Super Loco @ Custom House | Loco Earth Month Menu
From 4 – 30 April, the eco-friendly people at Super Loco Group have teamed up with one of Australia’s most exciting plant-based food brands, Fable Food, to bring you a Loco Earth Month menu, a four-course dinner set menu at $80++ per person) and some a la carte specials. The line-up is carefully curated around sustainably sourced, ethically-raised ingredients with a low-carbon footprint.
Start off the eco-minded Mexican feast (available for a minimum of 2 persons) with Corn Chips, Guacamole and Salsa Roja ($13, ala carte). Home-baked tortilla chips served with a side of creamy guacamole and tangy salsa rojak. As part of the set meal, a zero-waste cocktail ($21, ala carte) upcycling fruit waste including pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, mango and lime offcuts shaken with mezcal, cherry herring and curaçao is also served.
The next starter is the Garden Flautas ($19, ala carte) a deep-fried spinach herb tortilla stuffed with Mexican truffle, quinoa and goat cheese for an earthy and crispy bite. It is served on a bed of sikil pak dip blitz from repurposed roasted pumpkin seeds, finished with lime sour cream and cactus pico de gallo for a refreshing and citrus contrast. Don’t belittle the size of this starter, our tummies were substantially filled after we were done with the corn chips and this starter, so pace yourself.
My favourite dish from the set menu has to be this Fable Al Pastor Taco ($10, ala carte). Traditional meat barbecue-filled taco is given a plant-based makeover using Fable’s shiitake protein. Capitalising on the pulled-pork like texture and flavour absorbent nature of mushrooms, the “meat” is first marinated to impart smokey BBQ flavours courtesy of housemate Al Pastor sauce. Tucked into a bamboo ash tortilla alongside crispy kale, roasted corn, watermelon radish and chipotle mayo, the resulting bite oozes traditional Mexican taste with a playful crunch.
We had the Super Loco Custom House Pan-Roasted Barramundi ($34, ala carte) as our main. Simply pan-fried, the fish is spiced with piquillo pepper and grilled corn salad, chopped jalapeños and salsa verde, for a Mexican spin.
A vegetarian and gluten-free replacement of Enchilada is also available. At Super Loco Customs House, the Enchilada served is a hearty filling of multigrain rice, goat cheese, pumpkin and frijoles with a triple spice of pico de gallo, lime and cashew salsa and roja.
We were quite stuffed at this point as a result of the generous servings, but could not pass up this Pomegranate Tres Leche ($14, ala carte). This is a bright and summery update of the traditional dessert that layers milk sponge, coconut cream and pomegranate gelée. Nestled on a crunchy charcoal crumble that give a earthy bitterness, a surrounding pool of tres leches (three milk) sauce makes it the perfect milky treat to cool off a spice-heavy meal. For every set menu purchased, customers will also get to adopt a tree under their name through Super Loco Group’s ongoing tree-planting exercise that aids reforestation efforts across Borneo’s endangered rainforests – the group will match every tree by planting one of their own. Do note that across 3 Saturdays (16, 23 and 30 April), diners can choose to sign up for add-on activities that touch on topics such as zero-waste, urban farming and plant-based cooking when booking their dinner reservations so for all the eco-heads out there, this is one menu and activity to check out! Budget per person: $80++ per person for set menu