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.
The menu 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
Supernormal’s 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.
Peanut butter parfait, salted caramel & soft chocolate
The 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.
Supernormal offers a winning casual dining experience with a delicious and approachable Asian-focused menu and great drinks in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
Location: 180 Flinders Lane Melbourne
Phone: 03 9650 8688
Cuisine: Japanese, Modern Australian, Chinese