Showing posts with label brisbane. Show all posts
Showing posts with label brisbane. Show all posts

Monday, 9 May 2016

Riverside & West End, Brisbane

I was left alone in Brisbane last whole week for the first time as Eric had to be back to Malaysia for personal reasons. I was initially quite worried how I would spend my week alone, what should I do.. where should I go and everything.. BUTTT luckily I met Quin, my course mate which was super willing to spend the most of her time with me and bring me around Brisbane! Good thing, we stayed just a street away from each other (I'm so blessed hahaha XD) So our first 'date' was to Riverside! 

Quin <3

Quin booked this place as she says they served really good food and we could enjoy the night view perfectly from this restaurant. If you dine in from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, you're entitled to half priced for almost every courses. So it's considered quite cheap!

Lucky enough, we were offered with the best seats with this spectacular view of Riverside

oops, caught selfie-ing

Lemon Lime Bitter? Quin suggested that it's a must to try on this beverage when in Oz, its like a mix of fruitzy lemon beverage? it's good though

My first choice of course would be the carbonara (all-time fav) the carbonara was beyond my expectation, too good. 

Calamari as appetizer

Quin's choice: Veal Oskar 

After the scrumptious dinner, we're not done! Quin brought me to The Three Monkeys Cafe located in West End for their tiramisu and teas!

look at the queue, it was already around 9pm at night... 

Simply snapped a picture of the cake display as I was embarrassed to take too many pictures in front of the queue hahaha

$25 cover I got from the street in Dongdaemun, my current favourite cover lol

We only ordered Tiramisu and teas as we were still quite full. Tiramisu is definitely one of the best I've tried!

Thanks to Quin I didn't feel lonely or bored throughout the week! More cafes/restaurant to be blogged in the following posts so stay tuned~

George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant website:

tata for now~

Thursday, 17 September 2015

PappaRich, CBD

Finally!! The long awaited Pappa Rich is opened starting from today! I'm definitely not a big fan of PappaRich when I was back in Malaysia, but after coming here, I just cannot describe how much I miss all the Malaysian food anymore. We've tried a few Malaysian Chinese restaurant or Singapore Malaysia restaurant etc but none of them really are up to my expectation. Except for one I've tried in the food court of Westfield Chermside, super good. The bf and I have been looking forward to the opening of PappaRich for like two weeks. So, as a Malaysian, of course we will have to show some support on their grand opening today! haha okay, cut all the craps and let's see how's the first PappaRich in Brisbane below!

First of all, it wasn't as crowded as we expected, in fact, kind of empty for their grand opening. But as I passed by a few tables when moving to our seats, I was already super excited to try out the food there!!

left view from our seat (we're being seated in the middle of the restaurant)

and right view from our seat.

As a UQMSA(University of Queensland Malaysian Student Association) member, we're entitled a free drink with any order or food. Check out the list below:

My choice: Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken and free Barley juice.

Droolll when the food came!
I rate the food 9/10. and portion 7/10. The one mark from the food are deducted because of the disappointing portion T_T.. Personally, I think that by paying such price in Australia, they should at least increase the portion to Australian size.. but the portion is just the same as Malaysia.. 

Picture with my nasi lemak <3

Eric's choice: Dry curry egg noodles with steamed chicken (similar to wan ton mee)
Taste: 9/10
Portion: 7/10
This noodle was even more delicious than my nasi lemak and dont worry, the curry is not that spicy! It's super good just like those we get in Malaysia.. but again.. the portion...

Eric order another Roti Bom because he's not full yet. and guess what, it's so crazily good but the portion is like kid's meal T.T.... why lah? Roti Bom's size should be triple (cries) 
This Roti Bom is very similar to roti canai, served with condensed milk and sugar. (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if they could improve the portions..)

and... this is what happens everytime I ask Eric to fill up the cup for me. Every. Single. Time. 

So here's an overview from the entrance, bad picture because I was shy to take picture LOLOL.

Overall, I really really would visit again the next time because all the food we've tried today is up to our expectations! Heh. The waiters and waitresses were friendly and nice too but can see they are all newbies..

Additional comments after a few more visits to the store:
After the first visits, we couldn't resist going back for more Malaysian food. Heh
Besides, the customers visiting the shop is no joke anymore. We had to queue up almost every time to get a seat. And to be honest, I felt that their food have even improved for the better, portion has increased too. In fact, it's even up to too full for me now whoops. 

This Roti Kaya is superb!! 

L104, Wintergarden Shopping Centre (171 - 209 Queen Street), Brisbane, QLD 4000
(just take the escalator right next to Coach).