Hakataya Noodle Shop – Market Square

The new kid on the block at Market Square is Hakataya Noodle Shop. For those who are familiar with the area, there is already a Hakataya Noodle shop across the road at Sunnybank Plaza. This place is crazy busy. Just look out for long queue or a big “sorry we sold out” sign, and you’ll … Continue reading

La Provence

La Provence is a suburbia gem hidden in a quiet corner of Coorparoo. Despite the isolated location, this place has been fully packed almost every time we’ve visited. The owners are traditional French and bring a sense of authenticity to the dining experience, complemented by a friendly team of wait-staff.  In a strange twist of fate I found myself … Continue reading

Red Lotus

Without a doubt, the Valley a.k.a. Chinatown contains a vast treasure trove of Oriental Cuisine. In the midst of the countless Asian restaurants, Red Lotus presents itself as an up-market Vietnamese/Chinese Restaurant. Its modern, romantic and relaxed atmosphere distinguishes it from the other Vietnamese restaurants across the road that are seemingly casual and older-looking. The waiter … Continue reading

Menya Mappen Noodle Bar

Earlier this year, Mexican taquerias hit the city with eateries like Guzman Y Gomez and the Burrito Bar. Now, the latest craze is on Japanese noodle shops. There are 2 noodle shops located just outside Sunnybank Plaza: Hakataya Noodle Shop and Menya Mappen Noodle Bar. They are almost impossible to miss if you are in … Continue reading