Monday, December 13, 2010

JJ Jackson @ Edward Street, Brisbane

I don't know about you all but time has flown too fast for my comfort. It seemed like not too long ago that i had just packed my bags and left Malaysia for Melbourne. The time in Melbourne is nothing but a blurry haze now. Fast forward to Brisbane, if not for the bank account, i wouldn't have realised that i have already been in Brisbane for 2 months and that it has slowly grown to be our new place to live. 10 more days and the office closes for a 2 plus week break, not to mention by then summer would welcome us with the hot sun and warm weather.


In terms of food hunting, the Brisbane CBD doesn't have too much to offer in terms of food at first sight but look closely and you will find a gem or two here and there.


JJ Jackson sits on Edward Street and from the decor, you probably would have thought they serve westernised asian food for the locals from their casual cafe decor. Look past the menu and into the food, you actually got yourself some very decent korean dishes.


Not exactly the most authentic dish to order but the temptation of fried prawns got me into ordering their version of a bento. It does include a decent bulgogi though.


The Bibimbap is authentic enough and comes with the hot bowl (for an extra dollar). Satisfying carbohydrates don't come any better than this. 

Our second visit saw us ordering their Jap Chae and their stir fry squid with chili paste and both were very good options too.

Prices are slightly above one would pay for a Japanese curry chicken from Hanaichi (thats AUD6.50, i believe ) but you should be able to get yourself a meal between AUD 12-16 here.

Address and contact details:

Jj Jackson on Urbanspoon

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. A good lunch place if you wanted to eat Korean but it does cost slightly a bit more than your usual sushi rolls and sandwiches. 


Michelle Chin said...

Is there a Korean town in the city or something? Just curious. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: not in the city but there are a few korean restaurants and marts here n there and quite a fair bit in this place called sunnybank, which is basically asian town.

CUMI & CIKI said...

looks delish! i want some! btw, how many food bloggers hv u bumped into so far?? many? or few?

iamthewitch said...

Good call for adding that dollar for the hot bowl! Bibimbap is never the same without the hot bowl!! :)

J said...

From the interior and the name, I would never have guessed that they serve Asian food, let alone Korean... :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: yeah def not korean..

iamthewitch: yeah i know..but very good biz mind obviously.

c&c: not alot here i think, in the community there are probably 10 or so i have read online and none face to face!

AugustDiners said...

u've been giving a lot of 3.5/5 lately, i wished there is a 5/5 somewhere :D

Mm.. how do u find brisbane comparatively with melbourne?

Melbourne food scene is better right? right? admit it. haha

Bangsar-bAbE said...

From the looks of it, portions were pretty generous compared to Korean food in KL...

eiling lim said...

the bibimbap looks good. quite different from the ones we had in malaysia.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eiling: diff meh? looks like the same after u mix it all up!

bbabe: well generally australian portions are huge.

augustdiners: haha well i had a very good dinner, blog about that later. well its easier to find better food in melbourne, i will give you that.