Cup wonton soup

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I came across a “cup wonton soup” down at the local woolworths. It’s was under two bucks, I was hungry, it was convenient for work.

You just open the packet and pour hot water over, but the contents were already soggy with broth.

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0/5 wontons – no wontons in sight here, just a messy mix of something….

2/5 broth – this would have been quite fine minus the wontons, the mushrooms were a good taste

Well I’d only recommend to buy this if your crazy about finding out new wontons like me, or if you’re bored!

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Pho Huang Gia – The Valley

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In wanted to go to the usual Vietnamese, but they were booked out.
So we decided to try the one a few doors down.

It wasn’t as busy and the food came fast, wonton soup of course!

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Wow the size of it was crazy! ( I did manage to finish it of course!)

4/5 service – quick and friendly

2/5 wontons – they were ok

3/5 broth – nice fresh broth

Not a bad place! Big portions, fast service. It’s a good alternative to the Vietnamese down the road if you ever can’t get in!

Yum cha Carindale Shopping centre

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Hi everybody! It’s been a while since I’ve last posted… I’ve been busy at Bootcamp getting fit and haven’t been eating many wontons!
But it was time this week for a wonton fix so a friend invited us to the yum cha at Carindale Westfield. (In the new area food court)

It wasn’t too bad!

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I was really happy that they had a small wonton soup on the yum cha menu!
Even happier once I tasted it and it was home made.

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Shanghai dumplings were ok, Just lacking a bit of juiciness.

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The BBQ pork buns were yummy – as they are everywhere.

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We didn’t really like the fried pork dumplings too much, the skin was too thick and dry, the filling was also dry.

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The steamed seafood dumplings were actually my favorite. They stayed together, we’re really tasted and the skin was light. Definitely order these!

3/5 service – friendly and efficient

3/5 waiting time- they were quick here, but when we wanted the bill, we were ignored

3/5 dumplings – I have had better!

4/5 wonton soup – next time ill be getting a big size!

This place isn’t bad, especially if you’ve just finished shopping and need a yum cha fix!
Otherwise I’d stick to good old Chinatown for yumcha!

Aldi frozen Yum Cha

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We do our weekly grocery shopping in Aldi. This week I decided to pick up a packet of frozen yum cha for our Sunday snack.
Sure was keen to see what we’ll get for $5!

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12 Spring Rolls
6 Dim Sims
4 Prawn Toasts
4 Money Bags

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It was actually quite yummy, considering its frozen and just under $5!
It filled me and boyfriend up.

2/5 – big enough and tasty enough for frozen food!

Chinahouse Yum Cha

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I’ve realized that I haven’t had one Yum Cha entry yet!! It is my favorite brunch in the world ( besides champagne)…

So after a concert and a few drinks this Saturday night I was well prepared for a Sunday yum cha session.

We randomly stumbled into Chinahouse Seafood restaurant in China Town.
It was packed and we somehow scored a small table next to the fishtanks.

The trolley was onto us in a minute and first up was pork and peanut dumplings and prawn dumplings….

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Yummmmmy! This and green tea was just the right thing for us today!

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We always get sticky rice with yum cha it just goes really well with everything and I love using it as a plate!

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Siu Mai – one of my all time favorites!

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And of course we can’t go without custard tarts and mango pancakes!

Love yum cha!!

3/5 service – weren’t the best waiters when we wanted extras

4/5 waiting time – had to wait a bit for sauce and water

5/5 dumplings – you just can’t go wrong at a place like this!!!

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Satay Ria – Cannon Hil

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I’ve always been keen to know what the Malaysian/ Chinese little restaurant is like in Cannon Hill Shopping centre. First because I love Malaysian food and second, it’s a tiny supermarket restaurant and I usually expect fatty, fast and below average food.
Satay Ria proved me wrong- great Nasi Lemak and chrispy chicken!

So we were having a lazy Saturday night and I was craving some wontons for a change ( and some deep fried anchovies), we decided to try this place.

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They only had a small wonton soup but that was all I needed.

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Plump housemade wontons- yes please!

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Well , instead of Choy Sum, I got two snowpeas. But it’s about the wontons, isn’t it! The broth was definatley home made, really nice. The pork on top was ok.
The wontons were home made but a bit dry and I just couldn’t find any crunchy chestnuts. They were alright as an entree, if I had this as a main meal, I would have wished for a bit more juiciness and taste.

2/5 Wontons – slightly too dry

4/5 broth – really fresh and tasty

5/5 service – friendly staff and it didn’t take too long to cook our dinner

5/5 price – cheap and yummy! What a great place for yummy authentic malaysian food.

What really made my evening though was the main – my all time favorite, Nasi Lemak.

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4/5 Nasi Lemak – yummy!

My new favorite place for Malaysian food!

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