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It’s the school holiday now. For Brisbane, it’s essential to take time off to go out with the children, otherwise, the children will be very bored. I took a day off today. I took the children to Southbank by bus, and there are many high-rise buildings in Southbank and Westend, which is entirely different from the style of Sunnybank, which is still a suburb, so it feels like going to oversea. Moreover, there are museums, art galleries, state libraries, and playgrounds. These facilities can definitely “discharge” the children’s energy.queensland museum
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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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I went to the Compton Road’s mall for lunch last week by accident because I was planning to go to another full Japanese restaurant, and there was no parking space. Fortunately, I found several popular places in the mall, and the most popular is En Sushi. It was only around 12 o’clock when we arrived, but it took 15 minutes to wait for a table. On Google, their reviews are pretty positive, and some people say that this store, originally in Kuraby, and the old site has some reputation.

Chicken Katsu Rice Bento ($19.90)

Chicken Katsu Rice Bento ($19.90)

As soon as I entered the store, I saw that most people ordered a bento box, so I also ordered a fried chicken chop (chicken katsu) bento box, which cost about $20. In this era of high inflation, for $20, there is a bento meal with rice, chicken chop, two fried prawns, miso soup, and three small plates of side dishes, which is really good value. So I believe everyone is because of this bento box. As for the taste, they are all good, the chicken chop is quite juicy, and the fried chicken is fragrant.

Sunset Roll ($20.90)

Sunset Roll ($20.90)

In addition, I also ordered a Sunset roll, and the salmon was almost smooth. And there is a lot of salmon in them, so they are all enough!

Unagi Don $24.90

Unagi Don $24.90

In addition, I also ordered a Sunset roll, and the salmon was almost smooth. And there is a lot of salmon in them, so they are all enough!
Of course, we went with the kid. Thus, I need to order fully cooked food for her. This time, I ordered Unagi rice. Of course, that is hard to go wrong with this style of rice. In general, so the taste is not bad.

This Japanese restaurant is good, and I will consider going next time.

En Sushi

Address:Shop B2/66 Condamine Street
QLD 4113

Phone:0420 631 001

Business Hours;

Tue: Closed

Wed to Mon: 11:30pm to 2pm, 5:30pm to 9pm

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Sizzling Steak  - Ho Lin Wah Restaurant

Sizzling Steak should be a special kind of Hong Kong-style food. When I was young, in Hong Kong, I liked CafĂ© and Maxim’s Sizzling Steak. In the past, the set menu at Brisbane Hong Kong Style Restaurant was only about $10, while the Sizzling Steak was $15, 50% more. But, now is the era of high inflation, the set meal is already about $14 for me, and the iron plate steak says about $17 for me, just pay a few dollars more and eat the original Steak! So, I went to Ho Lin Wah Restaurant a few days ago to eat this kind of Steak. The texture of the Steak is tender and juicy. That is not small too.Especially in winter, it is very warm to eat when that is served on the hot iron plate.

Ho Lin Wah Restaurant

647 Beenleigh Rd,
QLD 4109

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Redcliffe is one of my favorite getaway places. I visit there every two to three months. There are not many people, is not as busy as Gold Coast. I love there to watch the Ocean, although that is a bit windy. Moreover, I cannot go in these recent weeks because we had a polar snap.

I had betty’s burgers years ago.

It was the shop that opened in Surfers Paradise back then, and in my memory, it had the reputation of being the most delicious hamburger of that year on Gold Coast. So in my impression, their burgers are delicious.

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to have dinner at the surface paradise branch again.


I ordered their CRISPY CHICKEN SUPREME and fries ($5) on the same day for about $20, so it’s a mid-priced burger. The chicken was crispy, the meat quality was good, and the bread was soft. As for the fries, they were normally crispy. Fries are hard to go wrong.

There is a special offer on the day, if you order a hamburger and a side dish, you can have a free children’s meal. And the portion is also the same as the adult meal, and there are still fries.

Also, they have a Mobile App, and there are some discounts from time to time. You can order the food and just select the pick-up Location in the mobile app as the branch where you are in. Then you need to inform the staff to order food in the mobile app. In the end, the staff k will bring it to the table where you sit.

Hot Cross Bun Easter Sundaes,

Hot Cross Bun Easter Sundaes ($2)

Since it is Easter, there is festive food, Hot Cross Bun Easter Sundaes, only $2, not bad.

In conclusion, it tastes good. Although it doesn’t seem to be as good as in my memory, maybe memories will always be beautified. In addition, the staff has a very good attitude and is very active in helping customers.

Address :Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre,
12-14/3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd,
Surfers Paradise
QLD 4217

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I went to Kokoro Japanese Kitchen at Pinelands Plaza recently. Before a friend recommended this store, he said that the food in the restaurant was good, the taste was not bad, and the price was very affordable.
So, order their lunch special, Chicken Nanban rice bowl ($11.80).

Chicken Nanban rice bowl ($11.80).

Chicken Nanban rice bowl ($11.80).

three pieces of tofu($1)

three pieces of tofu($1)

The chicken was deep-fried, and it was even more fragrant with the tar tar sauce. It’s really worthy of being the restaurant’s signature dish, and $11.80 is a little cheap, and the portion size is okay. Plus a bowl of miso soup. It makes me feel almost full.

In addition, there are also three pieces of tofu you can use for $1; although it is not too special, it can make you feel more full.

sashimi rice -$15.80

sashimi rice -$15.80

Besides, you can also order their sashimi rice for only $15.80. Japanese restaurants are all about $20 to have sashimi rice. They were quite a lot, several slices of salmon and several slices of other fish sashimi.
To sum up, the tasty is good, and the price is more affordable.
Address: Shop 21/663 Beenleigh Road, Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109
Business Hours: Closed on Mondays and Wednesdays
Other days: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm

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Chanoyu Japanese infused cafe

Because we have an annual pass for Sea World, we go to South port, which is close to Sea World a lot. Recently, we went there again, but that was a Sunday. Many restaurants in this area, especially Japanese restaurants, are closed on Sundays. So a friend introduced a Japanese-style coffee shop that would be open on Sundays to us, and I checked their Facebook page. It turns out that many friends have also visited it so that it will be famous, so I went there to try it.
The store is located in a small shopping street, just on the side of a park, so it can be said to be a low profile shop. In fact, the store is not low key at all. It is well known in the Asian circle of Gold Coast, and I saw some people buying takeaway coffee, we arrived around noon, and many people were already sitting for lunch.

As for the food, I just thought of omelet rice, which looks well, tastes good, the eggs are slippery, and the rice is fried well, which is very attractive. As for the wife, she just ordered wagyu soup and rice, and the appearance is beautiful.

wagyu soup and rice
As for the drinks, the most popular is matcha tea, and mine is the matcha espresso. Of course, it is very fragrant, and the appearance is first-class.

matcha espresso
There are also children’s meals, such as sushi and french fries. Although it should be nothing special, it looks quite good, and my kid really likes it.

There is one more option in my list of restaurants in South port, and if you want to have a drink and a meal, the laundry fee is about 20 dollars per person.


shop 1 / 19 Alicia st, Southport


Opening Hours:

Tue-Sun 7am – 2pm

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My car has been used for more than ten years, and I use it every day, so that is the time to consider getting a replacement. A new car is always more reliable and safe. Now, Electric Cars are starting to have more options. In addition, the Queensland government will start to provide a 3,000 subsidy for Electric Cars priced below $58,000 in July. I’ve thought about switching to Electric Cars again.
As far as I’m concerned, changing Electric Cars is just a matter of economics. The cheapest trams cost 40,000 dollars to nearly 50,000 dollars, which is more than 10,000 dollars more expensive than the average Japanese car. Even if my solar panel can provide enough electricity for the vehicle, the 10,000 dollars may not be more than the fuel used during the life span of a car. And the government subsidy is only 3,000 dollars, and it must be on the car priced below$ 58,000, and there are not many choices. Generally, the better electric car costs nearly $60,000, and there is no subsidy.
Furthermore, although the tram does not have a gearbox and an internal combustion engine, the structure is relatively simple, and maintenance will be relatively cheap. But it is always a real car, shock absorbers, wheels. These consumables still need to be replaced regularly. So there will be savings in maintenance, but not much.
In addition, the general electric car is heavier than the gasoline car, so it should be more energy-intensive.
Summarizing these economic considerations, I will switch to a general gasoline car.

Before, it was mentioned that buying takeaways in Yuanbao as Chinese New Year’s meal. So I ordered takeout there during the Chinese new year. Of course, it was a big festival, so I ordered takeout first in the afternoon and prepared it at the convenience food store. I especially chose a steamed Barramundi!


First of all, this steamed Barramundi, this steamed fish is the main feature of this meal, I really can’t do it myself.
The meat is tender and smooth, and the standard in Hong Kong restaurants is similar. It turns out that the style of Taiwanese steamed fish and Cantonese steamed fish is the same.

The second dish is the Sauteed Chicken with Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, and Rice Wine. This dish has a very fragrant Melaleuca taste. The wine taste is not heavy, but it still has the aroma of a wine.

This New Year’s meal is satisfying, with fish and meat.

15-16/663 Beenleigh Rd,
Sunnybank Hills
QLD 4109

Tel:(07) 3323 360

Business Hours: Mon: Closed

Tue- Sun

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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