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HOT: Super Bowl Chinese Restaurant – 185 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley

Amongst the neon lights of the Wickham St strip, sildenafil you could pretty much blink and miss this China Town venue and to be honest it’s not too remarkable in appearances from outside or in.  What Super Bowl lacks in glamour, online frills and decor however it makes up for in its sizeable menu and notable vibrancy which has the decibel metre off the dial, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

In search of what my girlfriends refer to as a ‘cheap and nasty’ night out (read: quick, cheap food + copious cheap wine = nasty hangover), MM suggested we try  Super Bowl as he and his work crew often get down there for the lunch time specials during the working week.  He also suggested we make a booking – good tip.

We took an 8pm seating on this Saturday night and as we walked through the doors I couldn’t believe the raucous that descended upon us.  The wall to wall sound of cackling hens and birthday cheers was almost overwhelming as we squeezed through the small corridors of chairs and tables, to take refuge up the back near the kitchen.

Despite the crowds, the 4 of us were quickly attended to and our bottles of wine cracked and promptly put on ice.  We shared a few entrees between us to get things started.  The pork sang choi bow was definitely the stand out for me.

The spring rolls were pretty good as well (fresh, not frozen…from what I could tell anyway).

For mains we shared the chicken and cashew nut with stir fried vegies (an old faithful of Princess’).

The beef and black bean (one of my never fails).

And the garlic ginger fish (meh…I wouldn’t normally go down this path, but I couldn’t fault it).

Pretty standard meals, all done in standard Chinese fashion.  The portions were a little on the small side which was a tad disappointing, but the flavour was rich and the meat was fresh – we couldn’t ask for much more on what was a mission for cheap, fast Chinese food.

As we finished picking the last of the vegies off our plates, the hens over the way were getting out of control and even the wait staff were getting in on the fun which was nice to see.  We remained at our table well after we finished our meals and the staff were more than happy to accommodate us as we emptied our wine collection.  We received the bill upon request and were pleasantly surprised by the $23 per head that it came to.

Some people might find the weekend banter a little rowdy for their liking, so if you’re after a quiet, peaceful night out,  Super Bowl won’t be for you.  But if you’re looking for a place to celebrate a birthday, hens, or just a casual and entertaining feed, Super Bowl will satisfy your hunger and your budget.

  • Super Bowl Chinese Restaurant – 185 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, +61 7 3257 2188

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  1. Oh my god, I love chinese food, these photos make me droll!

    The place looks seriously busy, but what do you expect from a cheap, good chinese restaurant?

    Posted by Benjamin Jones | October 20, 2010, 6:28 pm
  2. Thanks Benjamin; this place gets super busy but you’re right, when it’s cheap tasty food you don’t mind the crowds so much.

    Posted by CazM | October 24, 2010, 6:58 pm

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