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Little Greek Taverna Brisbane – casual BYO restaurant at West End

Little Greek Taverna Brisbane is a casual Greek restaurant in the West End suburb. From a distance it reminded us of zi char restaurants in Singapore. The packed tables in the small indoor, non-airconditioned space spills out onto the roadside pavement. The no-frills, good food and low price attitude at Little Greek Taverna is similar to that at the better zi char restaurants in Singapore.


Little Greek Taverna Brisbane
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Harajuku Gyoza Brisbane – A$5 Wings & Beer

Harajuku Gyoza Brisbane is another affordable casual restaurant that we tried when we were in Queensland, Australia earlier this year. Discovering a nice Japanese restaurant in Brisbane would have made us want to try it. The happy hour offer of wings & beer for $5 sealed the deal for us.


Harajuku Gyoza Brisbane - A$5 Wings & Beer Review
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Singapore Restaurant in Brisbane City, Australia

We saw this Singapore restaurant in Brisbane City, Australia when we were there earlier this year (before the virus became very serious and the big lockdown). We had stopped to try some hawker favourites at the Singapore & Co Kitchen in Albert Street, Brisbane.


Singapore Restaurant in Brisbane City, Australia
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Tokisushi Honten Osaka (ときすし本店) affordable sushi place in Namba

Tokisushi Honten Osaka ときすし本店 is the kind of sushi restaurant that makes Japan such an attractive place to visit. We stumbled upon this small shop in the old part of Osaka near the Takashimaya Namba store. The shopfront is plastered with a lot of information in Japanese (which we cannot read). Fortunately there were some pictures of sushi which were enough to make us stop to check it out.


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Okonomiyaki Mizuno at Dotonburi Osaka (お好み焼 美津の)

We had intended to try the famous Okonomiyaki Mizuno (お好み焼 美津の) when we were in Osaka, Japan in a previous trip, but were thwarted by long queues. Our trip in winter this year (Jan 2020) was a different story. We are not sure if it was the cold weather or the off-peak timing but there was no queue to get into the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the crowded Osaka Dotonburi area this time.


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FC & Dining Table Steak Flower – little steak restaurant near the Kyoto Imperial Palace

We came across the FC & Dining Table Steak Flower shop and restaurant in Kyoto by accident. We were looking for a restaurant near the Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所, Kyōto Goshoto) to have a quick lunch before going to the palace itself.


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