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Published March 19th 2014
Riverside dining in Kangaroo Point
This modern Asian restaurant is situated in the Dockside precinct of Kangaroo Point, right next to the canal that flows into the Brisbane River. It offers pleasant views of the many yachts moored along the waterway, and makes for a laid-back dining experience.
The menu is eclectic, fun, and varied. It spans curries, soups, dim-sums, and stir-fry's from all over Asia. The sizzling Mongolian beef lives up to its name. It's brought out on a sputtering, hot plate, and once the fumes subside, the beef still manages to warm your taste buds. The Penang curry is packed with just the right amount of sweetness, mild heat, and fragrant kaffir lime leaves. The chicken Pad Thai is a surprise. It doesn't have the same slightly sweet after-taste as most other places. Instead, it's salty, and spicy, which counters the overall sweetness that Asian dishes can sometimes leave you with. The mains are primarily priced between $18 to $20, with appetizers starting at $8.
The restaurant is a welcome addition to the area which is host to a multitude of apartments. The food is fresh, fast, tasty, and the service is prompt and friendly. Another plus is that it's a BYO establishment (wine only). For the people who live in this area, this affords the luxury of strolling down to the restaurant, with a bottle (or two) of wine, and an evening well spent dining al fresco, or indoors.