My first stop when I arrived in Surabaya was a Shanghainese Dumpling & Noodle restaurant called 369..They currently have many branches opened all around Surabaya, including in Jakarta and Shanghai. However, the Jakarta and Shanghai branch doesn't seem to be as successful as the ones in Surabaya..
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
May I start this review by saying that the next couple of reviews would be dishes from South East Asia which I have just travelled to during my summer holidays.. I will keep reviewing on the many Brisbane restaurants that I have not yet posted, but there will be a few non-Aussie restaurants posts coming.. My summer holiday trip included a trip from Bne-Bali, Bali-Surabaya, Surabaya-Jogja, Jogja-Solo, Solo-Jogja, Jogja-Surabaya, Surabaya-Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur-Surabaya, Surabaya-Bali, Bali-Surabaya, Surabaya-Jakarta, Jakarta-Singapore, Singapore-Jakarta, Jakarta-Surabaya, Surabaya-Bali, Bali-Bne.. Kinda just travelled the same places over and over again.. and so here I am back in Brissie, on the very last weekend before I go back to my uni life, where all I will do other than studying will be of course, "eating"..
Linkafe is a somewhat traditional Indonesian restaurant that has always been the place where I would have to go to when I go back to Indonesia for the summer hols.. It offers a wide range of Indonesian dishes, may it be rice dishes or noodle dishes or even just traditional iced desserts or some nibbles here and there.. Located in one of the largest shopping malls in Surabaya, it is on the Tunjungan Plaza 2 area on their top floor..
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
One of the classic Italian restaurants you can find around Brisbane, carpark might be a bother since they seem to always be not-enough and you have to go around twice or more times to find yourself a spot.. Tartufo, meaning 'truffle' in Italian is located in Emporium, Fortitude Valley, is busier by night than by day.. Came here for lunch and only a few tables were filled and seemed quite empty... Though rated by the Good Food Guide, got its hat rating, and I've tried a few of the other restaurants around it anyway so went here for lunch..
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Another revisit to Gunshop on a saturday for brunch before heading off to a cultural festival at the powerhouse.. The last time I ate here, I quite liked the food that they had on the menu, the classics but with its uniqueness with condiments that you wouldn't have thought of combining one with another with..
Sunday, 9 February 2014
I cannot recall the last time I came here, but many would say that when you do come to Inala, Vietnamese food is a must.. We were meeting someone and they were already seated at Phuong Trinh, just one of the many Vietnamese restaurants around.. Asian markets and food courts is right next to Inala Plaza though I did get confused why they called it a different name, Inala Civic Centre.. But anyway, you could see people eating around you, most of the restaurants were Vietnamese so no wonder the competition must be quite big around here.. There were also markets which sold vegetables and meat etc, people playing chess, and of course, bubble tea corners..
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
While waiting for our flights back to Bne, we decided to have coffee and something to nibble on.. We saw Toby's Estate in the corner opposite Maccas and since he was a coffee drinker, he didn't wanted to look at any other places.. We ordered the usual Flat White and I didn't feel like a coffee so I ordered an Iced mocha.. For the nibble, the almond croissant looked divine and so that was it.. Flat white was nicely done and he was happy.. The Iced mocha balanced the coffee and chocolate well, with neither too strong that overpowered the other.. The almond croissant, when heated, oh gosh, was maybe one of the good almond croissants I have tried around.. I've only liked a few places so far, some were not almondy enough, lacked the almond meal or such..
Monday, 27 January 2014
I could and was going to start off by storytelling the history of IPPUDO, but maybe I should just sum it up into a few.... well, maybe more than a few.. Since in Brisbane, there's no IPPUDO, I thought it would be nice to give an insight.. Originated in 1985 in Fukuoka in Japan which lead to their breakthrough in opening an international outlet in New York in 2008 and since then, they have started to branch out to various countries including Singapore, Taiwan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and in 2012, they opened in Sydney.. Their mission has always been to spread "smile" and "arigatou" (thank you in japanese..) through the ramen bowls..
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Seafood at the Gold Coast at night is what we did the other night.. Dine in at the deck and you can overlook Broadwater, live entertainments on the weekend, chill out and have a drink or two, it does get crowded at night so expect loud chatters and especially if there's a game on.. The cool breeze made it a nice cool night to dine in, though we didn't choose to sit outside since there seemed to be lack of light, we ended up sitting inside which allowed me to take better photos of the food as well..
Friday, 10 January 2014
Was feeling like sushi at night and wasn't sure where to go when I found Makoto through urbanspoon and decided to give it a try.. Ended up having to wait about 10minutes or so for seats since it was so packed with people and also queues too... Seatings are available on the sushi train or on the tables and we chose the tables which would mean a longer wait than the seats on the sushi train.. We couldn't be bothered trying to look for other restaurants or sushi places so we decided to stay and patiently wait..
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
If you want street hot dog food that will remind you of those American TV shows where the actors would stroll down the path at the side of the road and grab themselves a hot dog, well, this is the place to go.. Yes, it did somehow reminded me of those TV shows, not sure why though.. Harry's Cafe De Wheels has been out and about since the early 1930s with their 'pies and peas' and 'crumbed sausages' being the popular food back then..