Category Archives: Under $15
Tea Master — The Fortitude Valley
I never knew vegetarian and vegan food could be so delicious — the simulation crispy chicken nuggets were much more appetizing than Tea Master’s (vegetarian and vegan eatery) laminated menu pray told.
The reality of the matter is that I had only recently been introduced to such meat-free delights. After catering for my vegan friend’s dietary requirements at a party, I now understood how difficult procuring vegan food (and vegetarian to a lesser extent) was — for example, many vegans would prefer to avoid white sugar due to its use of animal products during processing. I used to cringe at the thought of having to find vegan friendly restaurant options.
For this reason, Tea Master was a blast of fresh air proving that there are an abundance of ways vegan food could be prepared and also disproving my, and common misconceptions, that veggie/vegan food was all bland. Tea Master has a distinct Asian persuasion (rather than than the Indian dishes available at the more other notable vegetarian eateries in the CBD) with plenty of menu items. I would have to say that this restaurant receives a resounding EXCELLENT in my books for taste, value and innovation.
Peony Asian Fusion
It’s not often that I venture out to have BOTH lunch and dinner out at (different) restaurants, and find myself disappointed at both meals. This was the case on Friday 02/11/12. I find this slightly upsetting considering that I used to consider Peony Asian Fusion as a safe and reputable establishment that I could readily recommend to friends and family. Having been there several times myself, I wonder what has happened in the last few months since I was last there. Admitedley, the entire experience wasn’t all bad, but it just annoying that my meal wasn’t too flash. Brisbane Bites had lunch on this particular occasion.
Usually, the prospect of associating with West End’s overwhelming hipster and hippie population is enough to steer me well clear of the admittedly decent restaurants the suburb has to offer. After our experiences at Siam Samrarn, perhaps a second chance is in order?…After all, we were pretty impressed with this Thai restaurant in West End shopping complex.
Nudo’s on Mary
Here at Brisbane Bites, we’ve been having a bit of a craving for Malaysian food… Especially after my recent expedition to the south-side Asian food-Mecca of Sunnybank. However, for many in Brisbane, Sunnybank isn’t the most accessible place, and having found ourselves in the Brisbane CBD for lunch, Nudo’s on Mary seemed like a well-worthy alternative.