Thursday, February 16, 2017

Plum Tucker

Plum Tucker, Red Hill
A friend has recently moved back from Mackay to Brisbane and it was time for catching up! As she lives in Northside while I am in the Southside, we tried to meet halfway and suggested Plum Tucker in Red Hill. I rarely venture to this area and I found parking to be quite stressful - unless there is parking spots available behind the complex (thankfully I did after a few rounds).

Service was prompt and since there were few seats available, I was able to choose. The seats are all outdoor and it can be quite hot considering Brisbane's crazy hot summer. I ordered fresh juice, if remembered correctly was the 'Ginger Ninja' consisting of orange, ginger, carrot and lemon while Ade had coffee.

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My meal of poached eggs with toast and addition of chorizo arrived. While the eggs were poached to perfection, the serving size was small considering I was eating for two that time. Ade had the burger. I tried some of hers and it was tasty and flavourful. 

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I think Plum Tucker is quite decent, however, parking can be quite difficult at times. 



Plum Tucker Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, February 13, 2017

7 Palace Yum Cha

7 Palace Yum Cha, Inala
Shortly after the opening of Golden Lane, another Chinese Yum Cha restaurant known as 7 Palace opens in Inala. My MIL who reads Chinese newspaper noted that there will be 10% discount during the first month of their opening (this was last year) and we visited them that time. The restaurant is situated in Inala Plaza and parking can actually be quite difficult to find despite the huge parking lot.

The restaurant is really spacious and open. As it is a Vietnamese Chinese restaurant, the workers don't really converse in Mandarin or Cantonese, except for the manager and a few of the waitstaff. Since we were there for the dim sums, we were quite keen to try what they have on offer. Oh my, we certainly had a lot and even order one fried rice from the menu. 

We had the usual suspects like 'har gow', 'chee cheong fun', 'BBQ pork bun', 'egg tarts' and other dumplings on offer. It is really a hit and miss for us. Some were tasty and some were just average. I found the skin of the dumplings too soft making them tear quite easily. While the egg tart was burnt, I thought it was quite delicious.

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What is so special about this fried rice? Since knowing that 7 Palace makes this fried rice, the FIL has been craving for it and looking forward to trying it in 7 Palace. What made it special was the two different sauces that comes with the fried rice. The first one was a tomato based with pork (which I prefer) and the second one, sort of a creamy based type with prawns. The majority prefer the tomato based sauce.

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I think 7 Palace is a good new addition to Inala. The dim sum here may not be the best but it is probably one of the cheapest in comparison to others in Sunnybank or close by. They are certainly trying during the opening season and hopefully things will get better. 

7 Palace Yum Cha Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bruno's BNE

Bruno's BNE, Annerley
Bruno's BNE is a fairly new cafe in the suburb of Annerley and I visited this cafe during my maternity leave. Lol, what else can a pregnant lady do except eat eat eat?! There was a long to-do-list before the bub arrives, however I procrastinated by eating out...

Bruno's is located next to a park and there is plenty of street parking. The design is fairly modern with a communal table in the middle. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a friendly waitress and proceeded to the communal table. After browsing the menu, I opted for the 'Hash and Eggs'.

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While waiting for it to arrive, I sipped on my chai latte, which was quite nice. 

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Soon after, my meal arrived. It consisted of beef hash, with two poached eggs, chive creme fraiche and caramelised onions. While the hash may looked burnt due to its colour, I could not taste it. The beef hash seemed to be made of minced beef mixed with potatoes. While it was crispy, I was not excited about this hash. I needed more flavours from the hash and I was missing them. Anyhow, the creme fraiche and caramelised onions were both excellent but this meal is still missing that 'Oomph'...


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Bruno's BNE Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato