The round-up: Unearth some hidden Asian treasures
All across Brisbane there is a plethora of little-known Asian eateries that pack a lot of charm and flavour into their traditional fare. The Weekend Edition is all about trying new things, so we’ve made a list of spots that you might not have heard about that offer great Asian fare.
Korea is known for its formidable barbecue scene, which differs greatly from the Australian interpretation of ‘snags on the barbie’. Spots such as Midam and Sunny Seoul in Sunnybank and Maru and Han Woo Ri in Brisbane City are some of the best when it comes to authentic, sizzling Korean barbecue. Also worth investigating is Cafe Le Petit Paradis on Margaret Street, which is open until late and boasts a large range of choices tteokbokki, a soft rice cake dish drenched in sweet chilli sauce.
If you are searching for under-the-radar eateries that serve dynamo Malaysian cuisine, we recommend stretching your legs and head to Dapur Dahlia in Logan. The acclaimed spot is renowned for it’s salivation-inducing dishes such as beef randang, nasi goreng and laksa. In the Wintergarden, Pappa Rich offers a comprehensive Malaysian experience while Satay Club Noodle House is a friendly restaurant that blends Malaysian and Indonesian dishes that are inexpensive and delicious. Satay Ria is a must-try if only for its Hainan chicken rice, while Malaya Corner in Sunnybank whips up a range of delicious and inexpensive meals.
In Newmarket, Rangla Punjab Indian Express is known for serving up a mean rogan josh or tikka masala with naan bread, perfect for takeaway. If you would rather a dine-in experience, head to Nataraja Indian Restaurant in Red Hill or Mamak Tandoori in Camp Hill. The biryani and butter chicken at Halim’s Indian Taj Restaurant is renowned across Milton, while Raj’s Palace Indian Restaurant on Lytton Road is a great hidden gem in East Brisbane.
Hot Star Fried Chicken in Sunnybank’s Market Square cooks up humungous fried chicken servings that are a mouthful. Menya Mappen Noodle Bar is known as one of the best spots for udon and Pho Sai Gon has a high demand for its classic beef soup. Tea Master in Fortitude Valley is known for vegan versions of traditional Asian eats. My Pho Bar in Jindalee boasts the biggest bowl of pho you’ve ever laid your eyes on, and Cafe 152 in Sunnybank specialises in delicious Koren desserts.
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