The fairy bread and popcorn butter lamington has landed in Sydney.
In July those crazy kids from Tokyo Lamington did a local collaboration with Aussie chocolate outfit Koko Black. It was so well received they've decided to put down roots, and from this week they are doing a soft launch of a new store at Market City, in Chinatown.
"We have gone into the old Gojima site, across from The Eight [restaurant]," co-owner Eddie Stewart says.
Stewart and his crew have put the humble lamington on the map in Japan, and the Tokyo favourite of black sesame is on the opening menu in Sydney.
"Otherwise it's a whole new menu. We'll be rotating the flavours. There's rose and strawberry, lemon lime and bitters and a Ferrero chocolate reveal," Stewart says.
The kooky lamingtons were born a few years back when N2 Extreme Gelato departed Sydney and opened a spin-off brunch club in Tokyo. When they put lamingtons on the menu, they started moving like Bill Granger hotcakes.
"We tested the waters back here with Koko, and they sold out in 40 minutes. We wanted to be near the city [in Sydney] and the Chinatown end is a good fit."
Open daily 11am-11pm.
A3.10 3rd floor, Market City, 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket