Saturday, December 24, 2011

TEA GARDEN CAFE (Capalaba)


Let us try some Australian native food produces
at TEA GARDEN CAFE!
17 Runnymede Road
Capalaba
QLD 4157
Open Tuesday - Sunday 10AM-4PM


Assorted Home-baked Biscuits
$3.50


Lillipilly jams & spreads!


Barramundi Spring Rolls and Sliced Kangaroo Meat
Remember to try their very famous IndigiCake (apples, dates and coconut) $4.50

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Yee Foong Barbecue Restaurant (Fortitude Valley)


Yee Foong Barbecue Restaurant
196 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley


I'm here today to try out their
Claypot Chicken and Mushroom Rice
$9.80
The claypot rice aka 煲仔饭 is usually a dinner dish in the southern regions of China, Singapore and Malaysia. It is typically served with Chinese sausage and vegetables. More often than not, the rice is cooked in the claypot first and cooked ingredients like diced chicken and Chinese sausage are added in later. Traditionally, the cooking is done over a charcoal stove, giving the dish a distinctive flavour. Some places serve it with dark soya sauce and also dried salted fish. Salted fish enhances the taste of the claypot chicken rice, depending on the diner's preference.


The dish includes a tasty iced lemon drink and these oranges!
Super value for money!
Shop owner is a friendly Vietnamese-Chinese old lady.
Return Factor: 100%

Kwan-Yin Tea House (Fortitude Valley)


Kwan-Yin Tea House
198 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley


My favourite vegetarian restaurant in Brisbane


Dinner today is Cod Fish Rice
Its around $10
Absolutely delicious!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

AJISEN RAMEN (CBD)


Finally back here after a long time


Spicy Ramen
$13.40


Chashu Ramen
$13.90


Veggie Spring Roll
$6.90


FREE spring rolls with each lunch purchased
only $9.90 per meal (11AM - 2PM)

This promotion was taken away some time ago,
but I'm glad its back
However, the restaurant is now filled with non-Japanese staff
and the food quality dropped
Quite disappointed



2/414 George Street
Brisbane CBD

Green Bamboo (West End)


Grilled Pork Chop Rice


Crispy Skin Chicken Rice

Very decent taste
Has flies flying around in the restaurant which is quite irritating
Has hobos lurking around the entrance which can also be intimidating


Intriguing!


153 Boundary Street
West End

Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill (Eagle Street Pier)




Cha Cha Corn roll with butter, Beef Jus Dipping Sauce, & Pistachio Dukkah
$4


Wood-grilled spatchcock, chat potato, goat’s curd, pimientos de pardon, jalapeno butter
$42


Scotch Fillet Age 18 - 24 mths Grass Fed 250 g Iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, parsley LEE PRATT – Hereford x Northern Rivers, NSW. Rich yet clean flavour
$38


VERY atas
VERY VERY tasty
VERY VERY VERY expensive


Cha Cha Char Wine Bar & Grill (Eagle Street Pier)
Shop 3 Plaza Level Eagle St Pier

Loading Dock Espresso Bar (South Brisbane)


This is the newest coffee place in South Brisbane / West End area


Has a lil Local Artist art gallery at the back


Awesome coffee and very very friendly staff
small $3.50 big $4.50


2 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane

JAM JAR (West End)








pan roasted victorian lamb rump, smoked eggplant puree, pommes anna, cumin scented yoghurt, starfruit & green olive salsa
$27
Pretty good.. but a lil pricey

138 Boundary Street
West End
Closed on Mondays

Pasta Al Dente (West End)


You can mix and match your pasta
Here I have Ham + Cheese Fettucine with Meatballs Spirelli
Small $10 Big $12
You should also try their Home-made Tiramisu


165 Melbourne Street
West End

Viet Hoa (West End)


11/210 Melbourne Street
West End


Pork Chop Rice with Shredded Pork and Egg Cake
$10.50

HONG Depot (South Brisbane)


HONG DEPOT
Newest restaurant in West End


Lunch Menu - Bibimbap
$9.80




Dinner Korean BBQ
You are looking at 2 portions here
$30 each


FREE salad


Despite being extremely over-priced
It taste really good
and they use Charcoal, so its nom nom tasty


193 Melbourne Street
South Brisbane

Cafe Briz (South Brisbane)


Fish and Chips


Pancakes
$4


Briz Big Brekkie



55 Boundary Street
South Brisbane

Sunnybank Oriental Restaurant (Sunnybank)


Vegetarian Spring Roll


Assorted Hor Fun
It taste pretty good
and the portion size is massive
with lots of ingredients
great value for money



Sunnybank Plaza
358 Mains Road
Sunnybank

Thai Wirat (Fortitude Valley)


Seafood Tom Yum
$8.90
Spicy and Sour soup with Seafood


Larb Gai (chicken minced salad)
$10.90
You can choose non-spicy/spicy/thai-hot
Here I chose "thai-hot" and i had volcanic poop for the next few days
FML
but its really good! try it!



Shop 48
Duncan Street
China Town Mall
Fortitude Valley
ph: 325 0884

7 days (10am - 9pm)

Monday, September 26, 2011

SUSHI BATTLE (West End)


TOP SUSHI
from Queen Street (Brisbane CBD)
surviving well under strong competition
still gets my support every now and then


For a change, let's look at WEST END
700m away across Victoria Bridge
I've selected 3 main sushi bars
All prices are more or less around the average $2.50 mark
Due to differences in the variety offered
I can't compare apples to apples, oranges to oranges
However, you can trust me when I tell you its friggin' good sushi!


TSURU
Fresh Salmon
Spicy Tuna
Tempura Prawn
Long queues during weekday lunch hours
Fresh lettuce gives the perception of freshness
Great variety to choose from
Taste is not fantastic/awesome, but its not awful
However, fresh tuna DO NOT go with cucumber!
Some restaurants can be too carelessly creative


FAT CARROT
California Roll
Egg Salad with Avocado
The rice does not have enough vinegar
Seaweed is soggy
California Roll is a sushi that CANNOT go wrong
and they screwed it
Variety is pathetic
However egg mayo salad is perfect


SUSHI 1
Teriyaki Chicken
Salmon & Cucumber
As you can see from the photo, there is lesser rice and ingredients
It is definitely a smaller/lighter sushi (same price however)
No complaint about the taste
but this is hell-of-a-troublesome sushi to eat...


1. Unroll the packaging. Place takaokaya "nori" or roasted seaweed seam-side down on flat surface. Peel away the seal to the right as shown.
2. Remove wrapper from rice. Place rice onto the exposed seaweed.


3. Peel away the remaining seal and starting from the right, roll the rice up in the seaweed.

However, the seaweed is absolutely fantastic!
Here are the final results...


TSURU scoring 58 points winning the competition
Their sushi gives the most satisfaction in comparison with the other two
However if I had $2.50 to spend on sushi,
my top choice is still LR (Light Roll) Sushi from Brisbane CBD Adelaide Street