Venue: Cumulus Inc. (takeaway)
Earlier this week I was wandering down Flinders Lane in search of some quick sustenance to get me through the rest of the work day when I quickly decided on Cumulus Inc. While I must confess I haven’t eaten at Cumulus Inc, it has long been one of my favourites for a quick take-away sandwich and a place to indulge in my caffeine addiction. I had ordered my usual favourite (the chicken and avocado sandwich) when I noticed a roll with what suspiciously looked like pork belly and coleslaw poking out from between the ciabatta. After an instantaneous change of mind I walked out with what was described as a ‘crispy skinned pork roll’ ($10).
As I unwrapped the brown paper bag the aromas of chili and Vietnamese mint informed me that I hadn’t ordered a traditional roast pork and slaw sandwich. The coleslaw was a mixture finely shaved cabbage, Vietnamese mint, scallions and a piquant vinegar based dressing. The pork was suitably crispy on the side with the remainder meltingly tender. The pork and slaw were accompanied by a smear of an asian chilli mayo, which completed a flavourful combination sandwiched in a good quality ciabatta roll. The flavour combination smacked of Andrew McConnell’s bromantic feelings for David Chang and has me looking forward to visiting Momofuku Ssam in NYC later this year…