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HOT: CJ’s Pasta, Centro on James II, Shop 7, 31 James St, Fortitude Valley

CJ's Pasta James Street Fortitude Valley

One of RM’s favourite food discoveries in BNE is CJ’s Pasta, the fresh pasta purveyors located at Centro on James. I’m not exaggerating, every time we visit Brisbane he starts agitating about having their pasta for dinner, specifically their specialty ravioli.

On our most recent visit, we tried the grilled prawn with chilli jam and shallot ravioli ($28/kg) with the Thai yellow curry, corn and pumpkin sauce ($10). This produced four generous serves of perfectly crinkled pasta parcels encasing a solidly packed filling of tender prawn meat – you won’t find your shirt front squirted with pasta water when you bite into these babies. The chunky coconut cream-based sauce continued the fusion flavour theme, and for those who like heat it benefits from a bit of freshly chopped chilli.

CJ’s Pasta is not the cheapest fresh pasta around, but it’s about as far removed from the flacid  Latino Fresh as apples are to zebras. I think it’s well worth the extra money to pay for such quality.

    CJ’s Pasta, Centro on James II, Shop 7, 31 James St, Fortitude Valley +61 7 3257 3321
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