HOT Star Large fried chicken@Garden City

Two weeks ago, when we went to Garden City for our Night Shopping, we found that the HOT Star Large fried chicken which is popular Fried Chicken chain stores in Taiwan opened a new store in this shopping center, near the Daiso. In fact, they already opened a
Branch in the Sunnybank Market Square, but Market Square is the lack of parking spaces and too many people, so I am not very keen to try that store. Garden City store is in a different situation, there are a plenty of parking spaces, and there are a lot of major department stores or supermarkets, such as Myer, David Jones, Coles and Woolworths so you can eat chicken, but you can do your grocery shopping during the same trip.

Because of the location of the convenience, so you can try to HOT Star Large fried chicken this times

I believe that Thursday, this shop should be opened for only a few days, so there are a lot of people wish to try this new store. I spent some time to wait. After I had waited for a while, finally I got my large fried chicken breast.

Chicken Breast@HOT Star Large fried chicken

This is a huge chicken breast, almost the size of my face. Also, this is very tendering too. However, that cost $ 8.5. Also, I got a small tip for you about this chicken breast, On Thursday, we bought the takeaway to home, although it is very delicious, that is not sufficient. On Sunday, we bought a chicken breast again, we ate that right away, the taste was different, that tasted very very good.

Chicken Wings@Chicken Breast@HOT Star Large fried chicken

Besides of chicken breast, their chicken wings are good.It cost $3.90 for three.

Sweet Potato Chips@Chicken Breast@HOT Star Large fried chicken

Of course, you think you had too much chicken; we wish to try some things differently. I tried their sweet potato chips, and they are also very crisp.

All the above things are very delicious. We had their fried chicken twice a week.

 

Address:

Level 1,
Westfield Garden City
Logan Rd  and Kessels Rd,
Upper Mount Gravatt
QLD 4122

Steak Monday @Calamvale Hotel

I saw a number of my friends tried the steak in Calamvale Hotel. Finally, I had a chance to have that few weeks ago with my family.
That was on Monday. In every Monday, there is a special on the Steak. There is a steak meal on special, just $14.50. You do not need to buy any drinks at all; you still can have this special. That is a good deal. On that day, a Rump Steak main course was on Speical. That is a good deal. The main course included a steak, a bowl of Salad and chips. The portion isn’t small. I do not eat beef. Thus, I do not know whether it tastes good. But my relatives ate that, their feedback is good. For myself, I ordered a chicken breast. It tasted not bad and looked good!


Besides of food, the environment is good. This restaurant looks clean and fresh too. I will recommend you to try their Steak Monday.

Calamvale Hotel

Address:

Corner of Compton & Beaudesert Roads
Calamvale
QLD 4116

Trading Hours:

7 days a week
10.00am – 10.00pm

$1 Breakfast@IKEA

Today is Mother’s Day. IKEA Logan got an offer to celebrate this. If you buy a breakfast in full price,$3.99, at IKEA Logan, your mum get a free breakfast.  Vegetarian option is available. For the further details, please visit their website.

(Note: I don’t know whether this Buy One Get One Free offer is for mother or everyone.)

Address

IKEA

Logan Exit 23

3539-3565 Pacific Highway

SLACKS CREEK QLD 4127

Breakfast Hours: 9am – 11am Every day

Easter is coming. IKEA will have a Swedish Style Buffet in their Australia stores to celebrate this at 5:30 to 7:30 pm,13th April 2017. The ticket price is a bargain. The adult is $19.99, Children (5 years old to 12 years) is $10.99, the children under five are free. Moreover, if you are IKEA Family or IKEA Business member, the price is $14.99.
Although this Swedish Style Buffet offers mainly meat balls, smoked salmon, cakes and sparking cider, they are similar what IKEA offers nomrally, but the price is only a bit higher than a normal dinner, then you can have as much as you want during these two hours. That is still a good value deal!

Black Ink Coffee

 

I worked in Brisbane Technology Park for a while. During last year, there are a few of new buildings too. I believe there are quite a fair amount of people work in there. However, there are no enough choices of Coffee Resturant. Fortunately, the new building at 4 Clunies Ross Ct has a new Coffee Shop, black ink coffee.

Black Ink Coffee
I like there; the atmosphere is quite modern and comfortable. Their coffee is not too bad. Also, they serve breakfast and lunch. I think that is a good place to meet some clients.

 

 

 

Address: Ground Floor, 4 Clunies Ross Ct , Eight Miles Plain Qld 4113

Trading Hours: Mon- Fri 6am – 3pm

Golden Lane@Sunnybank
A few months ago, Mint buffet garden in Sunnybank Plaza had been closed down. There was a notice about the closure for renovations. I think that was about the changes of ownership. The restaurant would be a kind of buffet garden. But early in this week, I went to Sunnybank for dinner. I saw Mint buffet garden became Golden Lane which is a new Chinese restaurant. I have heard a rumor about a new restaurant will open in Sunnybank. I read their website. This restaurant will have Yum Cha and Cantonese Style Cuisine for lunch and dinner. This sounds attractive for me. I will find a chance to try this restaurant.

Address:

Shop 109 Sunnybank Plaza,
Corner Mains Rd & McCullough St.,
Sunnybank,
QLD 4109

Tel:07-3344 1361

Open Hours:

Open 7 days from 10:30am to 2:00am

Recently, I ate dessert in 8 Street in Garden City. That is somethings new for me; that is Chinese Egg Pancake. That sounds food from Northern China; even I had not seen that kind of Chinese Egg Pancake when I was in Hong Kong. So, I was keen to try that.
A few weeks, I bought one from there. That was the Traditional Chinese Style which is the cheapest one, $5.90. There are some choices too, such as Rolling Char Siu and Salmon Lover. However, that is more expensive. The one I ordered had sesame seed, shallot, traditional sauce, crisp, and Chinese ham sausage. That was quite of contents. I love the sauce inside. I found this kind of Chinese Egg Pancake is very similar to a crepe.

Chinese Egg Pancake
Moreover, if you want to buy one, please spare a few minutes for them to make a pancake. It took me five minutes for waiting last times. That was ok because that is a kind of fun to watch them cook a pancake. There is a big flat pan. And then the chief added the mixture of egg in the pan and sliced it carefully to make the mixture being a thin layer. Then the chief put the ingredients on the top of that. I found that looks like doing an act performance.
If you have not had this kind of Pancake before, I think that is fun to have it and watch the process of making a pancake!

Chinese Egg Pancake - Rolling Man

8 Street,
Lower Ground Level,
Westfield Garden City
Logan Rd & Kessels Rd,
Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122

Flying PepperLast Sunday, I was with a church group. We were looking for a place where was a suitable for a lunch meeting.  We wish to find a place with good coffee and not very busy. Finally, we picked the Flying Pepper in Lifestyle center at Rochedale Estate.

I remember there was a coffee shop in Lifestyle, but it did not have a regular opening hours. Last year, I was in there for a couple times, but I have not seen it opening at all.  That is a good news, that coffee shop is changed the management early this year, it calls Flying Pepper.   I went there around noon on Sunday,  there were around ten customers, not very busy. still plenty of tables available which is good for a lunch meeting. Moreover, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The menu contains some usual of items in a coffee shop such as Egg Benedict, fish & chips, also they have some Asian Favors, such as Sushi and Curry Rice. That is good for us.  Lastly, they have great coffee too.

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End up, we had around 8 people in there. We ordered some lunch and coffee, plus we stayed in there about two hours.

Address:Lifestyle Centre,
120 Kate Circuit,
Rochedale,
QLD 4123
Tel:07-3423 0040
Opening Hours:

Monday: 9am – 3:30pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday to Friday: 9am – 3:30pm/ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday:  7:30am-4:00pm/5:30pm- 9pm

Sunday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Zingara's Kitchen- Fasta Pasta under new management

I found almost fasta pasta closed. All of the closed stores are opened a new restaurant calls Zingara’s Kitchen such as the stores in Brown Plains, Springwood and Harbour Town. That sounds like taking over the business from Fasta Pasta. Two weeks ago, I went to Harbour Town and checkout their store in there. I found the store are refurbished, it got a new tone. However, I checked their menu. That is very similar with before, their pasta and pizza.  I checked their website, which stated their chain is a new mediterranean style casual dining restaurant. Maybe, pasta and pizza are a kind of mediterranean style food.  Anyway, for myself, the price is the key factor. I checked the menu, the price is very similar with Fasta Pasta too. There are some lunch deals around $10, and 20% cash back from RACQ rewards.  Thus, that is still worth to consider for having lunch.

 

Address:

Harbour Town Shopping Center
Cnr Gold Coast Hwy & Oxley Drive
Biggera Waters
QLD 4216
Tel:07 -5537 5778

Hanaromart Supermarket

Last Sunday, I went to Hanaro Mart, which is a  Korean Grocery Store,  in Sunnybank. I saw there was a poster placed in front of that store. That poster said Hanaromart in Calamvale Central will have a grand opening on 9th July 2016. Pre-opening will be on 6th July 2016. That is great. I am waiting for that a while, I saw the store in Calamvale Central has covered by the wooden boards for at least a month. Finally, it will open two week later!

Address:
Calamvale Central
662 compton road
calamvale
QLD 4116