Brisbane’s Ultimate Asian Eats Bucket List

By Andrew Yap
4th Nov 2016

best asian restaurants Brisbane

Do you know anyone that doesn’t love Asian food? From spicy curries, to warming soups, pan fried dumplings to crazy-good rice dishes; Asian food is as varied as it is delicious, and Brisbane restaurants deliver the goods in abundance!

Whether you're craving a dish that reminds you of home, or that fab holiday you took way back when, our ultimate Asian bucket list eats will have you covered.

Who said you can’t get good Asian food in Brisbane? Not us!

Here is Brisbane’s ultimate Asian eats bucket list, your dinner for the next 50 days!

  1. Southside Bistro’s sizzling matcha and white choc brownie. Amazing!
  2. The mixed sashimi plate at Sake.
  3. The nasi goreng istimewa at Jakarta Indonesian Restaurant.
  4. Sonder’s matcha parfaits.
  5. Miel Container’s bulgogi is a must-try.
  6. Some say the banh mi thit is the best in town at Scott Road Deli.
  7. Delicious fried chicken aside, Nene Chicken does a mean green tea or black sesame soft serve.
  8. An Italian and Korean lovechild, Falalalah’s rib and soy pasta is heavenly.
  9. If you’re in to bingsoo, eat it at Surabing.
  10. The duck curry and pad see ew at Longtime.
  11. Sakuraya’s taro milk tea. The pulp pushes it to top spot!
  12. Tucked away in little Taipei, Ya Hoo’s char kwey teow is worth hunting out.
  13. New Shanghai’s shepherd's purse in chilli oil, peanut and sesame sauce will blow your minds!
  14. Grab the ontama bukkake udon at Udon-Ya Tokoton.
  15. Motto Motto’s seared salmon and avocado is next level.
  16. Kadoya’s katsu curry. That sauce… mmm!
  17. A bowl of agedashi tofu is life giving at Noritor.
  18. Any bao at Bao Down Now!
  19. Madtongsan has the best soon doo bu jji gae.
  20. We’re convinced Momo chicken and beer’s soy fried chicken is our spirit food.
  21. Seoul Bistro’s honey wasabi fried chicken is one of a kind.
  22. The lavender milk hot pot at Cafe 7/8 is warmth for the soul.
  23. Grab a serving of honey bread and filtered coffee at Cafe S152.
  24. Bonsai Botanika’s matcha cake and iced chocolate is a total foodgasm.
  25. You can’t go past Taro's Ramen’s signature tonkotsu.
  26. Genkotsu Ramen’s soft shell crab ramen. Drool!
  27. Nonbei serves traditional pork neck straight off the BBQ! A gem of a find.
  28. Tuck in to the duck laksa at Satay Noodle House.
  29. Kingsfood’s #5, #80 and a side of #202. Just do it.
  30. The papaya salad freshly pounded at Thai Blue 2.
  31. Coffee Anthology’s matcha tea waffle is just, wow.
  32. Do breakfast Asian-style with Mizu’s breakfast bento box.
  33. Grab a huge piece of original large fried chicken from Hotstar Chicken.
  34. Order Papparich’s Hainan toasted bread with butter and kaya, pappa chicken rice with steamed chicken and a milo dinosaur!
  35. Little Singapore does a mean dry curry noodle with chicken and BBQ pork.
  36. Phat Elephant’s spicy fried rice with chicken & sweet basil.
  37. The crying tiger is at Soi 9 Thai.
  38. Go pan-Asia at Chop Chop Chang’s and grab a larb Isaan.
  39. Craving deep fried squid? Fry Chicken Master does some of the best.
  40. The pan fried pork and chinese cabbage dumplings at Fat Dumpling should be a dietary staple.
  41. Bird’s Nest does ridiculously good yakitori.
  42. Kinn Thai’s pumpkin stir fried is oh so good.
  43. Get your sizzle on with the ziggle spicy rice cake at Maru.
  44. You have to try Pappa Roti’s coffee bun. You have to.
  45. The grilled coconut beef ribs at Rogue Spice.
  46. Say hello to Coco Mango’s halo halo and pancit canton.
  47. The green tea crème brulee at Sweet Treats.
  48. The yellow shirt prawns are sensational at Banana Leaf.
  49. Roti Place’s Malaysian kam heong crab is a standout for seafood lovers.
  50. Go the nikumaki at Nikumaki Honpo, for peak feasting feels.

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie 

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