Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Betty's Burgers and Concrete Co

Betty's Burgers and Concrete Co, Chermside

After hearing so much about Betty's Burgers and the opening of the new part of Westfield Chermide, together with the family of three, we went out and explore the new area! Oh my, the new section of the mall is so beautiful and exciting. Now, I cannot wait to bring Grace there again for more (window)shopping.

Orders are made at the counter and paid first prior to receiving our food. Reading through their simple menu, we ordered the Betty's Classic ($10) and the Pork Belly ($11), with a side of French fries ($5). 

The first thing I had to try was their fries. The shoe string fries were cooked to perfection, still crunchy and may be a bit better than the McD's fries. The burgers were wrapped in a leakproof paper making the process of eating less messy! I had few bites from both the burgers and would have to say they were quite good. I prefer the beef burger over the pork belly (because the flavours were not as good as the beef patty). I have to admit though, I have not try enough burgers in Brisbane to rate Betty's but I know these were good burgers. :)

Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kinn Thai

Kinn Thai, Upper Mount Gravatt

After so long, I managed to have dinner at Kinn Thai to celebrate Father's Day! We had to celebrate it a week earlier as my in-laws had to fly to the States for their niece's wedding. I am always excited to have Thai food because it is so different from my usual home cooking, which tend to be more mild in flavours.

What did we order? To start with, the chicken satay ($8) and 'Golden Tofu' ($6). The tofu was mediocre, and unlike other fried tofu that I had tried. The batter of the fried tofu is more of a sticky texture rather than crispy, making it less desirable. The chicken satay was okay, with quite a nice peanut sauce.

While the coconut chicken salad($18) was fresh, after a few bites I was not keen to have it further. It is probably because the amount of herbs in the meal was just too overpowering.

But luckily, the following few dishes were more impressive. The tom yum prawn ($13) was sour and spicy which is how I like it. The one serving is enough for the four of us to have a taste.  

What we really like and enjoyed the most were the Chilli Jam Crispy Soft Shell Crabs ($23) and the Gang Phed Ped Yang ($26)! The generous soft shell crabs were crispy and tasted even better with their homemade chilli jam, which were not that spicy at all.

Our Feast

Our Gang Phed Ped Yang was the last to arrive and by that time, we were quite full. However, after tasting the roasted duck with lychee curry, I just had to have more. The curry sauce was so flavourful and intense... and that is why I like Thai curries! It was just a bit unfortunate that the pineapple pieces were not that ripe and quite tough.
Roast duck curry with lychee and pineapple

Overall, we had a good time in Kinn Thai. There is definitely some good food there and I just need to be wiser in the future as to what we should try and order. The service was friendly and attentive, and the delivery of the food to our table was pretty fast.

Kinn Thai Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Friday, October 6, 2017


Brewbakers, Albion

Since re-locating to the North Side, I have been wanting to try out some new bakeries and finally located Brewbakers at Albion. As I am still new to the north side, I had to take few turns to finally find the entrance of the parking lot (in front of Brewbakers). You had to drive further past the building complex, turn left and go behind the buildings to get to the parking lot. Makes sense?? Hehe..

Well, I read that their bagels were really good so I opted for the poppy seed bagel sandwich, together with some random delicacies which include a sourdough doughnut, chocolate chip bagel and a blueberry custard like cake.

Poppy seed bagel- ham

Jam sourdough doughnut, chocolate chip bagel and the cake

The service was warm and friendly, always so patient with the indecisive me. I really enjoy their bagels whether it's savoury or sweet, and the mini cake was so moreish too. Well, I am looking forward to returning soon. 

Brewbakers Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato