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Republic Coffee Traders

Republic Coffee Traders, Woolloongabba
Republic Coffee Traders seem to be one of the few cafes that open on a public holiday. As mom is super keen to visit a cafe before they fly back to Penang, I took them there and RCT blended well among the industrial shops or company in that area. Street parking was plenty that day.
They have an all-day menu and I certainly had a difficult time deciding what to have for breakfast! Everything just seems so interesting and attractive. Anyhow, the word 'crusted egg' caught my attention and I could not steer away from it. Mom and grandma shared the omelette with pulled duck.
But first off, a cup of latte for grandma and cappuccino for mom while I had the chai latte. Grandma is certainly keeping herself updated with the current trend of drinking coffee and not having her usual 'kopi-o' aka black coffee that she usually get from the hawker stores back in Penang. 

Soon after, our meals arrived and they were beautifully presented. The crusted…

Golden Lane

Golden Lane, Sunnybank
Looks like there is a new yum cha restaurant in Brisbane! Golden Lane just opened last Sunday and currently offer 10% discount for the first week. Together with the in-laws, we visited this busy restaurant yesterday. We had to wait for about 15-20 minutes before our table is ready. The tableware is all new, with dipping sauces (chilli oil, vinegar, soy sauce) on the side. However, I did note that the tablecloth is a little dirty...
Anyhow, straight to their menu! They offer some yum cha selection, together with congee, noodles, rice noodles and stir-fry dishes; or if you are keen, you can select dishes from their BIG colourful printed menu. As for us, we ordered from their paper menu and handed it over to the waitstaff. Do not be surprised if the waitstaff start using their mobile phone while working... From my observation, they were taking our order through a mobile app.  :)

Some of our meals came by quickly and after some reminder, our steamed yum cha meals start…

Cafe O-Mai

Cafe O-Mai, Annerley
Grandma and mom came over to visit me a couple of months ago! It was certainly nice to have them here and have popo's homecooked food. It was then my time to treat them to some local food, and that day, popo craved for some noodle soup. I took them to Cafe O-Mai for lunch and ordered pho for popo.
Firstly, we tried their fresh pork and prawn spring rolls, followed by some crispy roast pork. I have tried their roast pork banh mi in the past, and their roasted pork was just so moreish that should not be missed. Therefore, I ordered some for us to try. Yum!

The chicken pho was served in a rather large serving and luckily we ordered two main meals to share between three of us. Popo seemed to enjoy the chicken pho with its generous servings of shredded chicken breast.

On the other hand, I ordered the 'com ga nuong' aka chargrilled lemongrass chicken served with fresh salad and rice. The grilled chicken was extremely tender and flavourful!

Cafe O-Mai has been one…

Fourthchild Cafe and Restaurant

Fourthchild Cafe and Restaurant, Ipswich
Mr has finally completed his work in Ipswich! Prior to starting there, we made a day trip to Ipswich to check out his workplace and the town area. It is certainly pretty quiet on a Saturday and that means street parking is quite plentiful. Knowing that we will be exploring Ipswich, I have included Fourthchild Cafe as one of our destination to try.
Fourthchild is pretty spacious, nicely decorated with its darkly coloured painted interiors. Service is prompt and friendly. We had one of their beef sandwiches and we enjoyed it. The bread was toasted to perfection, with plentiful of beef slices. 

Besides that, we tried one of their breakfast menu with scrambled eggs, hash, toasted bread  and bacon. It was simple and nice. Fourthchild is quite a lovely place to visit and luckily we did. I was very tempted to try one of their cakes or desserts on offer, but the Mr said 'no' as I had to watch my diet/sugar intake...After brunch, we walked around t…