Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunnybank Oriental @ Sunnybank, Brisbane

If you are reading this and you were in Brisbane yesterday, you and I would have felt the sudden change in warm weather; welcoming Spring which is exactly a whole cycle since I landed in Australia. 

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. 

Address and contact details:

Sunnybank Oriental on Urbanspoon

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? 


Sean said...

i used to mishear the name 'wat dan hor' as 'wan tan hor' ... sofor many years, i thought it meant wantan soup :D

Michelle Chin said...

wow, the portions are pretty huge!

Baby Sumo said...

The wat dan hor's gravy looks great.. very eggy.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babysumo: i wonder what i will do without wat dan hor haha.

mchin: its was big, furthermore it was a late lunch/snack which was just way too much for me!

sean: haha thats a good one!

Vili Smith said...
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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

vili: hope u try it soon!

babe_kl said...

i love the look of this wat dan hor cos it has perfectly done egg ribbons, yum

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babekl: yeah theres actually egg in it vs sometimes a thick starchy sauce..

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