• The SO visited Chi Mc several times through work and has been consistently impressed, so I had to try them for myself.

    Chi Mc Chicken & Beer

    The SO visited Chi Mc several times through work and has been consistently impressed, so I had to try them for myself.

  • I went through a bit of a phase with Petrichor & Co, and visited them for breakfast almost every week for awhile. They ticked a lot of boxes for me and they might for you too.

    Petrichor & Co

    I went through a bit of a phase with Petrichor & Co, and visited them for breakfast almost every week for awhile. They ticked a lot of boxes for me and they might for you too.

  • There are numerous reviews on Elixir Coffee HQ, so I decided we should have breakfast there enroute to some errands […]

    Breakfast at Elixir Coffee HQ in Stafford

    There are numerous reviews on Elixir Coffee HQ, so I decided we should have breakfast there enroute to some errands […]

  • Smoked Paprika is not in our usual neck of the woods, which was precisely why we took a little drive to check it out for a late weekend breakfast.

    Smoked Paprika

    Smoked Paprika is not in our usual neck of the woods, which was precisely why we took a little drive to check it out for a late weekend breakfast.

  • If Low Road Café were a person, I would say it is that kooky Auntie who wears loud prints, swears like a sailor and probably drinks too early in the day, but is a tonne of fun and the most interesting person at any party.

    Breakfast at the Low Road Café

    If Low Road Café were a person, I would say it is that kooky Auntie who wears loud prints, swears like a sailor and probably drinks too early in the day, but is a tonne of fun and the most interesting person at any party.

  • After a long first day at the Problogger Conference, the SO decided we should try The Avenue on the Gold Coast, which was across the street from the Hilton hotel. Who was I to deny the man a decent dinner?

    [Gold Coast] The Avenue

    After a long first day at the Problogger Conference, the SO decided we should try The Avenue on the Gold Coast, which was across the street from the Hilton hotel. Who was I to deny the man a decent dinner?

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Chi Mc Chicken & Beer

Brisbane saw an explosion of Korean chicken in the dining scene, and everyone wanted to name the absolutely best ones. Nene Chicken in the city was touted as one of the best, but Chi Mc‘s name was always whispered close behind. The SO visited Chi Mc several times through work and has been consistently impressed, so I had to try them for myself.

Chi MC

Chi MC interior seating

The Venue

We dropped into Chi Mc over the Christmas break. Much of the city’s workers must have been away for the holiday season, so it was quiet and we had our pick of seats. The SO assured me that they are normally quite busy, and recommended arriving before lunch hour or well after it to secure a good seat. With our Brisbane summer heat, you’ll appreciate their abundance of indoor seating with air-conditioning.

 

The Service

Menus were provided as soon as we sat down. Orders were made and paid for at the counter.

We were only one of two occupied tables, so our meals arrived super quick. I would’ve expected nothing less.

 

The Food

Chi Mc has a massive menu. Besides Korean fried chicken (bone-in and boneless, of course), they also offer Korean pancakes (four options starting from AUD$14), salads (seven options), chips (seven options), burgers (seven options) and hot pot (seven options). They really have a thing for seven, don’t they?

And if you have a vegetarian friend or two, the vegetarian items are clearly marked with a carrot icon. And there are plenty of them.

On top of that, their $10 lunch specials are offered Monday to Friday. The SO and I picked boneless soy chicken mayo and Boneless Sweet Chilli Chicken Mayo lunch specials. The only difference between the two were the sauces. The chicken coating was crisp and hot, with a generous dressing of their respective sauces. The salad were a couple of salad leaves, which were not well dressed. Nonetheless, it was an inexpensive way to grab a quick hot meal.

So there’s really something for everyone.

Chi MC $10 lunch menu specials

$10 lunch menu specials

Chi MC's any half chicken with any drink or Korean beer offer

Chi MC - Boneless soy chicken mayo with rice and mixed salad. AUD$10

Boneless soy chicken mayo. AUD$10

Chi MC - Boneless Sweet Chilli Chicken Mayo. AUD$10

Boneless Sweet Chilli Chicken Mayo. AUD$10

Chi Mc Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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What are you up to this weekend?

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This week has had some amazing highs and exhausting lows in our household. Little Mister and I caught up with friend Lilian and son Jay for a morning at the South Bank parklands, and the boys had a blast! The water was a touch cold, but it was sweet relief from our hot summer days in Brisbane.

Unfortunately Little Mister picked up a bug: a runny nose, phlegmy cough, crusty eyes and a slight fever. He’s been a real trooper and thank goodness for modern day medicine, we’ve been able to manage all the symptoms.

So this weekend might be a quiet one… perhaps spent in the air-conditioning at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre?

 

RSPCA Pop Up Adoption

Our Mister adores animals and we would love to include a furry family member to the clan in the future. If you are looking for a furkid and have some room for cuddlesRSPCA Pop Up Adoption will be back again at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this Saturday.

The RSPCA will be bringing in hundreds of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens from across their Queensland centres for you to meet, fall in love with and adopt. You won’t need to swipe right. *wink*

 

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane

Bibliophiles, rejoice! It’s the first Lifeline Bookfest of 2017!

It kicks off this Saturday 14 January till Thursday 26 January at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fundraising event supports the 24 hour Lifeline 13 11 14 crisis line and entry is free, so any purchase you make will be going to a good cause.

Come on, I dare you not to walk away with a trolley full of treasures!

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What are you up to this weekend?

whatareyouuptothisweekend

 

The New Year has come and gone, so welcome to 2017!!!

This week is short and has flown by so quickly.  Hopefully you are still not suffering the ill-effects from your New Year shenanigans, and your first week of 2017 is setting the tone for some awesome-ness ahead.

The weather in Brisbane has shown both summer extremes – stinking hot humid vampire-killin’ sunshine and apocalyptic rain storms. It has been tricky keeping our active Mister engaged indoors, so if you are hunting for ideas this weekend, here are a couple of suggestions.

In the meantime, stay hydrated and safe, everyone!

 

Day out with Thomas

The Workshops Rail Museum are running their Day Out with Thomas exhibit till Thursday January 26, 2017. If you have a child who is a Thomas & Friends fanatic, this would be a great day out for them. They have a number of activity stations, larger than life exhibits, and of course story time and performance with The Fat Controller.

Thomas Day Out

Here is an adults-at-kids-prices promo code: THOMAS17FUN.

Tickets must be purchased online and it won’t be locked to any specific date during the exhibition.

Hadron Collider

Indulge your inner geek and step into the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator – the Hadron Collider exhibition at the Queensland Museum. The SO is dying to see this one!

You have plenty of time to visit as it is open now till April 25, 2017, but the Queensland Museum is also running a Hadron Collider… After Dark on Friday February 3, 2017.

 

The markets return!

Have you missed the markets over the holiday season? A number of them will be back on this weekend, so grab your shopping bags and baskets to load up on some Christmas season bargains.

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Petrichor & Co

I went through a bit of a phase with Petrichor & Co, and visited them for breakfast almost every week for awhile. They ticked a lot of boxes for me and they might for you too.

Petrichor & Co

Petrichor & Co - breakfast spread with turmeric latte

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Hosting our first family Christmas

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Christmas does not get called the ‘silly season’ for nothing. The jingles pound your ears from every direction, shoppers swarm malls and carparks, and the air practically hums with the stress of the perfect Christmas card, gift, tree, decorations, work drinks/party and family gathering.

We celebrated Christmas in Singapore last year, but usually spend it at the in-laws’. I had a moment of madness and offered to host Christmas lunch at our new home this year. And everyone accepted!

I have only hosted three parties in my life: once for my 30th birthday (a disaster as I spent most of the time in the kitchen cooking for everyone), once for the SO’s 30th birthday (a cruise that included everything and I just paid for it) and once for Bubby’s first birthday (a simple pancake breakfast at the park).

Those occasions helped with hosting our first family Christmas, and I’d like to share them as tips on how to not go crazy during the silly season.

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