QWeekend May 3, 2014. Top Ten QLD Restaurants


She's often told it's a dream job being a restaurant reviewer, but Lizzie Loel works hard to pick her ten favourites, in no particular order between Noosa, Brisbane and Burleigh.


Curiously, this small shopfront in Brisbane's west still bears the retro sign of the Chinese takeaway it was in the 1950s.  Inside, dramatic red and vlack walls, traditional wooden furnishings, fresh pots of citrus, cut-glass soy bottles, oriental lamps and colourful parasols all create a warm, exotic ambience.  The Sichuan Province is known for its bold, impactful flavours, all well represented in Bang Bang's appealing line-up of dishes.  Mapo doufu, minced pork and wok sautéed bean curd is mouth-wateringly spicy, as are the kung boa prawns with chilli, sautéed green capsicum and spicy peanuts. This BYO and licensed haunt is the perfect place to bring a group, and chilli levels range from mild to "through-the-roof".

Monday is Peking Duck Day and at $10 a serve (until sold out) represents great value on what is often an overpriced dish.

Dumpling and Street BBQ Tuesdays are also popular.

8 Wongabel St, Kenmore, ph 3378 8389


Renata Roberts