Pochana delivers massive cocktails and Thai street food to Brisbane City
Anyone that has travelled abroad will tell you that hawker-style street food markets are some of the liveliest dining destinations. Pochana in Brisbane City is bringing a slice of that activity to Elizabeth Street, plating up a killer menu of street eats and pairing it with a vibrant array of drinks. If you like shared cocktails bigger than your head and sizzling, aromatic morsels available until late then Pochana is the right kind of haunt for you.
Few cities in the world boast as interesting street-food scenes as Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. As we type we can just picture packed avenues of animated revelry, with seductive aromas and the sounds of sizzling hot plates floating through the air. Although Brisbane might not be lucky enough to have an iconic night market scene to call its own, Pochana is a colourful eatery that manages to fill the gap nicely. Owned and operated by the minds behind Kinn Thai and Kinn + Derm, Pochana packs a punch in the atmosphere stakes. Designed to evoke the neon-lit streets of the aforementioned cities, Pochana serves up authentic Thai eats with aesthetic hallmarks of a buzzing bazaar. Patrons can perch in different portions of the space themed around different food markets of the world, illuminated by Thai advertisements and surrounded by eclectic paraphernalia. For a closer look at Pochana’s interior, check out our gallery in The Street Photographer.
When it comes to the fare, Pochana is bringing a wide variety of morsels to the table, with authentic Thai dishes and other Asian-inspired bites available for lunch, dinner and supper. It’s the supper offering that has us night owls most intrigued, with a menu of share plates available way late into the night. We’re talking roasted barbecue duck, pad Thai, pork ribs, Namtok beef, chicken wings, steamed chicken with ginger rice and more available to divide amongst the table. Lunch offers great options for those keen to ditch the lunchbox sandwiches, with the likes of pad prik khing crispy pork, soft pork bone noodle soups and pad see ew featuring. The dinner menu delivers entrees and mains aplenty, so be prepared to go nuts. Duck pancakes, gyoza, papaya salad, Hainan chicken, orange duck in plum sauce, crispy whole barramundi, and sizzling beef are just a few of the options available to you. Pochana is also a great spot to get the party started – the cocktails are colourful and perfect for sharing. Take the Devil City cocktail for example – a glass bigger than your head is filled with blended watermelon, ice and sparkling wine and is a sight to behold. Pair that with a range of beers, soju, ciders, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages and Pochana might just be the perfect spot for a night out.
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