With the car thermometer showing 33 degrees, our whole house felt like an oven and we resorted to driving about, looking for a place to eat, preferably with air-con. Our drive yesterday lead us to Sunnybank, with half a mind to buy lotus root to cook soup. The original idea of having ramen at Sunnybank Plaza was dashed after seeing the queue of a dozen people.
Walking around and seeing a rather mouthwatering menu on display, we walked into Sunnybank Oriental. With quite a number of people inside, it had to be at least half decent. Indeed it was.
Although the menu probably had 50 or more items and we ordered two, i must say we were lucky to order two items that were satisfyingly enough.
The Wat Dan Hor is becoming quite a staple order when we eat in places that serves one. The love of eating hor fun in an egg based sauce started from the days of university where we frequently visited this place and ordered nothing but Wat Dan Hor. For those wondering what is Wat Dan Hor, it is usually called "Combination Noodles something or rather". While the version in Sunnybank Oriental is not the best, i will happily order this again.
When the claypot beef brisket arrived, I was in shock at the portion. For AUD 14.90, the claypot can easily feed two plus the bowl of rice that is filled to the brim. Full of flavour and not overly spiced, even the Wife who will usually shy away at the dish was picking into it happily.
Finishing off the meal with a huge glass of "yin yeong" or a glass of milk coffee and tea in one was a good choice.
After going back to Urbanspoon to look up on this place and reading comments like small portions and average food, I better be thanking my lucky stars that our meal was enormous and tasted above average in my books.
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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Asian cafe with a huge variety of rice and noodle dishes, not to mention again, huge portions that can you eat half and take away half for your next meal, what more can I ask for?