Wednesday, July 28, 2010

[Brisbane] Salsa's, Mexican fast food at Westfield Garden City

I often find myself in Westfield Garden City.

It has a fantastic library. I used to bring Princess there every wednesday for story telling and borrow some children books. After that, we will walk about the centre a bit and then had our lunch there.

Our favourite stall is undoubtedly Hanaichi but ever since Salsa's opened last year, it quickly became our second favourite.

Salsa's Fajita combo

My pick from Salsa's is the fajitas combo; fajita, spiced crinkle fries (must have) and a drink.

Salsa's version of fajita is herb and lemon rice with char-grilled chicken strips and vegetables rolled in a wrap. Very tasty.

[Brisbane] Yum Cha at Big Gun Chinese Restaurant, Underwood

Big Gun Chinese Restaurant
Shop 7/2922 Logan Rd
Underwood 4119 QLD

Big Gun@Underwood

Big Gun Yum Cha

The variety of dim sum at Big Gun is second to none in Brisbane.

This may be my favourite yum cha haunt at the moment but there are some hit and miss items like the chicken pie.

I favour this place over others because they do baos (buns) rather well. Dough was light and fluffy which showed that it has been well proved (traditional Chinese dough proving method for the cha siew bun with a smiling crack will take three days).

Their signature turnip pastry is indeed very good and I often find myself over order just to have some leftovers for lunch next day.

Sometimes you might see some unusual items on offer like fried milk pudding and pig's blood. The waiters will occasionally go from table to table bearing a tray of small plates of boiled vegetables, sweet and sour pork, roast meats and etc.

This place can get very busy on the weekends (but not to Landmark's extent) but turnover is quick.

Monday, July 26, 2010

[Brunei Dec 2009] Rest of chomps in Brunei

Sorry for MIA for ages.

I went on a 3 weeks holiday and came back with viral infections :-(. Must have gotten it from the very sick lady who sat next to me and Princess on our flight back to Brissy. Grrrrrrr.........

Le Taj
Lunch at Le Taj, an Indian restaurant in Kiulap.

We had 2 set lunches, tandoori chicken with condiments served with pilau rice and chicken curry and condiments served with naan. Also ordered gobi manchurian (cauliflower in spicy and sweet sauce) from a la carte.

Yappy Kopitiam
Lunch at Yappy Kopitiam at Kiulap.

We had penang fried kway teow (spicy fried broad rice noodles with clams and prawns), wantan kolomee (dry tossed noodles with dumplings) and chicken curry noodles.

Penang fried kway teow is especially good.

Seasons at Centrepoint
Dinner with ex-colleauges at the then newly refurbished Seasons restaurant at Centrepoint Hotel Gadong.

Buffet dinner on that night did not look particularly interesting or appetising or appealing so we all went for a la carte.

Clockwise from top left:-

Mango fish with rice, steak Diane, fettucine carbonara and spaghetti bolognaise.

Mango fish was good value with generous portions.

To be honest, these were eaten more than half a year ago, I have forgotten how they taste like. But the kway teow at Yappy was good so we encore on our last trip home in June this year.