Hendra locals scored a dynamo Thai diner when Asian Republic opened on Nudgee Road in 2018. The eatery comes from the team behind well-received spots such as Phat Elephant, Chai Thai and The Hamptons – with an authentic dining experience achieved by using Asian spices and fresh ingredients exclusively. The Asian Republic kitchen offers a menu of classic Thai winners, starting with entrees such as chicken dumplings, satay chicken skewers and duck rolls. Once you’ve whet your appetite, tuck into tom yum prawn soup, red duck curry, crispy pork with Asian greens, pad Thai, slow-cooked massaman beef curry, chicken and cashew nut stir fry or vegetarian green curry. If you’re dining with a loved one or the entire family, Asian Republic serves up dinner packs for two or more, including a bunch of the menu’s best items.