Review of places and things we encounter in our travels.

Meekak Korean BBQ Restaurant

We recently had reason to celebrate and set out looking for something different to make the occasion even more memorable.  As none of us are familiar with Korean cuisine we settled on the Meekak Korean BBQ Restaurant in Morayfield, Qld.

Meekak Korean BBQ Restaurant

It is a beautiful, open space with a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  The menu is extensive and can be a bit overwhelming.  For starters we chose deep fried calamari and prawn plates.  It was delicious!  Very light and perfectly complimented by the condiments.


Mains were Bulgogi dupbab, Chicken Teriyaki dupbab, Jjajang bap and Haemul bokum odun.  Don’t worry if you have no idea what this means as all the dishes are described in English on the menu.

Bulgogi dupbab is sweet soy sauced beef served on rice.  

Bulgogi Dupbab

Chicken teriyaki dupbab is basically self-explanatory, i.e. deep fried teriyaki chicken served on rice. 

Chicken Teriyaki Dupbab

Jjajang bap is pork and vegetables in a black bean sauce served on rice.  

Jjajang Bap

Haemul bokum odun is udon noodles with stir-fried seafood and vegetables.

Haemul Bokum Odun

The servings are very generous, the service fast and friendly, the food simply delicious and the prices almost unbelievable.  It is very good value for money.  We are already planning our next visit!

The Glasshouse Bistro

Montville is a picturesque little town in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and one of our favourite destinations for a day trip.  It is a delightful place to while away the hours surrounded by quirky artefacts, inspiring art, jewellery, exotic prints from faraway lands and mouth-watering chocolates, ice creams and fudge.

It is also a little town offering a huge range of restaurants and coffee houses.  The cold mountain wind made our choice really easy – we ducked into the first restaurant that offered protection from the elements and what a good choice it turned out to be.

The Glasshouse Bistro is situated inside Camphor Cottage and operates from Friday to Tuesday.  We were greeted so warmly and friendly and immediately made to feel right at home.  

Camphor Cottage in Montville

I love the fact that the Bistro utilises seasonal, local and organic ingredients in their dishes.  Our vegetarian daughter chose a fruit salad and coconut tea for a bit of warmth.  The aroma of the tea was delightful.

Fruit Salad from The Glasshouse Bistro

As the bistro serves an all-day breakfast, our youngest chose a bacon and egg roll which she promptly declared to the best tasting one she has ever had.  I have to warn you though, that declaration is given almost every time she enjoys this dish.

Bacon and Egg roll from the breakfast menu at The Glasshouse Bistro

We chose the curry share platter and were blown away by the intricate flavours.  Of course every time we added a different condiment, we enjoyed a totally different taste sensation.  A firm favourite for both of us was the lime pickles – the chef’s speciality.  We loved the whole experience – the staff was outstanding, the food delicious and the total cost a pleasant surprise.

Curry share platter from the Glasshouse Bistro