We can't think of a much better cure for those wintery midweek blues, than a quick trip to Japan. And if that's not quite feasible, you'll find the next best thing awaiting you at Supernormal Canteen this August. Andrew McConnell's St Kilda eatery has kicked off a new series of weekly food and beer sessions, running every Thursday from 5–11pm until the end of the month.
The Yakitori & Biiru nights offer up a taste of Japan, without the hefty price tag. The kitchen's firing up the hibachi grill and turning out a rotation of $5 yakitori skewers, featuring combinations like king prawn with lemongrass butter and kaffir lime, and corn-fed chicken thigh with green miso.
To match, there's a selection of beers from Abbotsford brewery Moon Dog, going for just $10 a tinnie. You can team those skewers with drops like the zesty Thunder Lips yuzu red IPA, the Old Mate pale ale and the moody Mack Daddy dark ale.
Images: Nikki To
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