Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Priory

The Priory, Woolloongabba
I have heard so much of The Priory and the Mr finally had a weekend off from work and we went over there for breakfast. As we were fairly new to the area, we just parked on the next street and walked there, not knowing there is on-site parking. I certainly utilised the free parking on my second visit.

You could smell the fresh paint upon entering The Priory. The design and layout are fresh and clean. It was not busy that morning, and we got seated fairly quickly and soon made our orders. Their menu is fairly simple with some specials of the day. 


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The Mr had the 'Eggs Priory' with the beetroot cured ocean trout and I had the 'Pan Fried Mushrooms' as I was craving for mushrooms that day! My chai brewed with milk came in a plunger and I quite enjoyed it, although the chai strength can be stronger.

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Not long after, our meals arrived and they were presented beautifully. I was certainly satisfied with its portion size, since I was eating for two people! Mr commented that his meal was good, and was happy. 

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As for my meal, I was more than happy! The smoked cherry tomato compote with chorizo was just so flavourful and with each bite I took, I was just smiling... To me, the meal was just perfect. Yum!

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On my second visit with MXM on his half-day off, we went to The Priory for lunch. As it was a relatively hot day, I ordered one of their iced tea served with raspberry sorbet and MXM had the freshly squeezed juice. The chilled drinks managed to quench our thirst that day!
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Trying to avoid soft cheeses, I opted for their chicken burger (without any brie) with sweet potato chips. They were quite good. I think what really stands out for me was the salad.

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MXM had the Grilled Szechuan Calamari, which was really tender and the Thai inspired salad received much kudos from MXM. 

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The Priory is one of the cafes that makes me crave their food for more. You have done very well and I will certainly be back, hoping to bring Little G along.



The Priory Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Colour Me Flavour

Colour Me Flavour, Woolloongabba
Back when I was still at work, my friendly superiors invited me for lunch at Colour Me Flavour, which is just a walking distance from Mater Hospital. I was confused by the name of this place when I first received the text message: 'Lunch at Colour Me' thinking whether it could be related to kids' food etc ... After consulting Mr Google, I realised that Colour Me Flavour specialises in modern Indian cuisine, this consolidated when I saw the interior design of this place.

The varied lunch options were tantalizing enough that I was tempted to try a few of them. At a price ranging from $15- $16, I think it is relatively good. I was tossing between the pakoras but at the end, submitted to the stuffed naan. 

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Colour Me Flavour's menu
The meal was beautifully constructed, with the lamb shish on a piece of roti, served with some sour cream and chutney. The chutney quite spicy, well balanced by the sour cream. I don't think I have tried endive before, so I was not accustomed to the bitterness of the salad. Luckily there was the caramelised walnut with it. 

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Stuffed naan
Colour Me Flavour is a new kid on the block in that area, and it adds a new lunch/dinner option for us. One way they could improve better is to consider preparing and serving the meals at a timely manner as we waited a while for our meals to arrive and we were the only ones there. 



Colour me Flavour Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, December 30, 2016

Yum Cha Cuisine

Yum Cha Cuisine, Westfield Garden City
Quite a while ago, the in-laws took me to Yum Cha Cuisine in Garden City for my birthday dinner in September. There are a number of Yum Cha Cuisine branches and the one in Garden City was the only one I have visited so far. It was busy that night, however the service was still impeccable. 

We ordered one of the set dinner, which was served with free soup and steamed rice. Besides that, we had additional small meals from the dim sum menu (still available during dinner service). Things to note is that, if we bring in our own personal tea leaves, the surcharge is $1/pax rather than the price of $2.50/pax. 

My cravings for sweet and sour pork continues during the pregnancy and it is a must order if we go out for Chinese cuisine. That night we had something similar, and I must say, I was satisfied. Other meals on our table include the roast chicken, seafood tom yum tofu, sizzling fish and black bean pork noodles. 

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Sweet and sour pork ribs
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Roast chicken dish

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Seafood tofu tom yum

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Battered fish in sizzling plate

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Black bean pork noodles

We were happy with all the dishes that night. The chicken was tender with crispy skin, and the tom yum tofu was a delight. I enjoyed the creamy sour spicy tom yum sauce in the claypot! As it was a birthday celebration, we ordered additional roast pork and crispy chicken wings from the dim sum's menu. I found that to be quite salty.

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Roast pork and crispy chicken wings

Lastly, we had a complimentary 'tau fu fa' dessert, which was quite good but certainly not as authentic as those back from home.

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Dessert
The meals in Yum Cha Cuisine are fairly impressive and authentic. We visited this place for yum cha too and I would have to say they were good. Their mango pudding is a must try! I could not wait to return to this place with hubby and Little G in the future.  



Yum Cha Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato