Thursday, June 15, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Supernormal is an Asian fusion casual dining restaurant located in Flinders Lane belongs to Chef Andrew McConnel (Cutler & Co, Cumulus Inc, Builders Arms Hotel and more). The restaurant it's all about combining the Asian flavour with Europe and Australia, creating new interesting flavour. Supernormal only accepts bookings for lunch Monday to Sunday for groups of any size and dinner Monday to Sunday from 6pm for groups of six or more. Walk ins are welcome anytime as long as there's a table and willingness to wait for an empty table.

I never been to Supernormal, this might come as a surprise since I normally the hype queen but in terms of Supernormal I always missed it. Either they are always fully booked, or my companions not willing to wait that long and after that, lot's of foodie friend said it's not worth the wait. In results of all that, I hesitated then it drops down my list. Until recently, my mom was in town and her friend ask her to go out and I give her a couple of options then she picked Supernormal. It's on a weekdays lunch time and we did booked a table for three, two days earlier. Entering the restaurant, the interior was modern, simplistic with a lil bit of Japanese flare with a cute lil vending machines on one of the corner, mixed bar, round and bench seatings. I ordered Watermelon and mint ($6), the juice was way too watery for me, I do enjoyed the complimentary crunchy salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.

We started with the famous New England Lobster Roll ($16ea). The bun was so soft, sweet yet had a slight crunchiness on the outer layer, the lobster was tiny but taste nice and cold. I do think it's over priced.

My mom friend wanted the Duck Bao - twice cooked duck leg, vinegar, plum sauce ($26). The duck was very crunchy on the outside with a salty flavour, inside was tender and nicely partnered with the sauce and soft fluffy bun.

Special of the day; Baby Corn & Miso Butter ($7ea) and Kurobuta Pork Sandwich with Tonkatsu sauce ($19). The corn was crunchy, fresh with a very light miso butter and the pork sandwich comes in a very generous serving. The bread was average, the pork was well cooked but I do think the taste was too blend, maybe more of that tonkatsu sauce would help.

There was a big gap of time between the last dish to our main dish;Chargrilled 500g Wagyu Striploin - mushroom shio koji, yakiniku, cabbage and shiso salad ($80) with steamed Japanese brown rice ($4). Then when it finally arrived, it did not come as requested. We asked for medium to well done cause my mom does not eat raw meat. So they have to bring it back to the kitchen and we have to wait for quite some time again. Our appetite pretty much died already so we only taste some, which were good and very well seasoned but we have to take away the rest.

Supernormal is open for private dining as well as functions, fitting for 40 dining guest and 60 guest for cocktail. Their room comes with complimentary TV and Karaoke machines. Their overall service was attentive, friendly even though we have to wait quiet some time for our main meal. Honestly, I did not regret that I did not visit supernormal all these years, I don't think I miss that much. 

Supernormal Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

180 Flinders Ln
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Monday-Thursday & Sunday: 11am-11pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-12am