Hawker-chic and instagrammable new concept restaurant for Din Tai Fung
At Din Tai Fung in Sydney’s Central Park DC presented a concept to offer the idea of a simplified street market/cityscape design scheme. The inspiring space features a theatrical ‘display kitchen’ evocative of a ‘vendors cart’ showcasing the scientific precision and culinary skills that create the edible artwork of each dumpling.
Up front, there’s some bold instagrammable supergraphic branding for international DTF fans to post about and an authentic hawker street bike cart. Inside rows of playful domino-like tabletops sit under street neon signage visible from Broadway street-level below.
Graffiti-esque twisted Chinese proverbs (man with one chopstick go hungry) wrap exposed brick columns while reclaimed objects help project an unassuming vibe. The dining space transforms into a back lane feel reminiscent of the tourist experience discovering an unexpected food beyond the main strip of a foreign city.