Chokh Di BBQ Pop-Up

Chokh Di BBQ Pop-Up

Nothing I love more than meeting people with passion and an idea, see that idea through. Too often these days we come across people who have promising ideas, but disappointingly it stays just that, an idea. Not these guys though - their idea was executed and, was far from disappointing.

The idea. Bring the taste of a Chiang Rai humble street-side stall’s charcoal roasted chicken, green papaya salad, rice & hot sauce to Brisbane. Chokh Di (sounds like, chook ‘dee). The team behind the Chokh Di - Dan Finn and partner Indiarna Tanglao. Takes courage, determination and sweat to bring the idea to life - well done guys!

The pop-up served charcoal BBQ chicken and 14 hour braised beef brisket with Leo lek beers, ‘17 Latta Pinot Gris, ‘16 Unico Zelo ‘esoterico’ and ‘17 Good Intentions Wine Co ‘relatively red’. It left me wanting more and can’t wait for what’s next.

Check them out, trust me their instagram page makes you want to delete yours and start again @chokhdi_

Fleet Restaurant

Fleet Restaurant

I have so much respect for everything that Astrid, Josh and Rob have done and continue to do. Josh's kitchen pick every time for me, and Astrid and Rob's wine/drink recommendations are always on point. Everything is taken care of when I go to Fleet, and I don't have to worry about a thing. Small restaurant (space), big, big heart!

Yum Cha/xiao long bao

Yum Cha/xiao long bao

Something different from my normal posts and I realise there are at least 3 other "where to get yum cha" or "the best yum cha" articles. This is my personal preference post, because like pho and pad thai its very much personal preference! Where do I go for fresh and delicious Siu Mai (or Shumai) and xiao long bao. It's a short list.