Chicken Leg Rice Bento Bo
Before, I mentioned that now you can go out for lunch for almost $20 a meal. Yuanbao Taiwanese Restaurant is really the most affordable. It is still about $16 a lunch bento box, with a whole chicken leg, vegetables, tofu, and winter melon tea.
Address:Pinelands Plaza,
663 Beenleigh Road,
Sunnybank Hills
QLD 4109

Tel:07-3323 3606

Business Hours:

Tue to Sun: 11am- 2pm, 5pm – 8pm

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Chicken Drumstick Rice
I went to Sweet shine Taiwanese restaurant for lunch a few days ago. In my memory, more than a year ago, a meal cost $12-13. If it’s $17.50 to $19.50 now, it’s a lot more expensive. Fortunately, I ordered chicken drumstick rice. The taste is acceptable for a few big bowls of a whole chicken drumstick. The price is fair.
Address:Tenancy 28,
Calamvale Central Shopping Centre
662 Compton Road
QLD 4116


07- 3272 3121

Business Hours:

Mon-Tue,Thu-Sat : 11am to 7:45pm
Sun:11am to 2:30pm
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Ruyi Dim Sum Shop

If you want to eat dim sum in Brisbane, you will think of Yum Cha. But, in fact, there is another choice now, which is the dim sum specialty store.
In Calamvale Central, Calamvale Lane, which was rebuilt from the original BIG W, opened a Ruyi dim sum specialty store. A shopping mall, there are Freshco Asian Supermarket and Woolworths, where you can stop by to buy food while you have lunch in Ruyi.

As for the food, the first thing is regarding the choices on the menu, there are also shrimp dumplings, buns and other food, which is not less than ordinary restaurants at all, and I think it is even better than
some yum cha restaurants in Brisbane and they have more choices. In terms of taste, it is even better. It is all hot and has the level of a restaurant. It is not like simply steaming dim sum from the central factory for customers.

I have been there twice, and both times I was satisfied. I have a good impression of that restaurant. First of all, I would like to talk about the custard buns. They are not bad. The custard is fresh and not too dry. Some work has been done, and the appearance is also very delicate.

In addition, I also tried the char siew crisps, which were all crispy.

There is also Golden Lava (Liu Sha) Bao, and a lot of yellow custard, but not too sweet or too much.

In addition, rice rolls are also a highlight, the skin is a little slippery, and it is also similar to the kind I had in Hong Kong as a child. Finally, there are shrimp dumplings. Although they are not the best in the world, they are still acceptable, and the thickness of the dumpling skin is acceptable.

Address:Shop 59 Calamvale central,
662 Compton Rd,
QLD 4116
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Howard Smith Wharves
I finally went to Howard smith wharves for a walk earlier. In my memory, when I was working in the valley more than ten years ago, there were some old warehouses there. However, in 2018, this protected historical building was revitalised and became an entertainment district with a Boutique Hotel and mid-to-high-end restaurants. That day, I had lunch at the gecra Greek restaurant in the afternoon. The food was good. The blue sky and the river view, and the food scenery were already good. However, at more than 30 degrees at noon, it was muggy.
Brisbane Riverside
We ate lunch until dusk, then moved to felons for drinks. This is another riverside bar under the Story bridge.
While watching the bridge at sunset, I have another espresso martini, which sounds cool.
espresso martini
When I left, I saw a restaurant called “Stanley”. A few special ones.

JW Marriott Buffet

JW Marriott
During the epidemic, the buffet was stopped, and then it was reopened after a few months. They are all just distributed by the staff to the guests, not self-serve, not a real buffet, and a friend once said that it would take time to queue up to get the food, so there is no interest in eating. Later, of course, with the gradual acceptance of the epidemic, the buffet also returned to being entirely self-service, but we always felt it was not too safe. I felt confident recently, and there was on school vacation, so I took this opportunity to eat a buffet. as one of the holiday activities.
I also went to the Gold Coast Marriott for a buffet a few years ago, and I wasn’t impressed. Now, visit again to see if the level can be maintained.
JW Marriott

Marriott is also one of the top luxury hotels on Gold Coast, so the lobby is all stylish, and it seems that it has just been renovated.
(The last visit was a few years ago). Now, the lobby has been renovated very modern retro style, very extravagant. As for the restaurant, it is also newly renovated and has a very high-end feel. The seats are pretty spacious and comfortable. And it’s quite peaceful.

Of course, I want to talk about the food there, there are a lot of rich, mainly for the seafood area, cooked food, bread, fruit area, and dessert area.

First of all, I have to say my favorite seafood area, there are shrimp, raw fish, Bugs and oysters, as well as sushi. In fact, in terms of the Australian level, this level is already good, and we also see employees refilling from time to time, so they are all good. The family ate several prawns, they looked big and fresh, and the family said they tasted good. I have to save the empty stomach for my favorite sashimi and oysters. The sashimi only has salmon, although it is not thickly cut or has any special knife skills, but it is still fresh. I also like oysters, not super plump, but the oysters are always in morgan seafood, I always prefer this kind of sea flavor. 

Also, there is sushi there too, but only a few and the standard is just average. Of course, other cooked foods, such as roasted pork, are also very popular. I saw that almost every customer has them. I have tried some of them, and they are all good.

The crispy skin is more enjoyable. There are Noodles, chips, fried rice, steamed fish, etc. This area has also everything.
I just like their spaghetti, very “creamy” and springy. Of course, kids are addicted to fries.

Of course, there are other areas, such as the bread and fruit area, although nothing special, the area is not very large. Mayb,e I am not a bread person, I felt the bread area is not attractive, and the fruit area is fresh.

Another highlight is the dessert area and of course the ice cream area, and you can put all kinds of candies on it. Other desserts are very attractive, there are many cakes, and tiramisu all attractive, and the coffee aroma is strong.

Speaking of coffee, does the buffet also include coffee? However, if the coffee machine brews it, you can ask a waiter to bring it to you. This kind of coffee is already included.

As for service, Marriott certainly has good service. The waiters are polite, and an average waiter serves about three people.

As for the price, it is $119 for adults/$59 for children for an hour and a half. There are seafood and five-star hotels buffet. The price is very fair
Address:158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Every Friday and Saturday 5:30pm
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Taro’s Ramen-South Brisbane

I went to Westend earlier, and I had the opportunity to try another restaurant here, so I went to Taro’s Ramen for lunch.

Taro Ramen should be the earliest generation of ramen shops in Brisbane. In my memory, as early as in my college days around 2003, they had already opened in the city, and my classmates said that the ramen there is very delicious. Later, I also had the opportunity to eat ramen there, which was a good impression, but it was many years ago.
This time I visited their west end branch, which is located between Southbank and Westend, so you can get off at the bus stop at the Culture center, which is very convenient.
Taro's Ramen-South Brisbane
The decoration is neat, and each table has iPads to order food, which is very convenient.
tonkotsu ramen($18.50)
First of all, I ordered the tonkotsu ramen, calls the treasure of their shop, their soup base is very flavorful and creamy, which is what I like, and the noodles are very chewy. My wife ordered the Shoyu Ramen and it was also good. The soup base was fragrant, and the noodles very chewy too. I like them all. That is a bit sad, no free extra ramen, $3 per bowl.
Japanese Gyoza
Of course, there are also some Japanese Gyoza that children like, they are all attractive and delicious.

To sum up, if there is a chance, you can find there for lunch, and you will definitely go there. Unfortunately, there is no branch in the south, and I don’t know when there will be another chance.
Business Hours: 7 Days 12–2pm, 5:30–8pm
Address :154 Melbourne Street,
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Newnham Hotel
Earlier, a friend took us to Newnham Hotel for dinner. When we were young in Hong Kong, we must all think of a five-star hotel when we heard about “Hotel”.

But in Australia, the Hotel is just a bar. Generally, there are some poker machines and a very ordinary restaurant.
This Newnham road is like this. As soon as you enter, you can see that the decoration is very ordinary and looks relatively old. But we were looking for a place to chat with friends and sit for two or three hours. And there are not many people here. So there is no need to wait and make reservations. And there are ample parking spaces. Also, the location is excellent. It is also one or two streets away from Garden City and only one or two minutes drive away from the entrance and exit of the expressway. So even if you have friends living in the North District, it is very convenient.

Also, their other selling point is that you can get a free kid’s meal ($6) with just one main course. So if you are a family of four with two children, it’s almost half price.
chicken parmigiana
On that day, I ordered chicken parmigiana. because that is the most classic, so it is very safe. In the end, there is no surprise in the taste, but it must not be wrong, I am satisfied. At the same time, it also a free Fish & Chips for children. This is about 20 dollars, so I am very happy.
In the end, there were more than ten people in our group, and five or six children were sitting there for two or three hours. No one disturbed us; we sat well and had enough to eat. All our requirements are met. Of course we are very happy
Address: 516 Newnham Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122
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Coffee Bun
If you have been to Warrigal Square, you will feel the very fragrant coffee smell, in fact, coffee bun. Because these are attracted by these fragrances, I want to buy them almost every time I pass by.
A coffee bun costs $3.80, which is not too expensive, and it has a strong coffee flavor and is hot. If you add an extra coffee for $7 (If I remember correctly) I think it’s worth a try.
Papparoti Warrigal Square
261 Warrigal Rd,
Eight Mile Plains
QLD 4113
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Rice Paper Vietnamese Cuisine in Warrigal Square has been in business for more than ten years. I used to go there for lunch from time to time before I had children, but because their seats are a little bit narrow, that is good for the baby pram. The kid is getting a little older, the epidemic seems to be getting better again, and everyone has accepted the epidemic. Recently, I went out to eat more, so I recently had the opportunity to go to Rice Paper Vietnamese Cuisine for lunch.

It was around 1:00 p.m. on weekdays, and it was busy.Most of the tables were almost full, but fortunately, there was no need to wait for a table. Of course, if you go there, you must eat Vietnamese noodles, Pho.
Beef Tripe Pho
The wife ordered Beef Tripe Pho. The wife said that the taste is good, and the Beef Tripe is very fresh. The soup is more flavorful, and the rice noodle is very smooth.
chicken shredded soup noodle
And I just ordered the chicken shredded soup noodle, which is very high quality. The soup base is flavorful and fragrant, the Pho is smooth, and the taste is similar to the previous one, still at a level.
Vietnamese iced coffee
In addition, Vietnamese iced coffee is still very famous, so you must try it. This is the drip coffee, I ordered frozen black coffee, and this kind of coffee can be drunk with strength. The taste feels very special and very strong, which is most suitable for people like me who often need coffee reminders.

Although Rice Paper Vietnamese Cuisine is still in charge of “Uncle Han”, it is still worthy of being one of Brisbane’s restaurants with won’t let you disappointed.

261 Warrigal Road,
Eight Mile Plains
QLD 4113
Business Hours: 11am to 9pm 7Days
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La Casa Patisserie There are more and more Chinese in the south of Brisbane, and the small shopping malls got some Chinese shops. It’s like going to Runcorn Plaza earlier. Although some restaurants have closed, such as Little Lamb Hot Pot & BBQ, REN Sushi, there are also new restaurants opened, such as the ones I visited before, La Casa Patisserie. This is a Chinese bakery. Personally speaking, they are quite “Hong Kong” style. I bought a green tea bread. This is good, and the texture is soft and has a lot of green flavors. Also, there are coffee buns for sale. I like this kind of bun, but unfortunately, it has been sold out, so I can’t try it. I will definitely go there to buy loaves of bread next time because children like their loaves of bread.

La Casa Patisserie

12/256 Warrigal Rd,
QLD 4113

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