Exit Ilona Staller, enter Moonhouse .. another addition to the Commune Group residing in a heritage listed Art Deco building and former Commonwealth Bank. We loved our choice of dishes that were interesting and great flavours. We definitely look forward to trying more off their menu. Only comment … please consider dropping the decibel level on the ‘music’ as it’s quite distracting.
A review of the Hainanese Chicken Club Sandwich by Dani Valent, The Age Good Food
The Moonhouse reworking ticks off key flavour notes but is also wildly novel. Poached breast is infused with ginger and garlic, shredded and layered in crustless white bread with spring onion, cucumber and crunchy chicken skin. There’s a mysterious, deep saltiness that chef Shirley Summakwan later tells me is because the bread is schmeared with chicken fat and Vegemite – what a clever trick. There’s also a dipping sauce made from thickened poaching liquid. It’s a chicken rice redux that nods to hotel club sandwiches (the crisp skin subbing for bacon crunch) and party-fancy cucumber triangles.
282 Carlisle Street,