Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Zomato & Supernormal.
draws on the years Chef Andrew McConnell spent working and living in shanghai
and Hong Kong - An interpretation of his favourite Asian eating experiences incorporating
food in family homes, street food and restaurants.
comprises a variety of old and new favourites. Everything we sampled was
delicious. It was the perfect backdrop for Australia’s first ever Zomato meet
up where like-minded folk discussed their love of food and wine.
New England lobster roll
most popular dish, the New England lobster roll was a massive hit. We loved the
rolls we tried. Sandwiched between buttery brioche buns are substantial
portions of tender lobster meat, complete with indulgent sauces. These rolls
wantonly disregard the current trend towards healthy eating and, as a result,
are abundantly flavoursome – the slightly sweet flavour of the brioche is
enhanced by the butter and the intense lobster flesh is accentuated by the
liberal helpings of the sauces.
Pork bao, tamarind sauce
The pork bao with tamarind sauce were an absolute winner. The fluffy, moist and slightly sweet buns were
filled with delicious pork nuggets which possessed the ultimate crunchy
exterior and tender interior. The tamarind
sauce added a lovely sweet and sour element and acted as an ideal seasoning for
the pork meat.
Prawn & chicken dumplings, chilli & vinegar sauce
The prawn & chicken dumplings were also delicious. The
velvety dumpling pastry was beautiful in texture and the accompanying sea of chilli
& vinegar sauce was pleasantly appetising. An expertly judged amount of
heat brought this dish to another level. Bursting with flavour, exquisite
balance and complexity, these dumplings are a must-have.
desserts were similarly well devised. The peanut butter parfait harmonised with
velvety salted caramel topped with soft chocolate.
Soft serve - plum & green tea ice cream
The soft serve on the other
hand was a refreshing combination of green tea and sour plum ice cream. The
contrast of the tartness of the sour plums and the overall sweetness of the ice
creams worked a treat.
offers a winning casual dining experience with a delicious and approachable Asian-focused
menu and great drinks in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.