6 October 2023

Hot in the City: Tiger Lane unveils two more venues

| Lucy Ridge
Interior of Tiger Lane, with neon signs of Thai words and bar stools next to a shop counter.

The final venues in Tiger Lane opened on 4 October. Photo: Zach Griffith.

Pan-Asian dining destination Tiger Lane has completed its culinary journey with the launch of two final venues.

Opening on Wednesday (4 October), Honey Toast and Supalove have introduced Vietnamese and Thai menus to the precinct.

Tiger Lane launched their vibrant ‘eat street’ in May, with five stalls serving casual Asian dining classics from across the continent: Japanese sushi and rice bowls, Korean fried chicken, Cantonese BBQ meats, and Malaysian wok-fried noodles, all with a Singaporean hawker stall vibe.

A white hand squeezes a wedge of lime onto a noodle dish, in the background a plate with a mound of rice and cut black olives

Supalove will serve Thai classics like Pad Thai and Bangkok-style olive fried rice. Photo: Ben Calvert.

Supalove is the larger of the two new venues and will focus on Thai classics inspired by the street food vendors of Bangkok. Chef Grace Prasongsook (formally of Inka restaurant) will oversee Supalove, drawing from her own Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese roots and her experience cooking in Northern Thailand.

“Supalove’s menu is all about quality food made from quality produce that references traditional, old-world techniques, reimagined new-age and playful ways and served inside an environment that is as authentic as it gets while still being in Canberra,” says Grace.

“Best of all, it’s fresh, fast, affordable and cooked with a lot of Thai love.”

Exterior shot with Canberra centre sign, plants, tables and stools and a glimpse inside showing a food stall.

Narellan Street will now have an outdoor dining area. Photo: Zach Griffith.

Supalove specialties will include olive fried rice, a Bangkok street food classic made with preserved and fresh olives and served with peanuts, fresh chilli and Thai herbs. Other highlights include massaman curry and a creamy Phuket-inspired soft-shell crab curry.

Honey Toast will have a dual personality depending on the time of day. For breakfast and lunch, customers can ‘grab and go’ from the hole-in-the-wall. The menu includes French-Vietnamese foods and some Vietnamese takes on Australian classics, like the sriracha mayo egg and bacon roll and ham and cheese croissants with bahn mi flavours.

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Accompanying fresh juices, smoothies and Veneziano coffees are also on offer, as well as traditional Vietnamese coffee, a strong and rich drink made with sweetened condensed milk.

Plates of toast loaded with icecream and other sweets on a bright yellow background

Honey Toast will serve its namesake dish as a sweet treat in the evenings. Photo: Zach Griffith.

At night, Honey Toast will serve up varieties of (you guessed it) honey toast desserts! A base of Three Mills Bakery shokupan (Japanese milk bread) is topped with various sweet delights like ice cream and honeycomb or crème caramel.

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Honey Toast will also add another cocktail bar to the precinct, serving drinks like the Tuk Tuk: Roku gin, lime, house makrut lime syrup and umami bitters. There will also be a variety of mocktails, like the Mai Little Pony non-alcoholic apple martini.

Tiger Lane has now stretched all the way out to Narellan Street at the rear of the Canberra Centre, so customers will be able to sit in the new lush outdoor dining area to enjoy their drinks.

Aerial shot of four colourful bowls of curry.

Thai-style curries like massaman and soft-shell crab curry will also feature at Supalove.

In addition to all the street food stalls, Tiger Lane has three sit-down restaurants, each with a distinct personality. Mrs Wang is tucked in behind the hustle and bustle of the street stalls and oozes retro elegance, serving up Chinese-Australian classics with a modern twist. Taki serves shabu shabu hotpot and yakitori barbecue, and Inari is a more modern Japanese experience.

The two new venues are the final additions to Tiger Lane, which now has 10 dining options encompassing breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and drinks.

Follow Tiger Lane on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date. Tiger Lane is located in the Canberra Centre, at 148 Bunda Street, City. Most of the street food stalls are open seven days a week from 11:30 am until late, and Honey Toast is open from 7:30 am.

Original Article published by Lucy Ridge on Riotact.

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