10 must eat dishes in the city’s tastiest precinct | The Gourmand & Gourmet

10 must eat dishes in the city’s tastiest precinct

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Riverbar + Kitchen | Blackened crispy chicken wings
If you can nab yourself a designated driver, Riverbar’s blackened crispy chicken wings with plenty of chipotle mayo for dipping are the perfect match for a jug of lychee mojitos, but if you do have to drive, their house made seasonal cordials are just as refreshing.
Sake | Popcorn shrimp tempura
Ask any one in town what to eat at Sake and they’ll tell you – you have to have the popcorn shrimp. There’s plenty more incredible (and slightly fancier) dishes on the menu, but this one’s a must have.
Pony Dining | 12 hour braised lamb shoulder
You might just not want to share this tender slow cooked lamb, but if you grab a side of Wagyu fat potatoes and wood fired cauliflower, there’s no way you’ll finish it on your own.
Mr & Mrs Gs | Pork belly bao
Ok, we definitely suggest a designated driver for this spot – those pork belly baos are just begging to be downed with an ice cold beer.
Fratelli Famous | Meat Inferno pizza
You could make your own pizza at this famous spot – or you could let the masters do all the work and choose the toppings for you. After all, they really know what they’re doing and this combo of spicy salami, Italian sausage, mozzarella and parmesan proves it!
Aria | Lamb
The season’s lamb dish at Aria is one with a difference – and that difference is lamb bacon. Just as good as the original, it’s paired with roast lamb rack, sweetbreads, peas and buttermilk for a treat yo’self meal you.
Il Centro | Sand crab lasagna
Practically a Brisbane icon, this Italian spot dishes up a tender, cheesy sand crab lasagna that will just about have you asking for seconds.
Cha Cha Char | Wagyu sausages
Sure you could have a steak, but Cha Cha Char’s signature snags are our pick, complete with Wagyu bacon and crushed new potatoes.
Madame Wu | Moreton Bay bug dumplings
They’ll only be one dish of your 17 dish feast at Madame Wu (at least), but they’ll certainly be the one you remember the most. Well, that and the beef cheeks. And the chicken ribs. Ok, all of it.
Navala Churrascaria | Cinnamon pineapple
No matter how much you eat of Navala’s all you can eat Brazilian BBQ, make sure you save room for the grilled cinnamon pineapple. Yes, even if you eat thirds of the garlic rump and fourths of the pork ribs. Don’t forget to pre-book your parking spot with Wilson Parking – get your discount parking code here! Words by Ranyhyn Akui