Deery's Restaurant and Smokehouse

Deery's Restaurant and Smokehouse, Kangaroo Point
It is better late than never! Well, when it comes to blogging it seems that I have a cycle of stagnancy (due to work obligation) and the engine starts to rev again when I have some free time...

Mr and myself visited Deery's Restaurant back in February for early Valentine's Day celebration. With the in-laws looking after Grace, we took this opportunity to treat ourselves to hopefully some good food and let's see how our visit went at the Deery's.
One of Mr's favourite food is oysters and we ordered some that night. We went with both the natural oysters and the Kilpatrick version (for me). They were indeed fresh and lovely, and Mr was so satisfied (he certainly wished he ordered more!). Another of Mr's favourite is duck liver pate, and when he saw that on the menu, he could not resist it at all. Poor me, just watching him devoured the whole pate of his own and he was just smiling throughout.

Not missing out on ent…

Banh Mi Now

Banh Mi Now, Brisbane CBD

Banh mi, the 'Vietnamese subway' is my go to comfort food or snack especially when I am pregnant. Well, I just order those without the pate, to reduce risk of listeriosis. I have been to Banh Mi Now multiple times, even the Mr knows to take away some when he drops by in the city.
We usually order their Crackling Pork belly banh mi because they are so damn delicious!  I love the balance of their pickled carrots and radish, and sometimes think that is the best part in a banh mi. They give generous amount of the vegetables. Their crispy pork belly is flavourful and good as well. Overall a good combo in a fairly crusty baguette. Therefore, expect some crumbs on your clothes when you bite onto them! :)

My Street Food - Taste of Vietnam

My Street Food- Taste of Vietnam, Woolloongabba
When you search hard enough, you will eventually find the right place for a delicious banh mi and it is located at My Street Food. One day, after dropping off the Mr in the southside, I made my way there. Parking was horrible as I did not know there was onsite parking. My persistence for parking finally paid off and I am so glad that I came here.
As it was still early (mid morning), there weren't any customers yet but you can straightaway sense that they are going to be busy once the rush hour arrives. They were busy preparing fresh vietnamese spring rolls and one of the chef was busy grilling heaps of grilled pork/pork chop!

As it was more for 'morning tea', I ordered their M.S.F. lemongrass grilled pork banh mi($7.50) and immediately devoured them outside the shop. The grilled pork was flavourful and the overall banh mi was delicious. I did not save any for the Mr but bought some fresh spring rolls (the lemongrass pork) ($6.50…

Two Black Birds Cafe

Two Black Birds Cafe, Brisbane CBD
We chanced upon this cafe after Grace's swimming class back in early January when most cafes are still having their holiday. While Mr finds a parking spot, I ordered 'The Butcher's Block' for him, and a ham and cheese croissant for Grace.

I was interested in their Matcha Latte ($5.50) which is made of coconut milk with sprinkles of cinnamon. It is definitely not the usual matcha latte that I had previously, this one more chai based... and I thought it was okay. Certainly much prefer the usual matcha latte. 

The croissant came toasted and was quite good. Grace managed to have a few bites and we gave it a pass. The Butcher's block aka Big's Breakfast was generous. I like it that it came with house made baked beans and it was flavourful. The scrambled eggs were creamy and cooked to perfection. Overall, a very fulfilling meal.

They have other interesting dish on their menu that day, and this is one place that we most likely will retur…

Flour and Chocolate

Flour and Chocolate, Northgate
I was excited to know that Flour and Chocolate has opened another branch over in Northgate! Since moving over to the northside, I have not got the opportunity to return to the Morningside branch as it was relatively further away.
This time, their shop is way bigger and you do not need to worry about parking at all, as they have parking on site. It is also a cafe based, if you want to enjoy some drinks and pastries on site. That day, my aim was to try some goodies and bring them back home.

I initially wanted the ham and cheese croissant but one of the workers quickly took the last one away for the other customer. I think this can be tricky as they are serving multiple customers at the same time. In the end, I had their chocolate croissant which was good as well - the pastry flaky with generous amount of chocolate.

I got one of their mushroom and feta quiche and it was delicious. The pastry thin and flaky which is how I like it. Before I left, I bought their c…


Jumak, Brisbane CBD

Chapter IV

Chapter IV, Paddington

Me: "Do you want some soft shell crab?"
Mr: "For breakfast?"
Me: "Ya, I know a place that has it... "
So, we both ventured off to Chapter IV at Paddington. As it was on a weekday, parking was relatively easy and Chapter IV was still quiet. I do note that they have a play area and hoping to bring Grace here one day to try out their kids meal for $10. 
Their menu is quite extensive. Mr had the 'soft shell crab eggs benedict' while I ordered the 'crispy potato and cheddar hash cakes'.  
The food smell so delicious when the plates were served in front of us. His tower of crispy soft shell crab can certainly make you salivate... and I quickly grabbed one of the legs, and it was indeed crispy. I could not remember the base of the Benedict sauce but it was quite interesting, together with the mix salsa of tomatoes, beans and corn. Their eggs were poached to perfection.

The presentation of my hash cakes were beautiful and I was so …