$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.)



Logan Exit 23

3539-3565 Pacific Highway


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.


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


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,
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.



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!

Calamvale Central
662 compton road
QLD 4116

Rochedale Markets

Sometimes, I and my wife go to some farmer markets for shopping fresh food. The food in those sorts of markets are fresher and cheaper than super market in the most of cases. Today, we went to Rochedale Markets. I found that market is very good.  I can find some good value of vegetables, such as Asian Vegetables and Mandarin. This pack of vegetables  is only 48 cents. That is very good, I cannot find such good value vegetable in other markets.

Asian Vegetables

I love this Rochedale Markets! And it opens 7 days per week too!


814 Rochdale Road,
QLD 4123


Yesterday, I visited a special Mcdonald’s  Restaurant in Underwood. It looks different from the standard Mcdonald’s restaurant setting, no cashier counters, instead of a big touch screen computer to order. Moreover, it has a open kitchen which you can see the staff to make salads and burgers and  all tables and chairs are more cafe-style. It looks like a cafe or a “Burger” bar. I think  this kind of restaurants settings are design for the new product of McDondald, create your taste burgers which is your own build burgers.  The kind of higher end of interior design is for higher end customer.


Also, I love the sauces bar, which has chilli and tomato sauces. The most important feature is the free water! I can drink this rather than soft drink!


When your order is ready, a staff will deliver the food to your table, you don’t need to pick them up at the counter like other Mcdonalds.


This Mcdonald’s has those advanced features, but their menu is same as other Mcdonald’s and in the same prices!


12-18 Kingston Rd,
QLD 4119