Showing posts from October, 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. I…

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.

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 verysimilar 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 sauc…