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Lunch Sized Adventures – Nha Hang Thanh Quyen

After watching the very excellent The Grand Budapest Hotel at Garden City, Anthony suggested on the spur of the moment that we head to Darra for some Vietnamese as we were over that side of town anyway. This presented a dilemma for me as my phone was just about out of power so there was… >> Read more

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Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Lunch Sized Adventures – Turning Japanese san

A pair of gyoza bars this time round. One in Fortitude Valley, the other in Bulimba. Gyoza are Japanese dumplings gently steamed then fried on one side so they have a nicely caramelised base. Sometimes that can be overcooked and chewy and other times they can be a little flaccid. Six gyoza is never going to… >> Read more

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Filed in: Brisbane, Product Review

Summer Ice Block Adventures – ‘Seussicals’

Happy New Year to all of my readers. TIFFIN is on the move very soon so make sure you have subscribed via email so I can take you with me to my new location. If you are in the TIFFIN Fan Club via Google, please also subscribe so I don’t lose you! Meanwhile…. In the… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Turning Japanese Again ni

If it doesn’t rain, it pours. I hadn’t eaten Japanese for the longest time and now here I am within the space of a few months with a new set of Japanese lunch sized adventures for under $10.Ichiban Yakitori‘If they ask you if you want extra chilli, say no’ were Justin’s tweeted words of advice… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – La Rotisserie

If it doesn’t rain, it pours! I wrote last week about new lunch spots opening up close by and here’s another.The drought in the wilderness officially ended last week when I went to lunch with Mel – only the second weekday lunch I have had with a friend in 2 years!  Gasworks Plaza opened a few… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Rising to the Occasion

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a Lunch Sized Adventure but of late, there’s been a proliferation of openings in the back streets of Newstead which has offered up some lunch time options.  There’s been lots of chatter about Chester St Bakery & Bar, run by the same clever people who own Limes Hotel… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Turning Japanese ichi

Usually, I bring my lunch from home or draw on my ‘supply cupboard’ at work.  I do this for a couple of reasons including: simple economics – lunches from home are cheaper; quality – I can be certain about the ingredients; geography – there’s not many options down this end of town.  A variety of… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Steamed

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Lunch Sized Adventure due mainly to the geographic remoteness of where I now work.  It’s over 500m to the nearest Grill’d don’t you know?  Anyway, I’ve been in the CBD this week as I’m on Jury Duty so I have had time to fit in a quick… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – OuterSpace Espresso

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a lunch sized adventure as there are slim pickings down my end of town.  If you look hard enough though, there are a few hidden gems.  Tucked away behind a fence in the courtyard of a former church is OuterSpace.  There’s a small area inside with stools… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Guzman Y Gomez

On the spur of the moment, a group of us decided to go for a quick lunch to Guzman Y Gomez Mexican Taqueria at Emporium in Fortitude Valley.  I work just across the way and had been itching to go upon the strong recommendation of fellow tweep @foodbling.  Like the swag of Mexichains popping up… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Mecca Bah

Christmas was coming, most people had already headed off on holidays so the three Amigos decided on an impromptu lunch at Mecca Bah.  It had been a dozen years or more since I had visited but somewhere in the back of my mind, a little voice was saying ‘There’s a reason you haven’t been back’. … >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Harry’s Place

*** THIS VENUE HAS NOW CLOSED *** I bring my lunch to work most days but there are the days when lack of time, groceries or energy conspire against me.  When this happens, I fall back on an old favourite – ‘Harry’s Place’ or just plain ‘Harry’s’ to those in the know.  Situated in Rowes… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures @ Extract Espresso

It’s been a very busy week so far.  Between visits to the vet, my computer giving up the ghost and tendering my resignation with my employer of 21 years, I haven’t had much spare time.  None the less, when I crossed paths in the Halls of Power with an interstate colleague, I had to make… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Little Saigon Grill

*** THIS VENUE HAS NOW CLOSED *** One of the things that I missed most when we were travelling in Europe were Asian flavours.  After only 2 months in Birmingham, I was so desperate that we hunted out the very small Chinatown for some smoky Char Kway Teow and Salt & Pepper Calamari.  In Berlin… >> Read more

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Lunch Sized Adventures – Taro’s Ramen & Cafe

I’ve decided to start a new ‘theme’ of post, based on TIFFIN’S lunch time adventures.  Here’s the first one.I spend most of my lunch breaks sitting at my desk, working my way through an endless pile of emails and something I’ve brought from home.  Occasionally though, I get to throw off the shackles and one… >> Read more

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