Monday, November 29, 2010

Landmark @ Sunnybank Plaza, Brisbane

After not having dim sum for a while, it seemed like a telepathic move from my friend to suggest dim sum on our weekly breakfast session instead of poached eggs and lattes.


Who could say no especially when you have a craving?


The Dim Sum culture appears to be slightly different from Melbourne. Whilst you won't see many dim sum places in Melbourne CBD opening before 12pm, Landmark open its doors at 10am and with a queue before that.

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It would be quite hard to not find it in Sunnybank Plaza.
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Since we were here earlier, i found this VIP list rather amusing. Thankfully no Chinese had their pictures taken, if not i would have been ashamed. Have you ever left a restaurant without paying the bill?


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The Squid doesn't come with Salt and Pepper and instead comes in a more sinful manner; salted egg yolk. Nevertheless, if you can only order one fried item, it should be this.
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The system is a mix of self service and trolley pushing. The steamed dim sum is situated in a corner of the restaurant and you pile them on your tray DIY style while some of the other fried dishes and the miscellaneous like the cheong fun are carted around for you to look at and take. Apart from the usual fare of Har Gow and Siu Mai, you get beef tendons and tripes too, stuffed eggplant and other forms of dumplings with different fillings. Coming in a big group is probably the only way to try everything.

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The Polo Bun had the crunchy sweet top and a custard filling too. If only it can be a staple breakfast diet, life would be perfect, along with many other things of course.

If you were wondering, if that was it, the question is no but the camera was sitting snuggly in the bag as dumplings can only look so different. Overall an enjoyable meal of "yum cha" as we call it in Australia and the best part of eating with a huge group, the bill was AUD 16 per pax. With a basket ranging from AUD 3-6, it could easily be AUD 25 per pax if the Wife and I had gone.

Address and contact details:

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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Although not the finest i have had, this still serves its purpose of satisfying a dim sum craving. I understand as far as Brisbane goes, this is one of the best around.

13 comments:

Michelle Chin said...

Is this the most popular dim sum place in Brisbane?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: apparently so, still dunno enough yet.

J said...

Salted egg + Squid, deep fried -> Yum. My favourite combination. :) :)

PureGlutton said...

Are those Ozzie-sized portions? The squid & beef tripe looked delish!

Life for Beginners said...

Oh gosh! I thought only 7Eleven's have such "VIP Guest" lists... :P

Sean said...

yikes, so all those ppl in the photos were caught on hidden camera while escaping the place? but maybe they had asked for the bill but it took too long to arrive and they gave up :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: well who knows? haha..

kennymah: looks like its not just 7-11 here!

pureglutton: i suppose so! im used to it already.

j: what more can u ask for rite?

thule a.k.a leo said...

can't really ask or expect too much when you are not REALLY in Chinese predominant country :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: u havent been to this side of town in the last few years, the chinese have invaded australia! you wont believe u are in australia in sunnybank.

eiling lim said...

wow the prices are crazy if you convert them. The portion looks very big. I would prefer the dainty small little dim sum from HK.

CUMI & CIKI said...

JOE! i really hope u r working out. the portions are getting bigger.. so your stomach???

fatboybakes said...

if you ever bump into a eugene lee, or claire kong, ask them if are friends of mine. (unrelated to your post)

nice to see chink food conquering the world. hiduplah makanan cinak.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: well i hope there is only 1 eugene lee or claire kong lying around in brisbane! haha yes chink food rules..

ciki: haha i have been swimming..and walking to work..thats about it.

eiling: can'tconvert mah, like that i convert my meagre salary to RM, i m also rich!