Asian hotspots in Brisbane City
Brisbane City is home to a plethora of Asian cuisine throughout its streets and arcades. From dumpling and teppanyaki connoisseurs, to Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese eateries, The City has it all!
Asian fusion - Madame Wu, Eagle Street Pier
Once you sink your teeth into the Moreton Bay Bug-stuffed dumplings, we guarantee this Asian-fusion restaurant will be one you never forget. Madame Wu is definitely one to write home about with its tantalising menu and incredibly stellar view on the outdoor terrace.
At New Shanghai, enjoy the complete dining experience – from the rich assortment of modern classical Shanghai-style cuisine to the decadent Shanghai-inspired interiors. The menu offers a vibrant array of tasty Shanghai-style soups, noodles, rice and vegetable dishes, as well as sensational dumplings – cooked using an ancient family recipe passed down from generation to generation. New Shanghai also has a takeaway eatery New Shanghai Express in The Myer Centre foodcourt.
Dumplings – Steamed, Turbot St
Located on Turbot St, the dumplings at Steamed are patiently stuffed and pleated in the steamy kitchen out back. They come in three types; Harbin - pork and chive; Donggu - chicken with various spices that "lack English names"; Zen - a balanced portion of shitake mushroom, seasoned tofu and Chinese cabbage, as well as Pork Clouds - wonderfully light and fluffy pork buns.
Japanese - Sake, Eagle Street Pier
Saké serves up contemporary Japanese fare including undeniably fresh sashimi, new-style sushi and must-try signature dishes including hiramasa kingfish with soy dressing, nori crisps with tuna and kingfish, popcorn shrimp tempura with creamy, spicy sauce and glacier 51 toothfish with miso butter. Japanese culture is all about precision, organisation and respect. This is certainly true of the food produced at renowned restaurant Sake where each dish is sculpted into a tiny work of art – intricately perfect in its display and taste.
Rumoured to be Brisbane's best Korean, Madtongsan II serves up famous soups, stir fry options, or hot pots with complimentary sides of kimchi, sweet potato and pasta salad. Get in early as the place can fill up quickly with regulars wanting the bibimbabs (rice bowl topped with meat and vegetables) and Korean pancakes.
Malaysian - PappaRich, Wintergarden
Located up the escalator on level 1 of Wintergarden, Papparich serves up authentic Malaysian delights. While dining in the relaxed eatery, you can choose from a large variety of meat, vegetarian and seafood options, including favourites such as Roti Canai, traditional Hainan bread with Kaya and butter, Satay, Nasi Lemak, Fried Kuey Teow, Curry Laksa, Asam Laksa, Chicken Rice and Crispy egg noodles.
Taro's philosophy is to deliver the safest and the most delicious bowl of ramen in Australia. That's a big call but they do deliver. Taro trusts his sense and taste more than anything when it comes to selecting ingredients, so only natural ingredients are selected, ensuring the ramens contain no MSG or preservatives.
Little Saigon Grill serves up modern Vietnamese dishes inspired by the alluring and nostalgic Vietnamese street food hawkers using quality sustainable ingredients with no MSG, artificial additives or preservatives, and every meal is made fresh to order. Find Vietnamese classics on the menu including an extensive range of Pho, Bánh mì, vermicelli noodle salads, pork skewers, sizzling crispy crepes, Hanoi chicken rice and crispy skin chicken.
Enjoy a modern twist on traditional Singaporean and Malaysian style cuisines when you venture into this laneway gem. Starting as a small retsaurant in Sunnybank, Little Singapore now has three locations across Brisbane, continuing to serve their customers with the authentic and delicious dishes we've all come to know and love. Stop in for lunch and tuck into the restaurant's specialty's including fried vermicelli and shredded duck vermicelli soup.
Ask who does the best sushi in the CBD and there is a good chance someone will say Kotobuki. Every roll is made fresh to order, and the Lion King is what dreams are made of – cucumber, avo and crab rolled up with fresh salmon on top, dressed with cheese and mayo, then blow torched to perfection. By night the kitchen adds white charcoal grilled yakitori skewers to the mix.
Teppanyaki - Kabuki, Stamford Plaza
Teppanyaki is a style of cooking in which the chef prepares prime cuts of beef, chicken and seafood together with fresh seasonable vegetables in front you and cooks by grilling on a large steel hotplate. Located in the Stamford Plaza, Kabuki’s master chefs will amaze you with their skill as they slice, dice, juggle, and entertain. Bring along a group of friends for a unique culinary and cultural experience – just watch out for the flying food!
Thai - Phat Elephant, Post Office Square
Dishes straight from the streets of Thailand can be found in the CBD, who knew! Be warned, the menu is extensive so you may have trouble choosing, but with dishes including duck red curry, crispy whole fish and braised beef noodle soup, you'll be hurrying back for more.
Vietnamese - Fat Noodle, Treasury Casino & Hotel
Award-winning celebrity chef Luke Nguyen's cooks up a storm within the doors of the Treasury Casino & Hotel in his restaurant, Fat Noodle. The 100-seater restaurant serves pan-Asian hawker-style food, including Nguyen’s signature Vietnamese as well as Chinese, Thai and Malaysian.
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