All the food at Monster in Canberra is mind blowing – let me recommend the Yabby Jaffle and the Brussel Sprouts Dish
Monster kitchen and bar in Hotel Hotel will make my Top 10 Australian restaurants of 2017. It is a mind-blowing experience that incorporates some of the best architecture and interior design in the country with artworks that will impress and food to make you stand and clap. OK, maybe this was just me clapping but I love this place and who wouldn’t clap for Yabby Jaffles?! For someone mostly invited to venues to review it speaks volumes when I have visited this place, in a different state/territory to where I live, three times and paid each time. I wish this was the Monster in my closet!!
Full review is now up. Make a cuppa – it’s a full feature article.
The Yabby Jaffle is a dish I read about – it is one of the Top 50 Australian Meals as per Gourmet Traveller and I read about it in Sydney and planned a work trip to Canberra as I had to eat it. It was INSANE!!! At over $20 for a sandwich. Poached yabby meat is stuffed into fluffy white bread along with horseradish, crème fraîche and Gruyère, then it’s toasted to a perfect shade of gold. It’s sharp, buttery, cheesy goodness.
As for the Brussels Sprouts – droooooool…. It’s served topped with morcilla migas and a fried egg. I make a very similar dish for breakfast at home. This one is a little more high class and is Mexican inspired. Morcilla is a blood sausage but it was explained to me this is made of a lot of pork products (I would gather the sausage is included) and Migas means crumbs so I am gathering a lot of old bread crumbed into the meat mixture for a brilliant texture. This is placed on top of the fried sprouts and then topped with the egg. This dish is very salty so don’t add more and pop that yolk all over it.
Monster kitchen and bar is a marvel – do yourself a favour and VISIT!!