Get wokked! Brisbane’s best stir fry | Gourmand and Gourmet

Get wokked! Brisbane’s best stir fry

  • Food & Booze
A staple of time-poor home cooks and health nuts alike, stir fry is the easy, go-to option for a mid-week dinner, with a healthy kick of veggies in a tasty sauce. So naturally, the only way stir fry could be easier is if someone else makes it for you. Enter our list of Brisbane’s best stir fry restaurants dishing the delicious classic that is the humble stir fry. Dumpling Republic | Wintergarden CBD They might be all about dumplings in name, but that’s not all Dumpling Republic are experts at, they do a mean stir fry too. You’ll want to take some friends so you can try both the Singaporean chicken in black pepper sauce and the wok fried shredded duck with noodles. Plus a few dumplings on the side, of course. Chop Chop Chang’s | West End Discover your inner Asian in the heart of West End with Chop Chop Chang’s range of hawker style stir fries from the wok stall. Kick start your culinary journey with a stir fried beef with Thai basil, plenty of chilli and a fried egg. Add even more spice with the stir fried Szechuan eggplant with ginger, black bean, tofu puffs and mermaid’s tresses. Madame Wu | Brisbane CBD With a menu all about sharing, you can sample a selection of stir fry options including stir fried crab with Chinese celery and oyster sauce, tea-salted duck with mushrooms and black vinegar, or the Bangalow pork with padron peppers and sacha sauce. brisbanesbeststirfry Peng You China Kitchen and Bar | Newstead You’ll need a few dishes to share so why not start with the pork mince, chilli and Sichuan peppers? Then move on to a side of Hawkers’ shredded duck and egg noodle stir fry, or Hong Kong rice noodles with chicken, bean sprouts and shallots. All of this can be washed down with one of Peng You’s own wines, beers, or ciders, brewed locally in Queensland. Citron | Wilston Head north to Citron for Asian at its modern and fancy best, prepared by chef Mark Newman and overseen by his restaurant partner, Robert Foley, formerly of Piccolo Restaurant. The stir fry of fried silken tofu, grilled eggplant, asian herbs and crispy noodle is just one of the mouth-watering mains available. Sing Sing | West End 25 years in the business means not only does Sing Sing know what they’re doing when it comes to feeding the masses but they practically have a cult following (all of whom were devo and now have to travel cross city after the restaurant moved from Annerley). Dine in or takeaway, their design-your-own stir fries are deserving of the fan club. Choose your sauce, choose your meat, pair it with the combination fried rice and tuck in. Get up, get out and wok on in for a spicy mid-week feed! Words by Emily Neil Image credit: Simply Scratch