Gastrology recently attended 'Night Tripping' at the St Hotel where the space was transformed into an Asian bazaar.
We enjoyed plates from Windsor’s favourite culinary trio; Hanoi Hannah, Tokyo Tina and Saigon Sally as well as Docklands’ Ba Noi.
A night of endless entertainment, with a line-up of circus acts and freaky performers strutting their stuff around every corner, it was a vibrant celebration of Melbourne’s best Asian street food, drinks and tunes.
Host, St Hotel turned up the heat with a delicious braised pork red curry. The perfectly seasoned curry broth possessed the customary punchy flavours exhibited Thai curries and was a great match for the tender pork. We loved the inclusion of textural bamboo shoots and the added kick from the addition of green peppercorns.
Hannoi Hannah delivered a fragrant chicken pho which boasted a lovely broth with generous slices of lean chicken breasts. It was a refreshing and light dish.
Tokyo Tina stole our hearts with a show stopping beef brisket bao. Featuring melt in your mouth umami-laden beef brisket combined with pickles and adorned with luscious kewpie the bao really hit the mark.
Banoi’s banh cuon, an exotic mushroom rice crepe served with sticky soy and Chinese doughnuts were addictively good. We loved this modern take on the traditional banh cuon. The savoury fried Chinese doughnuts were a delicious canvas which soaked up the sticky soy sauce and provided a contrasting texture to the slippery crepes.
Saigon Sally’s Coconut prawn ceviche with sweet potato and betel leaf was also a crowd favourite. Displaying a multitude of intense flavours and was highlighted on by the beautifully cured prawns and the gentle sweetness of the sweet potato.
Gastrology bloggers attended the event courtesy of Night Tripping.