I'm currently in Brisbane for a two-day conference. It has been great catching up with old friends and making new ones, and last night I skipped the formal conference dinner to meet up with my buddy Liana. She recommended we eat at Junk in Southbank, and it didn't disappoint!
The food is described as having 'several Asian influences including Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Chinese' and Junk was the perfect venue for a casual, colourful and delicious gossipy catch-up. Liana is a vegetarian and I'm more omnivorous so we shared some things but not others. We started with lotus chips and spicy edamame, then had crispy pork belly (with a kaffir lime and dark palm sugar caramel, laksa, green papaya and cashew nut salad) and salt and pepper tofu (with wakame, pickled ginger, yuzu avocado and soy dressing) for the main meals. It was all fabulous.
Junk is at Shops 11 and 12, Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane and they also have branches in Maroochydore and Toowoomba.