Riffs on Korean food made for feasting served in an artistic hub.
Set right in the heart of Northbridge, The Rechabite is home to a live performance hall, basement club and rooftop bar, but its sprawling ground floor eatery, Double Rainbow Eating House, is not to be forgotten. Crowds flock here before, after or instead of a show, filling communal tables among vibrant walls and moody lighting, a theatre of flaming woks brightening the open kitchen.
There’s no denying the downright deliciousness of a reframed McMuffin featuring duck sausage and peanut hoisin: Peking duck meets McDonald’s.
Since it’s part of a diverse artistic hub for dance, burlesque, circus and live music, expect a kitchen with a creative streak, riffing on Asian – mostly Korean – dishes and putting flavour at the forefront. Kimchi dumplings accentuated with pumpkin ssämjang and topped with nori, say, are a mouthful of fermented funk and umami, while snake beans are wood-roasted to give them charred and blistered accents, a doenjang sauce bringing extra oomph. The Korean fried chicken is all crunchy coating and juicy meat, yuzu mayonnaise and a hit of caviar taking it up a notch.
And even if it’s a head-scratcher conceptually, there’s no denying the downright deliciousness of a reframed McMuffin featuring duck sausage and peanut hoisin: Peking duck meets McDonald’s. Staff keep up a fast pace, wines are geared towards freshness, and cocktails are well composed without being over the top. The rub? A crowdpleaser, with the dial set to good times.