travels and adventures from street foods stalls to the vibrant, colorful, Asian markets that capture the essence of these rich culinary traditions." - Meshelle Armstrong
To complement the flavors of the cuisine, Zuki Moon launches a bar program headed by Chef and Mixologist Aung (Kelvin) Pyaesone. Drawing inspiration from his Southeast Asian heritage, Aung creates visually stunning cocktails using high-quality ingredients. From his Kimchi Bloody Mary to Luscious Blossom, guests can expect an innovative drinks menu.
Zuki Moon will opened its doors the first week of October, offering a preview menu for eager diners. The full menu, curated by Chef Julie Cortes, of Hiraya and formerly of the Michelin Bib Gourmand Kaliwa, will be launching soon, promising even more culinary delights.