South Side Diner at Southbank, Brisbane


South Side Diner
Shop B8/B9 168 Grey St, South Brisbane

We wanted to have dinner seated down by the river so walking past the Night Noodle markets where we later had some dessert, we found South Side Diner after a lovely little stroll. One look at the enticing menu had us hooked and it didn’t take us long to order our meals. If only we had room in our tummies to order the jumbo prawn thermidor and mac n cheese! Oh well there’s always next time.

We ordered:

– Crispy fried duck with toasted waffle, roast pumpkin puree, candied apple and shallots
– Twice cooked beef brisket with smoked mushrooms, blue cheese and potato crush
– Kansas City baby back lamb ribs with smoked tomato chutney, and potato crush with fennel salt
– Char-grilled New York steak with seasoned kipflers, salsa verde, golden fried onion rings and duck fat aioli
– strawberry milkshake
– Dr Pepper

A fun and relaxed atmosphere with cool wall prints and neon lights. A retro American diner where you can enjoy milkshakes seated on the bar stools or get cozy in the big booths with wooden panelling – this place seems to be suitable for both families and couples on dates :)

Friendly service even towards the end of the night when they were probably wanting to close up!

The Details: 
Loved the beautiful stroll along the river to get to this place. The archways covered in vines that lined the pathway made our night time stroll even prettier (the ferris wheel and lights from the Night Noodle Market were already a treat!). The ribs had quite a bit of fat on them so much so that hubby left almost half his meal on his plate which, isn’t normal. He totally had dish envy with my delicious crispy fried duck!  Southbank Brisbane South Side Diner

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Bump Diary #9 – 28 week update 


How far along are you? 28 weeks and 5 days

How big is baby? This week Baby is as big as an eggplant! On average around 37.6cms long and weighing 1005 grams. Baby now has eyelashes and can blink her eyes and see the light that filters through my tummy!

Body and changes:

Weight gain Haven’t weighed myself this week but I feel heavier!

Stretch marks Still the same as last week and rubbing heaps of of moisturizer all over my belly especially as we spent some time in the sun and in the water whilst away :) I can see a little more of the linea nigra this week.

Sleep Sleeping very soundly as I had a full week of activity – we had a 3-day conference and I loved every minute of it, meeting new people, ongoing learning and activities. By the end though of every day I was ready to knock out as soon as I hit the bed! Loved all the hotels we stayed at and I’ve got some great posts coming up in the next few weeks!

Maternity clothes? I used the maternity shorts I bought a few weeks ago all last week and they were super comfy! – highly recommend getting a pair if you’re pregnant during the warmer months :)

The Other Stuff: 
Been burping lots lately! A little annoying but nothing major.

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Eating lots of mandarins and big breakfasts

Feeling relaxed and inspired after a week of both work and pleasure with colleagues and family. Feeling so blessed.

Needing to find a name for Baby! Can’t decide on anything.

Wanting to go back to the warm sun and sea in Noosa. I took Lando for a walk today as the sun was out and shining.

Missing dance classes again after seeing this video on YouTube.

Watching music videos at night on the hotel tv! Can’t believe I’d never seen the “Watch me (Whip/Nae, Nae)” video clip LOL!

Bookmarking where to go for our next holiday.

Noticing how hard my belly gets sometimes!! Like rock hard O_O

Enjoying seeing Mr D’s face light up all week with wonder and excitement at all the new places and things he was experiencing. He was just constantly excited and wanting to run around and check out all his new surroundings.

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Daddy: Daniel do you want to say thanks for anything today?

Daniel: Thanks to God for the window…and the door…and the books…and reading…and my pillows…and the stars…(oh my goodness he just kept going and we didn’t know when he was going to stop!) :) Then for most of the week by the time we got to our night time gratefulness exercise…Mr D had fallen asleep he was so tired from all the things he had been throughout the day LOL!

What were one of your favourite memories from last week?

Pinoy Fridays – Turon

Blessed to have parents, cousins, aunties and uncles who are so talented in the kitchen! Always love a home-cooked meal from them, especially when it’s the Filipino classics!

Today it’s all about the turon. My cousin cooked some for us the other day and it was a perfect afternoon merienda (snack). If you’ve never had it before, turon is a Filipino snack of banana and jackfruit enclosed in a thin spring roll wrapper. It is then fried and covered in caramelised sugar sort of like a banana fritter you would find in the Chinese restaurants but I like how the fruits are covered in a thin wrapper rather than thick batter.

Here is a turon recipe for you guys if you’re interested in trying it out from Panglasang Pinoy.


Bump Diary #8 – 27 week update

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How far along are you? 27 weeks and 5 days
How big is baby? This week Baby is as big as a head of cauliflower. On average around 36.6cms long and weighing 875 grams. They say it’s common for Baby to get a case of the hiccups around now heheh!

Body and changes:

Weight gain Ok so I weighed myself the other day and I’m already 76kg!!! – I was 76kg at the end of my pregnancy with Mr D and I’m already that weight for this second pregnancy at only 27 weeks. Eeek! The midwife and the doctors don’t seem to be concerned about it so for now I’ll keep trying to just eat well.

Stretch marks Same as last week and still rubbing Palmer’s Belly Butter in the mornings and Bio Oil in the evenings all over my belly and sides. Still feeling so itchy and trying really hard not to scratch but it’s so hard not to! :/

Sleep On Saturday night the hubby and I got almost no sleep at all because Mr D was coughing all night…poor thing :( After a long nap yesterday afternoon he looked a lot more rested and energised.

Maternity clothes? I haven’t bought any specific maternity clothes this past week – just some comfy socks and basics and a cool navy blue scarf with silver pinstripes from Sussan that I’d been eyeing for a while now – got excited that they had a sale of 50% off already reduced prices!

The Other Stuff: 
Started getting a bit leaky in the boob area this week lol! I had a midwife appointment this week and she found that my blood pressure was just a little higher than normal, so she left it for a bit and then tried again on the other arm. On the second time, the midwife found that my blood pressure was lower. Weird. She said to keep an eye out for any swelling and headaches and to call her if I have any concerns.


Eating Avocado on toast with a squeeze of lemon.

Feeling excited about our trip to Queensland this week.

Needing more pillows around me when sleeping so that I can get into a comfy position, if that’s even a thing!

Wanting to take Lando for walks so both of us can get some exercise, but no such luck with all the rainfall that’s been present here in Melbourne.

Missing being able to eat sushi and pre-made salads – such quick, easy snacks.

Watching re-runs of Friends and it still cracks me up everytime. Ahhhh Ross LOL!

Bookmarking things to do in Noosa and Brisbane.

Noticing other pregnant women and how different all their bumps are in size and shape.

Enjoying cleaning out our garage and decluttering around the home – hahah it’s the simple things. I’ve also been enjoying singing to Mr D in the car – he loves it! When I stop, he says “SING! Sing Mummy!”.

  Just a few pics from the week with more catch ups with friends, celebrating successes at work, enjoying some of Arielle’s baking (this week it was cream puffs!) and silly Daddy scaring Mr D with some weird looking citrus in the veggie section at Coles – Buddha’s hands! Eeek! 

IMG_6290Mr D loved his new shoes I bought him! Ootd post coming up this week!

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Daddy: Daniel do you want to say thanks for anything today?

Daniel: Thank you for one mummy and one daddy…and one Tita (Aunty) Arielle and one Tito (uncle) JV and one Lola Ganda (grandma pretty)!

Awww he must’ve really enjoyed lots of family time this week!

Have been practicing gratefulness daily? What are you thankful for this week?