Sunnybank Market Square – Asian food lovers' dream
Many of you will be regulars at Fortitude Valley's Chinatown, and foodies will already be in love with the many Asian restaurants along the mall. However, if you're after a bit of a change, then head to Sunnybank Market Square. If you know of the place, but are yet to be convinced that it is worth the trip, rest assured – it is. Very popular with the locals, Market Square boasts an array of stores and restaurants offering specialty Asian food products, quality produce and meats, and some very cheap eats.
The Yuen's market is larger than most and well stocked, and also features a fresh fish market. The seafood is good quality and the prices are extremely competitive. There is also a fresh produce store a few stores down, and a butcher that readily stocks cuts of meat that you might have trouble finding at the supermarket (rabbit, duck, pig trotters, tripe, etc). It's a good place to do your weekly shopping.
The major drawcard of Market Square, and the entire Sunnybank area for that matter, is the restaurants. Perennial favourite Little Singapore Restaurant offers a great seafood combination chow mein, and the Vietnamese style fish hot pot at Pho Hung is excellent.
As you'd expect, many of the shop windows are lined with roast ducks and slabs of char siu BBQ pork. If this is what you're in the mood for, then Burlington BBQ Restaurant is a good choice, or Little Hong Kong. The latter is certainly good value and offers meat platters featuring two ($17.80), three ($23.80) or four ($26.80) varieties of meats.
Sunnybank Market Square sits at the intersection of Mains Road and McCullough Street. If you don't want to drive, there are plenty of buses that will drop you nearby (if you live far away you may have to plan ahead. If you do plan on driving, there is parking onsite, however be warned that at mealtimes the parking spaces dry up fast.
parking space is not appropriately design for public motorist access in and out of the parking area. Causing nuisance and embrasement, due to pick up truck and van blocking the public motorist to access.
By Anonymous Tuesday, 16th of August @ 04:06 pm
Dont go, there is a terrible parking situation at Market Square!
By raecl - reader Monday, 30th of September @ 09:09 pm
Food ..not that great!
By voodo - reader Friday, 13th of June @ 07:01 am
It's a parking nightmare. Not sure why the lots are made so narrow that one can't even get out of the car once parked. It must be an Asian thing to maximise space thingy to be able to have more shoppers. To make matters worst, it's an embarrassment to see my fellow ex-country men bring their disgusting behaviour over congregating at this one centralised spot. It was one of the reasons I left and decided to make Australia my home and country and don't need a reminder of the past. Food ... I can cook better.
By kavin - reader Thursday, 11th of September @ 10:53 pm