2015, what a year! From the Doughnut craze to obese burgers, the Brisbane Food scene has evolved leaps and bounds over the year. Here is a recap of our favourite dishes in 2015 (in no particular order).
- Doughnut Time – Love At First Bite
The name says it all, a doughnut filled with an excess of Nutella. It was love at first bite. I literally have a solid relationship going with these doughnuts; most memorable moment of this romance was shamelessly sitting outside Doughnut Time one afternoon eating a six pack by myself.
- Chur Burger – Pulled Pork Burger ($12
This has been our go-to burger through out 2015. Between the two of us, we have probably ordered over 50 of these (that’s alot of pulled pork). Pulled pork, Chur BBQ sauce, red slaw, fennel mayo.
- Mighty Mighty – Sriracha Honey & Garlic, Toasted Ground Rice ($12)
The dish that I have consumed the most of in 2015. These wings are heaven. Crispy chicken wings with hot sriracha. Yes, they burn your mouth, but they are so damn good! I eat them once a week; the spice in my life.
- Mighty Mighty – Jalapeno Poppers ($12)
We have tried out a few variations of Jalapeno Poppers in Brisbane and Mighty Mighty is still our favourite.
- The Yiros Shop – Chips & Feta ($7.50)
2015 was the year I discovered the wonderful pairing of feta and chips, served with perfection by the Yiros Shop.
- The Yiros Shop – Pork Yiros ($9.80)
Traditional Yiros right here in Brisbane. A fresh pita with juicy pork, tomato, red onion, tzatziki, and chips (the added chips topped it off for me). Ask for their special sauce too, it takes the humble yiros to a whole new level.
- Bucci Brisbane – Capesante Primavera ($24)
Grilled Hervey Bay scallops dressed with Spring citrus & chilli. Every bite of these was heaven. The scallops melted in my mouth and worked a treat with the hit of chilli, perfectly cut through by citrus.
- Zepickle – Ze Chips ($12.50)
If I were stranded on an Island, and had a choice of food to live off, Ze Chips would be source of sustenance . Ipa beer cheeze sauce, maple smoked bacon & zp sauce on crispy fries. These are unlike anything I have had before. Definitely not your ordinary serving of fries.
- District 1 – Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon ($5)
The best $5 we have ever spent. These complete life. Crispy, sweet potato fries with added cinnamon.
- Miel Container – Korean BBQ Bulgogi Burger ($13)
One of the best burgers I have had this year. Marinated thin sliced beef, with mesclun, Spanish onion, tomato, cheese, soy sauce and bean paste mayo all on a brioche bun (They also have the best brioche buns in Brisbane).
- Piefection – Jack Daniels & BBQ Pork Pie ($6.50)
The pie to order from the king of pies (Matt Roman). Everything I ever dreamed of in a humble pie; Oh, and a rib on the top. What more could a gal ask for?
- I Heart Brownies – Classic Chocolate ($4)
$4 is a small price to pay for happiness if you ask me. 2015 was the year we officially labelled I Heart Brownies the best in Brisbane. No regrets there. That gooey centered goodness though.
- Sin Vida – Guacamole & Corn Chips ($11)
Okay so I know guac and corn chips aren’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of an outstanding dish! But seriously, those corn chips are the bomb! Yes, I just said that. The flavouring they add to them is amazing. Would recommend with cocktails.
- Sake Restaurant – Japanese Eggplant ($10)
This is for all Vegans out there. The best eggplant dish I have ever had; flavoursome and buttery. If a carnivore like myself, could salivate over this dish, then you know it was amazing.
- Les Bubbles – Bombe Alaska ($16.90)
Vanilla cake, coconut ice cream, mango sorbet & Italian meringue all in one grand dessert. Not only does it look amazing, it tastes just as good. I would recommend sharing it between 2 people though.
- Les Bubbles – Steak Frites ($29.90)
They do one dish, and they do it so damn well! Their steak is perfection; every bite melted in my mouth. And bottomless fries are always a good choice, always.
- Zeus Street Greek – Chocolate Loukoumades ($9.0)
Them balls though mmm. Greek hazelnut chocolate drizzle doughnuts with crushed walnuts. The doughnuts are light and fluffy and the chocolate is creamy, enough said.
- LONgTIME Restaurant – Duck Curry $31
Red curry of shredded BBQ duck with lychee and Thai basil. Not only was this the best curry I have had in 2015, it was the best curry I have had period… Filled with fragrant flavours, and crunchy pieces of duck skin, there was nothing to fault.
- Sparrow Eating House – Coral Trout Ceviche with Salted Caramel Popcorn ($16)
It’s not a combination that you see everyday, but it works. One of those unexpected dishes which wowed us.
Author: Aliyah Ravat