PERTH | One of my favourite spots for breakfast in Perth is tbsp, so when I found out that brothers Hanji and Hanli Khor had opened a new spot, Forklore, in West Perth, you bet I wasn’t going to leave town without popping in for a feed.
The brothers and new business partner and head chef Brian Kong are taking a similar approach with Forklore. That means less “Aussie brunch classics” more “East Asian inspired creations” drawing on the owner’s heritage and travels. I like how Kong describes his food as respecting whatever cuisine he’s cooking without bastardising it. A great approach I think.
I visited with my family and we tried a few things. I enjoyed it all. The chicken katsu sando uses the much superior to breast, maryland (drumstick and thigh) for extra tenderness and flavour. It’s accompanied by tonkatsu sauce, amazuke cucumber, yuzu, and jalapeño slaw, sandwiched between slices of shokupan bread. Also great is the tonkotsu congee with pork neck chashu, ajitama egg, mustard greens, burnt garlic oil, chilli oil, and spring onions.
There’s also the duck nanban udon – duck broth filled with sous vide chicken breast, duck tsukune, watercress, red onions, and hachimi togorashi. For burger fans, there’s the delicious okonoburger a Japanese milk bin filled with a smashed beef patty, American cheese, bacon, cabbage, pickled ginger, okonomi sauce, Kewpie mayo, bonito, a fried egg, amazuke cucumber, and served with chips.
For coffee, barista Robert Williams is brewing an assortment of brews using 5 Senses coffee beans.
The City West centre where Forklore is located might be dated (seriously it hasn’t changed since I used to visit Scitech as a kid in the 90s), but the offering at Forklore is anything but. Definitely worth a visit for some truly tasty and unique brunch dishes that are very much of now.
Suite 11-12 City West Centre
102 Railway Street
Western Australia 6005
Mon – Fri: 7:00am to 3:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00am to 3:00pm