Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Kitchen Inn

Kitchen Inn, Calamvale
Hubby's mom recently bought a voucher online for Kitchen Inn, knowing that I enjoy Malaysian meals. Finally after having some free time, we made our way to Calamvale. I rarely travel so far down south and it was a joyous moment when we found this restaurant! (LOL, as we were starving by then)

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It was pretty packed on a Saturday night and as we walked past tables of diners, I noted that most people ordered their famous handmade noodles dish. After browsing through the menu, the four of us decided to try different meals, and decided to order FIVE dishes!

Well well well... We certainly did not want to miss out on their special dish and had the Signature 'Kampua Special'. It comes with their handmade noodles, served with BBQ pork and roast pork in a dry sauce. I had to say that it was actually pretty delicious. I enjoyed the stringy noodles with the crunchy pork belly... 

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Kampua Special (comes in small or large servings)
Since it is a Malaysian restaurant, we ordered the usual suspects of 'char koay teow', seafood horfun and their Kitchen Inn Bak Kut Teh. The char koay teow (CKT) was pretty good, the flat rice noodles cooked well with eggs, bean sprout and fish cakes. Hehe, I think it is one of the top five CKT in Brisbane. The seafood horfun was above average and I think the Bak Kut Teh was a miss for me. Coming from Penang, I am used to top flavoured Bak Kut Teh, and Kitchen Inn's was just a little too sweet for my liking.

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Penang's Char Koay Teow
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Seafood horfun

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Kitchen Inn's Bak Kut Teh

Our last dish, 'Braised Pork Flat Noodle' was my favourite for the night. I have always preferred flat noodles and this one with braised pork and minced pork just hit the mark for me. The pork was tender and I enjoyed the flavour of the dish. 

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Braised pork flat noodles
There are additional sauces provided and if you are a fan of chilli, you can always help yourself to the red chilli oil or green chilli. Overall, we had a good time there and it always feel good to satisfy my Malaysian food cravings... 
 

  Kitchen Inn Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ponycat

Ponycat, New Farm
It has been a while since my last visit to Ponycat, and together with hubby, we visited this cafe (a few months ago now). It was not busy when we got there, and finally after browsing the chalk-board menu, we made our choices promptly. It was quite easy to decide and we opted for the avocado with toast; as well as the fritters.

While hubby is steering clear from caffeine, I ordered a chai tea to start with. I remembered my previous chai tea here and have always been a fan. Their addition of cinnamon added more flavour to the chai tea.

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Chai Tea
Soon after, our meals arrived. Hubby had the avocado and feta on toasts while I had the fritters, corn and poached eggs. The addition of pomegranate certainly added a sweet crunchy texture to the avocado toasts. My poached eggs were cooked to perfection and I certainly enjoyed the sweetness of the corn with the sauce on the fritters.


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Avocado, feta and pomegranate on toasts
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Poached eggs, corn and fritters

Overall, we had a good time at Ponycat and it was made better with the air-conditioned atmosphere. :)


Ponycat Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, April 3, 2016

REVIEW: Billy Kart

Billykart, West End
Billykart West End, is the second establishment by celebrity chef Ben O'Donoghue and it was opened sometime late last year. I was stoked to be able to have dinner here (twice now) and both dining experiences left me wanting more... 

We were there last year as part of my hen's night celebration. Together with my girls, we  had dinner prior to our sip & paint session in Cork and Chroma. I love the modern and contemporary design of the restaurant; and with its open kitchen the food preparation and cooking process was a view itself.

Everything on the menu looks so tempting and as we were starving, we quickly ordered a starter which was the 'bread and dip' equivalent

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Having tried the lamb in the past with Simco, in this second visit I opted for the baked fish. The fish was cooked well, and was tender and flavourful. I certainly enjoyed my meal and I believe the girls enjoyed their food as well. 


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Lamb


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Fish

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Chicken

BUT, I would have to say that we were all in agreement that the truffle fries were the best. The fries cooked to perfection, crispy and topped with freshly shaved parmesan cheese and some truffle salts... Oh gosh, there was certainly no regrets ordering two serve of fries! 

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Truffle fries
As we were rushing to head over to Cork and Chroma, there was no time for dessert. I managed to try one of their dessert in my first trip and had the Banoffee and quite enjoy the deconstructed dessert. Well, I certainly had a good time here and looking forward to returning!

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Billykart Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato