Chow House
Chow House

39 James Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3852 5155



QWeekend Reviews Chow House Dinner
For anyone who’s enjoyed eating on the streets of South-East Asia, Chow House will bring back fond memories

QWeekend . 13 January, 2014

Margie Fraser 5 December 2013

Baked Atlantic Salmon with tamarind and green papaya salad is succulent and comes with a rich tamarind sauce. Pandan sago dessert is a gooey concoction of moss green grains laced with molasses. Its intense sweetness and stickiness are balanced with an icy coconut sorbet on the side.

The wine list, carefully selected to match the food, offers a dozen or so whites and reds from around the globe. There is also a good range of beers and inventive cocktails.

Margie Fraser. 5 December, 2013

AmeriAus Reviews Chow House Dinner

The thai pork street sausages are a MUST HAVE. The savoury flavours of the pork mingled nicely with the spicy tomato, chutney-like relish. The peking duck wrapped in a shallot pancake was incredible. After taking one bite you’ll never question why this is one of Chow House’s most beloved dishes.

AmeriAus. 3 November, 2013

Modern Asian fare at its best at Chowhouse, Fortitude Valley

Their Asian inspired chef specialties such as the corn, potato and coriander fritter served on a bed of pumpkin and haloumi laced with a pumpkin and lime chutney (featured below) and the surprisingly delicious and authentic Nasi Goreng had us jumping for joy at finding one of our newly favourite local breakfast haunts. So next time you want a new twist on boring breakfasts, head over to Chow House to see why Asians do breakfast best!

Ennvy Blogger. 15 September, 2013

Eat & Drink Reviews Chow House Lunch

Chow House has just become my new favourite eating place in New Farm.

It sums up all that’s typical & best about dining out in Brisbane, with its bright open street-fronted venue cooled by huge ceiling fans and warmed in the winter by wall mounted radiators. The food is fusion-style, not overpoweringly South-East Asian but offering all the delicate, fresh flavours of that region, which chef, Timmy Kemp ensures is sourced locally and is organic wherever possible.

Alison Coates, Week End Courier Mail. 21 August, 2013

Exotic Appeal: “Timmy Kemp Delivers on a Cross- Cultural Promise

Chow House is a clever, well conceived package, the focal point of which is its kitchen and Timmy Kemp’s exotic menu- inexpensive, flavor packed and surprisingly diverse.

Tony Harper, Brisbane News . 13 March, 2013

Good Food Reviews Chow House

And as always, there is an inherent sense of generosity. From the "street food" menu, two skewers of pork balls are somewhere between the size of a golf ball and a tennis ball; tender, juicy and served with a piquant house-made sambal oelek. Sate skewers on lemongrass stalks served on a banana leaf are a million miles from the plebby pub norm, the chicken moist beneath its surprisingly complex peanut sauce. Accompanying this is a glass containing batons of crunchy pickled veg, the lightest touch of sweetness cutting through the vinegar. Two beautifully cooked, butterflied, boned quail are served on a nutty, crunchy-skinned rice cake topped with a quail egg with an Asian slaw. If it all sounds a bit too healthy, try the main of a hefty chunk of melting pork belly beneath a bubbled crackling, strewn with deep-fried pig's tails on a viscous pool of star anise-scented jus. Fresh relief is offered with the accompanying orange and lychee salad.

Natasha Mirosh, Good Food. 9 January, 2013