Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kung Hei Fat Choy

As well as being Australia Day tomorrow, it is also Chinese New Year.  And if you wish to celebrate the wonderful multi-cultural country we are, open to new experiences and celebrating diversity, perhaps instead of eating lamb (which I can't do anyway, I'm allergic) you could go for a Chinese meal somewhere.

On Friday night, I went with a group of fabulous friends to Ben's Chinese-Vietnamese Restaurant at Woolloongabba.  All this weekend they are having special celebrations for Chinese New Year, with a special banquet for $39.95, lion dancing, fire crackers and lucky door prizes, as well as their usual karaoke.  I normally hate karaoke, but I got a few laughs out of Friday night's efforts.


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Ben's is a favourite restaurant of mine in Brisbane, the food is absolutely exquisite there.  Their salt and pepper squid is like no other - soft and tender, super fresh with a delicate seasoning that just compliments the squid perfectly.  They didn't have it on the banquet on Friday night, but they had salt and pepper quail instead, which was seasoned with almost the same thing.  Divine.

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I have to say I've never had a bad meal there, and I've been there a lot.  The service is always prompt and friendly, the food as I mentioned, divine and the prices are reasonable.

One of the great things about Friday  night for us was that we won the lucky door prize at our table.  A $40 gift voucher for the restaurant and a bottle of champers.   What I really liked was the lovely presentation of the gift voucher, in this lucky envelope.

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3 comments:

Katagal Kapers said...

Cool I was there Saturday evening with Lynne Musgrove, Tanya Kimber and assorted other Musgrove family members and acquaintances! You missed a visual and aural treat with my rousing rendition of New York New York done by yours truly & Musgrove (who talked me into it stone motherless sober I might add too) complete with high kicks and arm movements!

Sleepydumpling said...

I think I'm glad I didn't see it, particularly as I really can't stand karaoke!

I managed to keep Robbie D from getting up there, but not from molesting a waiter.

It's a great restaurant, isn't it?

TribeRingers said...

Looks like a great night out, the colours are striking as well.