Melbourne’s highly competitive restaurant landscape will see MoVida (Frank Camorra), Pei Modern (Mark Best), Lee Ho Fook (Victor Liong), Thirty Eight Chairs (Mirco Speri), Tokyo Tina and Saigon Sally (Adrian Li) join forces with new kid on the block, Endulj, to deliver signature dishes from some of the city’s finest restaurants along with matched wines.
Endulj does things a little differently in its purpose-built Windsor based $400,000 kitchen headed up by Executive Chef Matt Germanchis (Pei Modern, The Fat Duck, MoVida). Each dish has been designed for delivery and is made to order; meaning Endulj is able to offer a curated dining experience to its customers, which is unique.
“Take-away food has always had its challenges but I’d never given serious consideration to how it might be improved until I joined Endulj,” says Germanchis.
He continues: “Most restaurant kitchens are designed to serve 40-50 covers across multiple sittings each evening, with the dishes prepared to be served as soon as they’re plated up. At Endulj I’ve designed a kitchen capable of serving a dining room that spans multiple suburbs rather than individual tables, where we only prepare dishes that travel well.”
The Endulj team has considered every detail with starters, mains, desserts, a kid’s menu and Anthony Femia cheeses available to order, with a matched wine list prepared by in-house Sommelier Ainslie Lubbock (The Royal Mail Hotel, Attica, Pei Modern). The packaging has also been carefully chosen with a mixture of tree-free recycled sugarcane and bamboo packaging, used to maintain heat and quality.
New menu items added this week include: Tokyo Tina’s Pork Belly Bao, MoVida’s Carrillera De Buey, Lee Ho Fook’s White Cut Chicken, Saigon Sally’s Pumpkin, Tofu and Taro Stem with Steamed Rice, Pei Modern’s Hangar Steak, Grilled Finger Leek and Caramelised Yoghurt.
To achieve restaurant quality food the delivery radius for the Endulj kitchen is limited to 5km, meaning residents of Prahran, Windsor, South Yarra, Toorak, Elwood, St Kilda, Melbourne 3004 and surrounds will be the first to enjoy Endulj, with plans for new kitchens across Melbourne in the works.
Endulj can be ordered online at www.endulj.com, and delivers 365-days a year from 5:30pm – 9:30pm.