Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hop Scotch and Beans

Hop Scotch and Beans, Petrie Terrace
A catch up with MXM means brunching time! He was about to head over to a fairly far far away place (Blackall) for work and we need to keep him caffeinated with proper coffee (unlike instant coffee in a rural place). :)

I suggested Hop Scotch and Beans and we made our way there. Street parking is pretty limited and we parked around the neighbourhood and walked our way there. Although we got there around 11ish, they seemed to be clearing up and ready to close (not right away) ...

We were seated promptly and given the menu. There were few options that interest me but unfortunately they have sold out for the day! Finally, MXM had the '48hr Texas baked beans' while I opted for the 'Eggs my way' with the addition of pork sausage.

My drink of chai tea came by shortly and it was a good cuppa tea while MXM's long black satisfied him. It did not take long for our meals to arrive and I was impressed looking at my silky smooth scrambled eggs. It was cooked well and generous in portion, and even nicer with the pork sausages.

Chai Tea
MXM was smiling eating his baked beans because it was just so darn flavourful! We both certainly enjoyed our meals and writing this post makes me want to return to Hop Scotch soon! 

Scrambled eggs, relish, sourdough with extra sausage
48 hr Texas baked beans, chickpeas, cannellini beans and chorizo
Hops Scotch and Beans Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Rocklily Restaurant

Rocklily Restaurant, Boondall
Rocklily, located in Virginia Hotel, is the sister's restaurant of Va Bene (Windsor Hotel) and we visited this place for dinner one night. Their menu changes regularly and has changed since we last visit them May this year. 

I had the pork ribs while the rest had steak and the final meal was the prawn tagliatelle. The pork ribs were finger licking delicious and were so tender. The meat just fell off the bone! The roasted potatoes and coleslaw with my meal were good as well.

Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the steak was cooked to perfection. On our second visit, unfortunately they do not have any pork ribs and I ordered fish instead. The fish was all right, and the winner was still their steak.

Prawn Tagliatelle
Steak Diane
Pork Ribs

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

Monday, October 3, 2016

Taste of Penang

Taste of Penang, Sunnybank Hills
It looks like Malaysian cuisine style restaurants are popping out in Brisbane recently, which I have yet to visit. Well, Taste of Penang (ToP) has been my favourite Malaysian restaurant to date, and even better, when it is specialising in Penang's food (my hometown!).

On one weekend, I took the in-laws to try out some food from ToP. Unfortunately Mr was working then but he certainly did not miss out when we took some take-aways for him. Do not expect ToP to be a five-star quality restaurant when you first arrive. The tables and fold-chairs are arranged outside the corridor, and ordering is make simple by filling up the paper menu.

There are a few 'must order' from ToP and one of them is the 'Lor Bak', which is five-spiced marinated pork rolled in tofu skin and then fried. The taste is very similar to the ones back in Penang and we certainly enjoyed it. The next one is 'Chee Cheong Fun' (not the Hong Kong style with the soya sauce) but this one is served with sweet sauce and shrimp sauce. Those not familiar with shrimp sauce may not like it but it suits me very well. :)

Lor Bak
Chee Cheong Fun
Another entree worth mentioning is the 'Fried Tofu'. They were deeply fried and crispy, served with fresh sliced cucumbers with sweet and sour chilli sauce. 

Fried Tofu
Well, next to the mains! We ordered a few variety and they include the 'Nasi Lemak', 'Wat Tan Hor aka Char Hor Fun', 'Mee Goreng' and lastly the 'Char Koay Teow'. The overall winner for us was the char koay teow and mee goreng. CKT is my must have everytime I visit ToP. It was our first time trying the mee goreng and it is certainly pretty close to the ones back home.

Char Koay Teow

Mee Goreng
The nasi lemak with chicken curry was all right and the hor fun was pretty good, with the hor fun having the 'wok hei'. Overall, we really enjoyed our time in ToP and I will have to bring Mr to this place one day!

Nasi Lemak
Wat Tan Hor
Taste of Penang Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato