Food from the hills

13 11 2010

I wasn’t sure what to expect as the giant Buddha eyes peered out at me from across the street.  They watched as I made my way to the door, and seemed to hold their lingering stare as I stepped across the threshold into the warm embrace of the Tibetan Kitchen at Spring Hill.  Inside, the Tibetan Kitchen was abuzz with table-upon-table of diners, and my eyes darted from one corner of the room to the other in search of a familiar face.  Having been stood for a few minutes unable to find my group, I was now hopeful of having one of the service attendants come to my aid.  But they seemed run off their feet serving meals and clearing tables, and failed to catch my eye.  I decided to wait outside.

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A little bit of Italy in the heart of Brisbane

16 02 2010

I have to admit that when it comes to ‘fast food’, I’m not a great fan; of course there is a time and a place for the McDonalds and Hungry Jacks/Burger Kings of the world, but there is also something to be said for putting the stresses of life to one side and enjoying a meal in good company.  Even when time does not permit.  So it was with this in mind that I detoured from the chaos of the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane’s CBD to the newly opened Albert Lane and its chic Italian eatery, Vapiano.

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