Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal Canteen opens next week in St Kilda. The restaurant is a permanent reboot of the successful test kitchen McConnell ran in Fitzroy prior to opening Supernormal proper in the city a few years ago.

Supernormal sous-chef Tim Goegan is heading up the kitchen. Back in May, McConnell gave some indication of what to expect on the menu – we knew Supernormal’s trademark lobster rolls would make the cut, alongside items from a raw bar and charcoal yakitori bar.

From 5.30pm tonight you can sample some of what’s going to be on offer next week – a limited offering from the new menu (a preview of which is listed in full below) will be available to order on UberEATS. The Canteen is using the next week to test out the menu and make adjustments ahead of its opening – that might involve tweaks to some of the dishes listed, as well full dish additions. (Delivery will be a large part of restaurant – a major point of difference with Supernormal – and will be available across the same opening hours as the restaurant.)

Your Monday night just got a whole lot better.


THE MENU

Snacks
Sweet & sour rice cakes
Sichuan pickles
Typhoon shelter school prawns
Raw fish, fresh wasabi, flowers, white sesame

Yakatori
Sommerlad chicken – thigh, fillet, offal or skin
Vegetables – asparagus, shitake, garlic cloves or shishito peppers
Meat – pigeon, quail or beef intercostal

Dishes
Eggplant & tofu salad, black vinegar, pickled green chilli
Prawn & chicken dumplings, crisp chilli
Pork & shiso leaf gyoza
Steamed & dried duck bao, plumb & vinegar sauces
Mussels & clams, XO sauce
Wood-grilled char siu pork neck, lettuce hearts, pickled ginger & smoked egg
Cup noodle – dashi, wheat noodles, white pepper, garlic & crab
New England lobster roll

Larger
Northern-style cumin lamb, pancakes & pickles
Whole steamed fish, kombu butter, wild greens
Clay pot – slow-cooked beef rib, honey black pepper, garlic shoots
Roasted Dutch carrots, XO oil & lime
Fried green beans, roast pork, seasoned soy, pickled mustard greens

Desserts
Peanut butter parfait, soft chocolate & salted caramel
Taiyaki – sake kasu
Kakagori – crème caramel or matcha
Fruit

Stick menu, $55
Banquet menu $65