Cupcakes and @luke_nguyen Fat Noodle

Last night I flew to Brisbane to have an extended weekend with my daughters and parents.

Thursday was a pretty big food day and I just didn’t think about my weight.

Sweet Macedonian treats from a work mate #sweet #treats #yummy

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A work mate shared his Mum’s Macedonian sweet treats

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#lunch chips and gravy #dontjudgeme #yummy #coldanddry #coldcanberra

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For lunch about eight of us in the branch had chips and gravy. One of us even had a pie, chips and gravy (not me).

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I got to the Qantas club with about 30 minutes to spare

Just got given this in the lounge #lucky #sorbet #treat #QANTAS

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I was given the mango sorbet to try. It was pretty good.

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On board QF960. The 737-800 has been updated.

New screens #qantas

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I watched a movie during the flight

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#dinner Hot pie and mash #yummy

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I may not have had a pie with my chips and gravy but I did have one for dinner on the flight

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#dessert #dinner #yummy

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Dessert cake

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When I got to my parents’ place they were eating dinner and Mum gave me a small plate

#dinner number 2 Mum's Shepherd pie

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Shepherd’s pie

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Miss16 started making some cupcakes at about 9 pm because a friend of hers is having a birthday on Saturday so she wanted to make something to share with her on Friday.

Miss16's cupcakes for a school friend tomorrow.

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Some friends on Facebook, twitter and IG suggested I may have applied a Daddy tax. I didn’t do anything to discourage that notion but truth is Miss16 didn’t make enough to fill the baking tray.

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Miss16's cupcakes iced and made pretty for her school friend's birthday

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They look good don’t they? Vanilla cupcakes with passionfruit icing.

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We had an early start for the school run this morning

#breakfast peanut paste on toast #holiday #brisbane

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Peanut paste on toast with coffee

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One of the annoying things about Canberra (and in fairness Darwin) is the ban on plastic bags.

Yay plastic shopping bags #likebrisbane #lovequeensland #canberrabringbackplasticbags

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Today I was taking my parents in town by bus so I had to buy a go card

I now have a go card

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I promised Mum for Mother’s day I’d take her to the refurbished City Hall. Mum used to work as a volunteer at the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and spent a lot of time at City Hall.

Refurbished city hall #likebrisbane #brisbane

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I remember winning school prizes at school speech nights and being down there

I remember being down there for school speech nights #brisbane #BGS #likebrisbane

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Mum tells me she used to sing down there for her school choir

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City Hall now contains the Museum of Brisbane. It’s a really nice little museum. I’d happily go again and again. One of the features for now is the exhibit on World Expo 1988 Brisbane.

Remember World Expo 1988 #igersbrisbane #likebrisbane #brisbane

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Do you remember what you were doing in 1988? I was in medical school and we’d catch a train from Bowen Hills to the Mater Hospital and walk through Expo.

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I think it’s fantastic that Doug Anthony the deputy PM and leader of the National Party usurped Malcolm Fraser the PM of the day and supported Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen in the bid.

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The Light Fantastic

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After spending about an hour in the museum we walked over to the Treasury building to meet up with Miss18 and have lunch. Miss18 announced she’d got a job to help her get through her TAFE/QUT courses so we celebrated.

The casino

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The Treasury building

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In the Treasury Casino building is Luke Nguyen’s restaurant Fat Noodle

Chef Luke Nguyen's #brisbane place

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We waited near some stand up tables and read through the menu and I noticed the cloth napkins

Cloth napkins are #classy

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We could see into the kitchen too

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After being seated at a large table near a window we received a pot of Chinese tea

Great Chinese tea pot #lunch

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Dad asked for the Fat Pho Noodles

Dad is having Fat Pho Noodles #lunch

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His only concern was the large fillet of beef in the bowl which he would have preferred sliced.

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Miss18 had pork and prawn wonton

Miss18 is having prawn and pork wonton #lunch

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Not as good as Mum’s wonton of course

If you want to read about Mum’s wonton click here and here

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Mum and I both asked for the Singapore noodles

Mum and I are both enjoying Singapore Laksa #lunch #yummy

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This was spectacular

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The after lunch Belgian chocolate mint was delicious

After #lunch Belgian chocolate #menu

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Apparently this German sausage hut also serves big pork hocks on request

For @abefrellman #sausages

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All in all it’s been a good day.

Now to rate Luke’s restaurant. The meal was fantastic and I would recommend anyone visiting Brisbane to try it out.
The dunny was interesting. The pedestal was solid and sound. The urinal was an older stainless steel model with a sturdy grate. It was big enough for two well proportioned men to stand next to each other without inducing hesitancy. I like a good firm grate to stand on so there is less of a chance of urine spray on the floor. The hand basin was motion detector activated but a little shallow. The hand drying unit was a pseudo air blade. It was pretty pathetic. If you’re going to use an air dryer and try to imitate a Dyson Air Blade, just buy the Dyson. My dunny score is 3.5 out of 5.
The napkin score is pass. Cloth napkins always pass.

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Fat Noodle http://www.treasurybrisbane.com.au/Dining/Pages/Fat-Noodle-.aspx
Menu http://www.treasurybrisbane.com.au/Dining/Documents/FN%20Brisbane%20Menu%20web%20081212.pdf
Trip Advisor http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g255068-d3748303-Reviews-Fat_Noodle_Restaurant-Brisbane_Queensland.html
Google maps http://goo.gl/maps/R6hAE

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7 thoughts on “Cupcakes and @luke_nguyen Fat Noodle

  1. Great video of Miss 16s cupcakes. Your daughters seem so sweet from the way you describe them – very well adjusted and mature young ladies. I hope for the same for my girls, but I’m not optimistic! 😉 Can’t wait to visit fat noodle… it’s now on the list!

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