Thursday, November 11, 2010

Little Taipei Food Court @ Sunnybank, Brisbane


If i asked you to guess where this food court could be located at, i doubt many would answer somewhere in the middle of Australia (with the only big clue that i am blogging from Australia). Walking inside to the Little Taipei Food Court crowded with Asians reminds me of the dinner i had in Tung Po Kitchen at a Hong Kong market or the breakfast in Taipei, but it definitely did not remind me of my eating out experiences in Australia so far. Specialising in Taiwanese food, if the food is good, who cares?

The food looked tempting after eating nights of simple dishes of meat and vegetables. To see pork leg and minced meat with rice was like a dream come true. However, the experience was somehow like being in a mirage, everything was served luke warm and there weren't much flavour and whats hash browns doing in a taiwanese bento?


This definitely did not look like a Three Cup Chicken, a taiwanese dish that comes with a nice sticky sauce littered with basil leaves. Instead we got a bland braised chicken which even i would sulk if given the dish.


My friend who bought us here had his regular order that came in a sizzling plate. Named a "Kid's meal", no wonder the Australians are only growing bigger, how can a kid stomach a 110gm steak, a mountain of pasta and an egg too? 

The traditional taiwanese fried chicken pieces was more like battered frozen chicken. Sounds disgusting but actually quite enjoyable to eat.

If you were to ask me, i don't think this is the place to eat, even if there was a perpetual crowd flowing in. Meals that start from AUD 8-9, it is cheap but not dirt cheap or maybe we were just unlucky and ordered all the wrong items.


Just opposite Maru (the address is 9 Lewina St, Sunnybank QLD 4109)

Its a rather dingy entrance and you have to walk up a flight or two of stairs.

Verdict: A poor 2 stars out of 5 stars. Seriously don't bother unless stepping into a food court that reminds you of a Hong Kong market or an old shopping centre food court in Malaysia appeals to you. 


By the way, what do you think of the pictures? Its taken with the new iPhone 4! Not as enticing as the DSLR, which i have left at home for my home cooked food but still pretty decent right?


Michelle Chin said...

Seriously? Iphone 4? The pictures are really nice! It doesn't come with flash, does it?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: yeap! internal flash but those pictures i didnt use the flash.

Sean said...

Ya, I think I would have guessed cheras from the first pic :D but yeah, your iPhone pics are way better than my Sony p-&-s pics!

J said...

Kid's meal?? LOL

Life for Beginners said...

Looks like a different sorta Taipei produced these meals... LOL

But yay for being able to get just about everything in Australia! :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: yeah man!! it shud b aussie boleh!

j: yeap..a huge kid.

sean: cheras quite a good guess too. yeah im surprised at the quality of the pictures too.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Pics look good! I wouldn't believe it was taken with an iPhone 4 either. ;)

I think that "Kid's meal" would feed me just right. And I'm greedier than the average human being. =P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: haha just enough for u? i think it might b just enough for me too!

HairyBerry said...

Dude, your homecooked creations are fantastic. Given time, you'll never want to eat out again! :)

iphone 4 takes better pics than 3gs for sure. Heck, even 3g is better than 3gs...grrrrr.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hairyberry: wah how bad is the 3gs??

eiling lim said...

wow your iphone 4 takes great pictures and seriously i would have never thought this place is in Australia! lol

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eiling: yeah the iphone is quite the handy gadget now to bring out!

CUMI & CIKI said...

what? lukewarm food? pooooor thang u. hmm, i will definitely not ask u to take me here for chow;P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: dun worry, i got better restaurants than this!