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Limon a Turkish Delight

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Now that I really think about it, I have never really been adventurous with my food when it comes to dining out. Whenever we decide to eat out I always head for Italian, Asian and traditional Australian cuisine. Don’t get me wrong, I love the other cuisines, but find it particularly difficult to read the menu. Often my boss takes us out to a beautiful French restaurant seen here  (it’s her favourite cuisine) and understanding the menu is very difficult for me. Nevertheless I always love the meals, they always taste just divine. So in an attempt to be ‘more’ adventurous I tried Turkish and let’s just say I was impressed. Limon is located in Brisbane’s south-east suburb of Underwood and as I found, was a real hidden secret. The people were a lovely mix of Aussie and Turkish staff and chefs making it feel wonderfully comfortable. It also had a charming decor that matched very well. The light shades were gorgeous along with the art work, tablecloths and other unique and individual pieces. The menu was difficult, but I have now learnt to focus on the main items (meat and sauce) when ordering. The Moroccan Lamb with Cous Cous I ordered was delish and I left thinking why had I  never tried Turkish before. Restaurant one of project ‘be adventurous’ complete. Next up is Muooz, an African cuisine restaurant that my boss insists we try. Keep an eye out for the blog entry next week.

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Gyoza Heaven

If you love gyoza’s/dumplings (or even just like them a little bit) you will love Harajuku Gyoza. Unlike most restaurant trains that only target a certain demographic, whether it be age, class or social status, Harajuku Gyoza is one of those places that is classy, stylish, young and vibrant and family friendly.  Located in Fortitude Valley’s hot and happening Brunswick Street, Harajuku Gyoza has a great atmosphere and feels fun and happening, which suits it’s great location. They have every type of gyoza you can think of including deserts. There is nothing quite like the cherry ripe gyoza.  It’s a must! There’s no doubt that Harajuku should be on everyones “must try” list.

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{love the sign on the front door}

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{by 6pm the line up is out the door}

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{a must try is the cherry ripe and the nutella gyozas on the dessert menu}

Do it yourself dining

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I am the kind of girl who usually dines out because I’m feeling particularly lazy (or busy) and couldn’t be bothered to cook. Yes, there are those times when you dine out for a celebration or special occasion, but most of the time it’s because it’s easy and you don’t have to do the washing up. Yet I am also the kind of girl who is fussy with how my food is cooked. I can’t think of how many times I have wanted to order a classic meat dish but have decided on something else because I was just not sure they would cook it the way I like it. Enter, ‘do it yourself dining’  This week I experienced ‘do it yourself dining’ at its best when I visited Lee’s Korean BBQ. No cleaning up, no preparation, yet you cook your meal, at your table, along with everyone else in the restaurant. Dining at its best.

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{enjoy}