Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal is one of Australia’s most loved restaurants inspired by the cooking of Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai, opening on Melbourne’s Flinders Lane in 2014 to great acclaim, followed by this cutting-edge cookbook first published in 2015.
This refreshed 2023 edition features a striking new cover and includes the recipe for his iconic lobster roll and 88 more diverse dishes across eight chapters. Beautifully photographed by Earl Carter, it celebrates the irresistible lure of dumplings and tonkatsu, the comforting serenity of ramen, the bracing kick of kimchi and pickles and the addictive qualities of pipis and XO.
It’s about midnight snacks and lunchtime feasting. It’s about bringing flavours from Asia, Europe and Australia together in surprising and traditional ways. And of course, it’s about sharing great food and eating well.
By Andrew McConnell