Beijing –The Opposite House, Beijing reveals the newest bar-restaurant outlet SUPERFLY. A new remixed and remastered collection of the Sichuan and China evolution – its food, its music, and its culture. Our neighbourhood hangout set within Beijing’s lively Sanlitundistrict, takes a creative spin on Sichuan’s buzzed about “Fly restaurants” – casual eateries famously known for their delicious Sichuan cuisine and the go-to hangout place for locals. SUPERFLY will be bringing this vibe to town, serving up delicious comfort food, Asian craft cocktails and draft beer from award winning local brewery Great Leap.
“Superfly was designed as a fun, casual, neo-pop Chinese bistro that channels the energy and eclecticism of China’s youth culture.” Said by William Harris, one of the founding partners of AvroKO Design LLC. The design and branding of this retro-futuristic space was led by AvroKO’sBangkok studio and Brand Bureau, AvroKo’s sister studio, who managed to creatively blend iconic typologies of the past with a vision towards the future.
Colourful and boldly patterned ceramic tiles in greens, blues, and whites take cues from neighbourhood staple Cha Chaan Tengs, as do the salmon-coloured terrazzo tables. Vintage wallpaper patterns behind the bar are contrasted with pops of neon and an array of eclectic lighting. Symbols of Chinese creativity and artistic exploration are represented by rich graphic novels, Kung Fu Comics, and pop-culture posters. A signature video art installation with a multi-screened, hybridized collection of early martial arts videos and quirky, old school children’s cartoons create an animated visual tapestry that feels at once familiar and strangely new.
The liveliness continues with framed views of the open kitchen, with Pullman booth seating in brass and fabric-wrapped arched niches flanking the action. Sleek leather banquettes and chairs in shades of forest green and chartreuse sit beneath modernistic custom chandeliers crafted from brass and hand-blown red glass.
A bustling and airy outdoor terrace is surrounded by lush greenery. Patterned tile flooring and contemporary furniture bring the indoors out, while an additional tile clad bar opens from the facade to provide specialty service.
Food & Drinks
Inspired by Sichuan cuisine, SUPERFLY is an accessible neighbourhood hangout with an electric vibe and a focus on delivering delicious everyday food and drinks that just hits the spot. The kitchen team is led by Michelin-starred Chef Li Dong from Jing Yaa Tang, taking his commitment to flavour and quality but transforming it for a fun casual experience featuring authentic Sichuan ingredients as well as childhood favourite recipes. Highlighted dishes such asTian Shui Noodles (sweet water noodles)are made with homemade noodles that are al dente in texture with various spices and a dash of Sichuan peppercorns, sugar and some crushed peanuts to give extra layers to the taste, that is sweet and spicy in flavour. Taking inspiration from Great Leap Brewing’s most loved double cheeseburger, Chef Li Dong has transformed the favourite dish into our very own G.L.B Super Dumplings by using the same beef patty as the filling of dumplings that is just juicy and fulfilling. SUPERFLY will also be serving Great Leap Brewing crafted beers that incorporate high-quality teas, spices, honeys, fruits, and vegetables into the beer menu.
On the cocktail side of things, SUPERFLY will be featuring a fun cocktail list curated by Proof & Company, Asia- Pacific’s leading independent spirits company and one of the world’s most awarded drinks consultancies, offering a playful experience that celebrates the unique tastes of Chinese food and local culture. Such as Arctic Rickey, taking inspiration from Arctic Ocean Soda which was China’s first popular homegrown soda, and it remains beloved to this day, boosting the flavour with Peddlers – A Chinese Crafted Gin, then infusing it with herbs and botanicals to enrich the complexity and aroma of the cocktail. S.L.S G&T, a twist of Salty Lime Seven – a traditional southern Chinese drink made with salty lime mixed with 7up. This classic drink is transformed it into a refreshing yet savoury Gin & Tonic, perfect pairing for the spiciness of SUPERFLY. *go