The opening of Hotel Hotel’s new bar restaurant, Monster Kitchen and Bar has been generating some buzz around town. I must admit that I had assumed that Monster would likely be a bit high on the $$ for cheap eats, as with many of Canberra’s newest hot spots, but I was pleasantly surprised.
For lunch I tried the Banh Mi, which is a spin on Vietnamese street food – essentially a Vietnamese bakery roll filled with deliciousness and at $12 it’s good value for money! Today the roll consisted of fried pork belly cubes, carrot, cucumber, mix herbs and a Japanese style mayonnaise all topped with a spicy chilli sauce.
Although it may sound like a bizarre combination, the varied ingredients complemented each other very well. The sweetness of the pork belly with the spice of the sriracha sauce gave the roll a really unique and pleasant taste. I added the elderflower and cucumber soda, which was really refreshing and delicious!
I would recommend checking out Monster when you’re next in New Acton.
Monster Kitchen and Bar is at Hotel Hotel 25 Edinburgh Ave Canberra ACT