Never one to sit still, Hank has been honing his Asian barbecue skills. The team behind Fancy Hank’s – Kent Bell, Mike Patrick, Daragh Kan and Myles Munro – will launch Majestic Hawker for one weekend only on Friday 14th July until Saturday 15th July. The new pop-up will take place in a warehouse opposite Abbotsford’s Dr Morse and serve a Singaporean and Malaysian hawker-style barbecue menu. Think chicken wings, skewers and stingray cooked in banana leaf in a toasty warehouse with an open charcoal kitchen, share tables and good tunes. The Majestic Hawker ticket price will include a choice of three dishes, one from the BBQ menu, one from the WOK menu and finally DESSERT. A drink ticket including beers and a cocktail can also be added.
Fancy Hank’s Kent Bell says “Singapore has been a favourite destination for Mike (Fancy Hank’s Executive Chef) and I to visit over the last couple of years and we have been really inspired by their barbecue cooking techniques.” Daragh Kan added “My dad was born in Malaysia, so my childhood holidays were mainly spent having satay eating competitions with my brothers at hawker centres.”
Behind the charcoal-fired wok at Majestic Hawker will be Singapore chef Alicia Cheong, who was the Head Chef at Fancy Hank’s BBQ Joint when they were housed at their former home, The Mercat Cross Hotel. Alicia returns to Melbourne after working at Michelin Star Restaurant Par Andre (#14 World’s 50 Best Restaurants) where she has been the Demi Chef for the last year. The team first discussed the idea of branching into hawker-style barbecue on their trip to visit Alicia in Singapore a few years back and the project has been in progress ever since.
BBQ dishes include soy marinated chicken wings with chilli vinegar, sambal stingray served in banana leaf and pork belly satay skewers with homemade sauce, all cooked over charcoal.
WOK dishes include Singapore’s hero noodle dish Char Kway Teow (flat rice noodles with Chinese sausage, fishcake and egg) as well as oyster omelettes and market greens.
DESSERT will comprise of the traditional Asian dessert gems fried banana fritters with pandan coconut ice- cream and Sago Gula Melaka, a sago pudding with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup.
Event details: Friday 14 July – Saturday 15 July, 7pm- 10pm.
Majestic Hawker, 274 Johnston St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
3 Course Food Ticket: $30
3 Course Food Ticket + Drinks: $50