God of the grill

Monday Munchies: June 27 – God of the Grill

Well, well, well, we meet again Monday Munchies. The pace has really picked back up over the last few weeks and as such we’ve had to give ourselves a real kick up the wazoo to continue to bring you the latest and greatest food news for your Monday. This week we’re touching on almost everything; brekkie burritos, a god of the grill at Yakikame, new restaurant openings, more free burgers, and some winter warmers brought straight to your door. It’s a big one, so let’s get it started.

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Guzman Y Gomez Gets Big with Breakfast Burrito

We are big fans of the GYG brekky burrito, so when this news came across our desk, you know what was on order for breakfast the next day. In a bid to keep us (and undoubtedly the tradies) happy, GYG has upgraded the brekkie burrito to a Big Brekkie Burrito with more streaky bacon, chorizo or fresh sautéed veggies, alongside fluffy free-range scrambled eggs and doubled the crunchy hash browns, jack cheese, and pico de gallo. If that’s not enough, it’s without added preservatives, artificial flavours, added colours and unacceptable additives. Just real whole foods and authentic clean ingredients, freshly prepared.

“At GYG we’re on a mission to reinvent fast food and are passionate about providing Aussies with delicious meals that are good for them, full of flavour and made with the best fresh ingredients and the Big Brekkie Burrito is no exception… Ever since we launched breakfast a few years ago, Aussies have been asking for more, and that’s exactly what the Big Brekkie Burrito delivers – more of everything that makes breakfast the best meal of the day,” said Steven Marks, GYG Founder and CEO.

Want to get your hands around a Big Brekkie Burrito? Priced at $10.90, the new Big Brekkie Burrito is available to purchase in-store from GYG’s Café Hola Breakfast menu, on the NEW GYG app and via delivery from 7 am to 10.30 am. More information can be found at the link below.

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Yakikami Opens in Melbourne with Rare Wagyu

There are levels to the steak game and we think Yakikame in Melbourne has nailed it. Much like exclusive membership to a private club, owners Emily and Roy have been ordained by choosy Kobe buyers in Japan, as the preferred supplier of the rare and delicious Kobe beef here in Australia. And now, they have also a preferred supplier of Nomad Summerland heritage chicken from Adelaide.

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As such, the menu reflects their produce, with two distinct restaurant experiences and menus created by Michelin star Chef Hirokazu Sasaki: One where rare Kobe beef is cooked to succulent perfection on the Josper, and the second, dishes of the most tender Nomad pasture-raised sommerlad chicken from Adelaide. Guests can select their own choices a la carte or leave their gastronomical journey to the experienced Chef’s selections ($285 per person). The chef’s menu features an A5 Wagyu Tartar with caviar, Chawanmushi a prawn, ikura and crab dish and an ox tail, clams and chicken bone ramen.

“Our Wagyu beef is grilled in a Josper oven; which uses high temperatures to bring out its Umami flavour. This displays artisan-ship over the counter that will be sure to entertain and stimulate your appetite. Our Wagyu cuisine is made with various artistic methods of cooking and richly flavourful dishes made from seasonal ingredients. We serve Japanese-styled Omakase and Japanese sake, red wine and white wine, and hearty Omotenashi in a fine-dining atmosphere,” said restauranteur Roy Yu.

Aside from the best-in-show produce that Yakikami serves, what sets the restaurant apart is its approach to sauces. Relying not only on Japanese traditions and superlative knife skills, but a specific sauce regime steeped in French technique. Roasting beef bones and then reducing the bones to create a delicious, viscous stock, Yakikami will offer patrons the choice between Japanese and French-style sauces to accompany their beef. More information about the restaurant can be found via the link below.

Address: 150 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Hours: Wed-Sun 5:30-10:30pm
Phone: (03) 9989 9312

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Dumpling king brendan pang launches new dumpling range at woolworths

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Dumpling King Brendan Pang Launches new Dumpling Range at Woolworths

Sometimes the best food is the quickest to prepare, and if there’s one thing Brendan Pang knows, it’s dumplings. After being taught to make the wonton-filled parcels by his Grandmere at the age of nine, to winning the hearts and minds of Australians in his 2018 and 2020 Masterchef appearances, opening his own Perth-based dumpling restaurant, Bumplings, to launching a cookbook and cooking classes, Brendan is an expert on the subject. The best news for you today? He’s bringing his dumplings to the masses via. Woolworths.

Bringing three of his airstream restaurant, Bumplings, best-selling dumplings range includes:

  • Pork & Ginger Dumplings: “You can’t go wrong with the delicious savouriness of pork and just the right amount of ginger.”
  • Chicken & Prawn Dumplings: “The juicy chicken pairs perfectly with fresh sweet chunks of prawn.”
  • Classic Juicy Pork Xiao Long Bao: “This dumpling is delicious, savoury, juicy and unlike any other. “

Brendan Pang dumplings are available in selected Woolworths stores across WA, Victoria and NSW from June 2022 and retail for $9.50 (280g).

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Slims Quality Burgers Opens in Westfield Sydney With Free Burgers

It seems we’re back on our burger sh*t because after last week’s 1000 burger giveaway we’re in for round two with Slims Quality Burgers opening in Sydney CBD on Thursday 30th June. Known for their American-style burgers with Australian quality and affordable prices, the burger chain will be opening up on Level 5 in Westfield Sydney and all Slims Burger App users can snag a free burger on the day by downloading the app and signing up. Geeze Louise papa cheese, we want one right now!

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Fat Noodle Launches Monthly Street Food Series Menu

From 1 July, Fat Noodle is launching a monthly Street Food Series menu, heroing the humble yet delicious dishes served on the vibrant sidewalks of Southeast Asia. Expertly curated by Executive Chef Luke Nguyen, the Street Food Series will run for three months, with the first instalment dedicated to showcasing the very best of Vietnamese cuisine throughout July.

“For me, street food is king! The local street vendors have been cooking and specialising in that one dish for over 30 years, sometimes longer. With Fat Noodle’s new Street Food Series, we hope to provide local Brisbanites with a taste of the authentic culinary journey they would experience walking through the winding streets of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh,” said Nguyen.

Diners will be able to feast on an array of mouth-watering street food dishes from the limited edition Vietnamese menu such as chargrilled scallops in spring onion, pork and lemongrass skewers, and warm beef and watercress salad. We also love the sound of the pumpkin flowers stuffed with prawns and dill that are native to a small city called Da Lat, located in the central highlands of Vietnam.

Beyond the focus on Vietnamese cuisine in July, the Fat Noodle Street Food Series will also span to two other Southeast Asian countries – including Thailand in August which will feature dishes such as drunken noodles with prawn and Thai fish cake, and Malaysia in September with chicken and prawn curry laksa and stir fry chicken and snake beans with chilli relish showcased on the menu. More information can be found via the link below.

Located in: Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane
Address: Top of Queen St Mall Treasury Casino Building (Level 1, George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Hours: Tues-Sat 12-10pm
Phone: (07) 3306 8502

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Feast Your Eyes on Providoor’s Winter Menu

Hasn’t it been bl**dy cold Downunder this year? While we spent most of last year lockedown inside and out of the elements, this year has us running around like normal and that means a little time time inside with some comforting and indulgent food minus the long prep times is in order. Providoor has announced a delicious selection of winter menus available for delivery over the coming months which means families and households across NSW, VIC, ACT and QLD can have their favourite restaurants from the comfort of their own homes.

Restaurants delivering during this period include:

  • Fish Butchery (NSW & ACT) – The signature fish pie with seasonal smoked fish in a creamy velouté with leek, peas and dill.

  • Ho Jiak (NSW & ACT) – A Malaysian feast with warming favourites such as Angus Rendang and Hainan Chicken.

  • Grossi a Casa (VIC) – A classic, family-sized beef lasagna on a cold winter’s night.

  • Supernormal (VIC) – For something extra fun, order a modern Asian smorgasbord of dumplings, buns and bao.

  • La Costa (QLD) – Indulge in a gnocchi degustation banquet with four varieties.

  • Emily Yeoh (QLD) – How decadent to have a whole Queensland mud crab in Singapore-chilli style this winter?

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Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.