You might be familiar with Pawpaw in Woolloongabba — they do a pretty mean roti canai curry. But if you live further east, you'll be delighted to hear that the folk behind the cafe, the Venzin Group, have just opened up a new venue, Pawpaw Asian Kitchen in Tingalpa.
The kitchen is set to meet all your Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Malaysian food cravings. Pop in for lunch from Monday to Friday and order any main off the lunch menu for $15.50. Choose between pad Thai, green curry, Hokkien noodles or pad see ew (among others), with vegetarian options available for every dish. There are the obligatory sides, including roti ($4.50) and spring rolls ($8.50) too.
The evening service is when your choices increase, ranging from the comforting — chicken red curry with roast pumpkin ($18.50) or a slow-cooked massaman beef curry ($23.50) — through to the more modern and tantalising. Think quinoa nasi goreng served with red curry pork belly, crispy fried egg and basil ($16.50) or chilli popcorn chicken with Thai larb spices, lime and mayo ($11.50) — this is perfect to chow down on while you wait for your mains.
If this all sounds great but you honestly cannot be bothered changing out of your pyjamas, then rejoice: Pawpaw do takeaway, too.