Renowned chef Paul Blain develops menu for new inner city Pan Asian restaurant Chop Chop Chang

Chop Chop Chang was the first the first chimpanzee sent into space. Now, he has a namesake, a restaurant which is possibly just as special and trailblazing as the original incarnation. Low-set communal tables, a bustling market vibe and an inventive Pan Asian menu define this exciting West End restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxed but alive, and with a casual no-booking policy, you can rock up for a taste of Asia, washed down with a Tsingtao at your leisure. Whenever you arrive, it’s best to arrive hungry.

The menu is an exciting mix of flavour, with a longer stopover through the flavours of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, and a quick jaunt to Japan and Korea. This place likes to travel!

Bowls of crispy pork; decadent fish flavoured with coconut cream, basil and chilli, all tied up in a banana leaf; Mooloolaba king prawns and twice-cooked sticky beef ribs from the ‘wok’ and ‘barbecue’ stalls are but a few of the things you’ll want to try. That’s to start with. If you can still move, take a stroll over to the ‘sweet’ stall and treat yourself to delicacies such as sago with coconut ice-cream and caramel popcorn.

The brain-child of this menu is renowned chef Paul Blain, formerly of Spicers Tamarind in Maleny; leaving the execution of this fabulous fare with head chef Shauna Stockwell.

185 Boundary St, West End

Sun-Thu 11.30-3, 5-10

Fri-Sat 11.30-3, 5-10.30

3846 7746