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In a modest restaurant on Brunswick Street there lives a dragon. In one hand it wields a spoon of diced vegetables. In another a fork-impaled block of tofu. In yet another (dragons have many limbs), a bowl of noodles and peas.
‘Food for the weary traveller.’ So reads the chalkboard in the laneway leading to the oh-so-groovy Monk Bodhi Dharma. If we’re honest, there’s a weary traveller in each of us, so it’s hard to resist walking up that laneway into the concrete square where the Monk is located (next to the Safeway loading dock, to be precise).
Disco Beans. The two words conjure up images of Mexican jumping beans getting funky to their favourite mariachi band. Or maybe it’s a dance party for vegetarians? On Northcote’s ever-popular High Street, it’s actually a very cool and authentic Japanese cafe/bar/gallery space, the kind you’d find in any major Japanese city hiding in laneways or up several flights of stairs in what seem like residential buildings.
Brisbane sure loves its Chinatown. In fact, it loves its Chinatown so much that in 2009, then Lord Mayor (now Premier of Queensland) Campbell Newman ordered a sweeping $8 million renovation of the site after discovering the feng shui was all wrong. Lord knows why Newman didn’t just stick some well-placed mirrors and a turtle* in the middle of everything, but the renovations did ensure that Brisbane’s Chinatown was kept modern, authentic and renowned as one of the best of its kind in Australia.
Choi’s signature dishes include delicate Shanghai crab dumplings and garfish stuffed with seasonal vegetables and mushrooms, and an abundance of vegetarian options.