After much encouragement from Kitty, some regular readers and friends, I have decided to let Juiced Pixels live a bit longer.
I thought I would resurrect it by writing about our current places we regularly eat. Our criteria is pretty straightforward: fresh, reasonably priced simple yet tasty food with no fuss.
1) Makanan Indonesia @ West End: a authentic Indonesian restaurant located in the strip of restaurants in Hardgrave Road. I love the Satay Set, and Kitty loves the Nasi Goreng and Fish pieces.
2) My Thai Kitchen in Milton: this is the more casual sister outlet of the popular My Thai Restaurant. Fast, fresh Thai food with excellent flavours. We usually get takeaway as they only have a few tables with paper plates.
3) Guzman Y Gomez in the Valley: it’s become our Sunday afternoon tradition to go to GYG in the Emporium for fresh tasting Mexican food. I usually have a steak burrito, Junior Pixels has a ‘little guy burrito’ of his own, and Kitty usually has a vegetarian Nachos. Yum!
4) Swamp Dog @ South Brisbane: just down the road recently opened a new fish n chips store with a difference. They only sell sustainably sourced seafood, and offer free homemade lemonade. We usually go for whatever fish is fresh and tasty, with an Asian salad.
5) Brown Dog Cafe @ The Gabba: Not where you’d expect to find a great breakfast, but we often frequent here on weekends for brekkie. Despite being located directly opposite a brothel, it’s a great little place for scrambled eggs on toast and tea. Kitty loves the pineapple and mint frappes.
We went to see The Breakestra at the hi-fi in West End last Saturday night. We saw them play in November 2006, and this time was just as good. The venue was a lot cooler than last time, but it wasn’t very full, perhaps a quarter capacity. One of the highlights was seeing DJ J-Rocc do a warm-up set. He dropped a nice variety of hip hop with nice short kuts.
I ventured out last night, sans Kitty, for the first time since junior pixels arrived. I really wanted to see Cornerstone Roots & Salmonella Dub who were playing at the Hifi in West End, Brisbane.
The show was quite good. It was far from a sold-out show (about quarter capacity), probably due to the expensive $50 ticket price. Cornerstone Roots were great, especially the vocals, and Salmonella Dub were also good, but I was let down by the lack of vocals since their departure of Tiki Taane. Oh well. Still a good night out, good to see some live music.
We still love going to Oliver and Co. at South Brisbane (Melbourne St: SW1 complex) for pizza. They open every day for lunch and Tuesday-Sat for dinner. The pizzas are still great, although there’s more choice now and they’re homemade and still $10 each.
I took a photo of the menu for reference:
At least once a week I order the Bún Bò Huế (Spicy Beef Noodle Soup) from Viet Hoah Restaurant in West End, Brisbane. It has to be my all time favourite soup, words can’t describe the mix of flavours contained. I like it much more than Phở which seems to be more popular here in Australia. Bún Bò Huế contains round rice noodles whereas Phở usually has flat rice noodles.
Viet Hoah charge less than nine bucks for it, which is incredible considering it always fills me up for lunch or dinner. I can’t think of a better way to spend the cash.