Sunday, August 21, 2011


R.I.P 29 Dec 2010 to 20 Aug 2011
In Loving Memory of our lil' pet son Scrubs who joined us in our eating adventures.
You are sorely missed!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Marine World Seafood Cafe

Mr food hunter was craving for good seafood on his birthday and a quick check on Urbanspoon saw Marine World on the no. 2 spot. Reviews from others were excellent and we decided to make a day going about the East side of Brisbane.


After a show at the Balmoral cineplex, we headed to Willes for a simple lunch. It was hectic busy, the queue was snaking long, staff were frantically trying to tie in the orders and even a nicely dressed lady boss (we presume?) came out to help clear tables.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Comfort at My Table

A revisit to Comfort at my Table and Miss Food Hunter never fails to order a pot of their Soy Chai Tea. Its a must for Chai tea lovers and best shared between 2. This time around i had the pleasure of sharing the pot with my Mum who has now found a new love for spiced tea.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Songbirds Restaurant

Last Saturday, we booked into Songbirds for lunch and what a pleasant afternoon we all had. We enjoyed a slow lunch amongst luscious greenery and tuned into the sounds of nature in tranquil surroundings.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sake Restaurant & Bar

Amabuki Daiginjo- Probably the easiest Sake to drink for Miss FH

Miss food hunter together with her parents were looking for traditional japanese fare but unforuntately, Ajimi was closed on a wednesday night and Miss food hunter thought to detour to the closest @ Eagle street. Though Sake offers more contemporary Jap, we were all really glad we tried!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sourced Grocer

Sourced Grocer is the perfect place to be when one's looking to stock up on some gourmet deli treats and to enjoy a simple quality breakfast with a good cuppa within a seconds reach. As the cafe only has one communal table and a few window seatings, it is not recommended for large groups. Weekends can get really busy and probably best to just takeaway!

Sprout Cafe

Toasted Ciabatta and Trio of Dips...Lovely!

Yum Yum Yum is all i'd wish to say for starters on  this post on Sprout Cafe! Family came down to Brissy for a week long holiday and so the food hunters were treated to a series of 'good eating' in the past week. Sprout Cafe has lovely soft wooden furnishings, dim lighting and the layout so simplistic that the whole dining experience felt casual and somewhat communal. 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday night @ The Gabba

Rymill sparkling Chard Pinot & Te Whare Ra Sauv blanc to kick start the night !!

We weren't technically at The Gabba but rather near it...We decided on dinner at The Crosstown Eating House as it has indeed been a very long time since our last visit. On our first visit, Crosstown hasn't had the Uptown lounge bar yet on the 2nd floor and so we were excited to see what the new bar may be like....Things have changed a get your menus, cutlery, salt & pepper etc. on the table all ready for you.

Monday, July 25, 2011


We had such a pleasant mid-sunday afternoon yesterday.....
There is this tranquility being in Hawthorne and with the expansive park nearby, it felt wonderful to have a stroll around after our satisfying meal at Pompidou!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nest Cafe

This post was meant to be about 3 weeks back but it was in someway forgotten being caught up with other posts. Nest Cafe is part of a block of units and located down a very quiet lane away from heavy traffic. We were there on a weekday lunch and their main patrons were business people from around the area. It was past 2pm but there were many who came in for takeaways.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hellenic House

We were quite surprised upon entering the Hellenic House to see a vast hall where the greek community gather for conversations and their games of chest...or some other game perhaps... We suppose this is the original Greek Club? The interior is rather dim so we decided to sit outdoors right at a far end, after placing our orders at the counter.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Milk Ashgrove

This is our second visit to Milk and the first was at their Newmarket outlet which is much smaller in terms of seating capacity. And the reason for why we enjoy Milk, is for their signature Milkshakes that are truly frothy and comes in a tall metal cup.

La Vosh Patisserie

Miss food hunter was craving bagels and decided to visit La Vosh as was recommended on another food blog. Can't say that we are good judges of bagels as Mr food hunter hadn't had one before and Miss food hunter's closest bagel binge in Singapore was either frozen or the Blueberry ones from Starbucks. This was several years back too!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Aria Brisbane

Complimentary Amuse bouche Mushroom Veloute
We had a small gathering of 4 gd'ole friends at Aria for lunch today and boy was it a delightful experience! It is a weekday and we must say that Aria is doing very well, service was busy and we suppose the Lunch Course Specials are indeed attractive deals!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Ponycat Cafe

What a great addition to the cafe/ restaurant scene along Brunswick street! Au Cirque is probably the only prominent breakfast brunch place along this stretch and we can see that the Ponycat is fast becoming a strong contender! We arrrived slightly before 12noon on a windy saturday and service was busy busy but thankfully, a friendly waitress came to us and told us we could have the high table indoor soon as she cleared it and that she'd take our orders.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day out @ GC & Burleigh Brew Co.

We planned for a weekend out at Gold Coast as we booked in for a tour at the Burleigh Brewery. We revisited one of our favourite Japanese restaurant- Yuuga at Surfer's for an early lunch before the tour. We like Yuuga for the variety in their bento lunch sets, their reasonable prices, friendly service, restaurant atmosphere and but of course, quality of food.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Mr and Miss food hunter have been to Vapiano a long long time ago when it first opened in brissie.  We left quite happy at the time but havent been back in a while.

June Markets & Festivals

Le Bon Choix & their delectable pastries

We have been having fun-filled weekends since three weeks back as there's always something to look forward to....There was the Zilmere Cultural Festival, Ascot Street Party in conjunction with the Eagle Farm Markets and recently, Home Festival held next door to the Pineapple Hotel.  

Soul Bistro

We would have liked to have taken at least a shot of this very simple eatery nestled at a corner of Milton Centro, but lunch was a little bit of a rush as we had an appointment to make after. The first time we tasted Chef Terry Leung's creations was way back in June 2006/7 as there was a X'mas promo on at their food & Soul restaurant at Auchenflower. We have been wanting to try his new venture- Soul Bistro for some time now and finally we've made it here....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse

The Fam headed to Kingsleys to celebrate the 30th birthday of Mr food hunter's brother. It was a celebratory occasion and the view & ambience of Kingsleys gave it that extra special touch! It wasn't over the top fine dining and was ideal for Mr food hunter's little nephew. He even received a kids colour pack on arrival.

Monday, June 27, 2011


It has been sometime since we last visited Campos for a meal and we were delighted when our good ole' friend called us up for lunch at Campos. We've dined at Campos a couple of times now both breakfast & lunch and we never left disappointed but this time around, it turned out rather differently.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Archive Beer Boutique Take 2

Archive's Schnitzle is really popular amongst the diners and we see why...THE SCHINITZ comprises of a large, moist, tender chicken breast deep-fried to perfection and served with creamy, chunky mushroom sauce and crispy thick-cut beer battered chips. It really is a very hearty dish...Burrrrrp!

Friday, June 24, 2011

PourBoy Espresso

Last friday, we decided that we would head into the city for lunch after reading so much on PourBoy Espresso. The cafe is smaller and rather plain looking than orginally thought, but we suppose that's alright as PourBoy primarily services the busy working office crowds...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fundies & Sassafras Reload

We find ourselves constantly around Paddington lately since our last visit to Anouk. Hmmmm...we think its because of all the meat Mr food hunter has had and so the cravings of gourmet salads led us here. So call this post an update of what's on offer if you wish ; )
From Fundies: Forgotten to take a snapshot of their bowl of Chai...its a must on a warm day! Look back here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lee House Korean BBQ

It was Mr food hunter's brother's 25th birthday and so, we decided to try Lee House as Korean bbq was his pick. We called up earlier to make reservations for a table of 7 and apparently, they don't accept reservations and neither are they BYO. Since it was a mid-week dinner, we're probably fine anyway. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


We're sure that majority of foodies are familiar with Anouk at Paddington. Anouk is synonymous with most highly rated breakfast/ brunch places such as Au Cirque, Gunshop and Pearl Cafe. Last Sunday, we met up with our close friend for lunch and here is the latest's Anouk has to offer....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Chocolate Cottage Cafe

Front of Cafe
The Chocolate cottage cafe was recommended by a lady who works at the Toowoomba tourist info desk. She said that it was a lovely spot for coffee & cakes and commands good expansive views. And so, we headed to Highfields directly as it was just touching noon time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

GPO Cafe & Bar

After a day touring around Toowoomba, we entered the warmth of GPO for our dinner. The setting was simple, lightings were lovely and very cosy indeed, especially under the blaring flames of  a large hanging heater.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Genies Cafe

Genies Cafe is a convenient lunch stop for UQ staff and students when you are after something different outside the usual refec fare. Genies uses Lavazza beans and they do churn out a good cuppa almost every visit. Miss food hunter does a little takeaway detour whenever she walks from one faculty to another.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Ouzeri is probably one of the older restaurants in the West End precint and yes, we have walked passed it countless times and for some reason we've always turned elsewhere for Greek food. After dinner at Era's, we strolled pass Ouzeri and it was really busy. The aromas that wafted around and the colourful presentations we saw, were indicative of a visit soon and a couple days later, we returned for a weekday lunch.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fraiche Deli

We have been to Fraiche a fair few times now and we love it for her quiet suburban-ness and just fresh simplicity in their food. If we recall correctly, Merlo used to be served here but now it is Veneziano.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Guzman Y Gomez

After having a couple of snacks in between meals at Jan's Powerhouse last saturday, we decided to have a light lunch before we drove home. Truthfully, Mexican food is not one of our faves but we thought, since we were nearby that we should give Guzman Y Gomez a shot seeing as it was a casual fast-food type of joint.

Friday, June 3, 2011

China Beauty Restaurant

Wow! We will say it straight up that China Beauty Restaurant is a place we'd definitely return to. China Beauty doesn't seem like much at first glance, but the interior decor is a pleasant surprise as oppose to its exterior facade.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Morrison Hotel

The quest to sample some of Brisbanes' greatest steak houses continues with a trip to the Morrison Hotel.   The Morrison Hotel is quite easy to spot driving along the motorway heading in to the city although it can be a little tricky working out how to enter as you do need to use a bus lane.  The interior is fairly modern with seating indoors and out.  We were greeted at the door by a friendly waitress who provided us with our menus and a kids menu for my little nephew.

The Frisky Goat Espresso

After lunch at Sparrow & Finch and gelati at Gelatissimo we headed to the Frisky Goat for 2 warm cuppas before catching the Italian waiters' race. Frisky Goat really is a small coffee shop tucked at a corner of a office building (urban development & infrastructure) but the way the shop has been done up was unique; it was somewhat rustic & fun at the sametime! There are a few indoor high tables and stools and outdoor seatings.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sparrow & Finch

Yay! WE have finally made it down to Sparrow & Finch! Miss food hunter has noted quite a number of commendable cafes sprouting in and around the brisbane city area but they seem so far reaching as neither of us work in the city nor do these cafes operate over the weekend. Last friday, we had some business with the city council and we were excited to go downtown!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Era Bistro

Little Green Cafe

We've heard that the Little Green Cafe serves up a good cuppa and so in seek of a light lunch on a windy weekday, we thought this would be an ideal place to visit.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Olive

Miss food hunter spotted The Olive on Urbanspoon sometime over the period of the Brisbane flood recovery and has been really keen on visiting since Middle Eastern cuisine is one of her favourites. Finally, the day arrived when we stepped foot onto their newly refurbished restaurant. Miss food hunter has been patiently waiting for their doors to reopen....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Evo Espresso

Spotted Evo on sometime ago and since we were around the vicinity we thought we'd pop by after breakfast. Evo is a smallish cafe focusing primarily on coffee and light offerings such as banana bread types and sandwiches on their menu (none when we visited on a sunday though).