Situated near Yuen’s Supermarket in Sunnybank, the TRIBE has been here numerous times. First visit was before the revamp of the restaurant interior and it was just for a short stop for some fried appetizers for snack. We became frequent diners in Lucky Inn around middle of 2011 when the place has done some renovation (change of owners?), months before Samboy arrived. What made the TRIBE keeps on coming back was their Sweet & Sour Pork and the Salt & Pepper Pork Chop partnered with Lucky Inn’s Special Fried Rice. Simple, tasty and always the same quality every time.
I like the revamped Lucky Inn, from old run down sticky 80s Chinese restaurant to much fresher simple redo of the exterior. You’ll be always greeted with smiles and they are very friendly and quiet sort of staff. Anything you need, may it be extra cutlery, bowls or sauce…. all you have to do is ask and they will give it straight away.
Ms M can’t get enough of this dish, deep fried lightly battered Pork Spare Rib pieces toss in a sweet plum sauce mixture. We love eating this Pork Spare Ribs in Special Sauce on its own with our fingers, because it’s finger lickin’ good!
There are days when I have some craving for some Tofu dish, this one is good as the sauce is rich and flavourful. I’m a bit puzzled with the whole cloves of garlic, this is the first time I’ve encountered whole peeled cooked cloves of garlic on a dish.
Lucky Inn’s Sweet & Sour Pork is our favourite, the sauce is not that too red to be radioactive and the taste have that sweet and sour balance. The deep fried casing of the pork cubes still has that hint of crispiness even though they’re drenched in sauce. The pork meat inside in each pieces are still soft and moist. I’m the one from the TRIBE who eats the diced onions, carrots and capsicums because they still have that crunch I like when it comes to wok tossed vegetables.
Special Fried Rice in Lucky Inn got tons of ingredients….shrimps, ham pieces, bbq pork, beef strips and scrambled eggs to name a few. Mr Adventurous favourite meal on its own with some of the Sweet & Sour Pork sauce drizzled over his bowl of Special Fried Rice.
Here’s another finger lickin’ goodness….. Lucky Inn’s Pork Spare Ribs in Salt & Pepper. Crispy delicious lightly battered Pork Spare Ribs pieces with right balance of salt & pepper seasonings sprinkled over it. The dice capsicum and onions gives that zing when you add it on to the pork piece you’re about to pop in your mouth. Mr H and I agree that this dish would be so good as a “pulutan” (dishes for drinking session).
Btw, you have to also try their White Bait in Salt & Pepper, it is such a good appetizer for a group.
Their Chow Kway Tiew is very nice, it has that chilli bite to it but not too hot and bursting with flavour, tons of toppings and crunchy beansprouts. The flat rice noodles still has that springy texture and not overcook.
Overall, Lucky Inn has endeared to our hearts now with the TRIBE’s numerous visits. We always keep on coming back because of the same consistency of the food and good customer service. One or two occasions we ate at Lucky Inn, the kids was served with free scoops of ice cream and occasionally some lollipops after I’ve paid the TRIBE’s final bill. Price wise, the dishes are fairly priced and serving portions are what you expect you are paying.
BUSOG! SARAP! TIPS:
- Wait staff will greet and sits you to your allocated table.
- On the walls you will see their daily specials.
- They will bring in Bottled water to your table with glasses for your table to share.
- If you are a first timer, before entering….in front of the shop are some of their dishes illustrated in photographs.
- They have special exclusive dishes that are less then AUD$10. You can order one from the selection with your ordered dishes.
- You can take home your leftovers but you have to pay for takeaway containers. You can pack it yourself or they will do it for you.
OPENING HOURS: Mon - Thurs 10AM till 12:30AM
Fri - Sat 10AM till 1AM
Sun (including Public Holidays) - 10AM till 12:30AM
LOCATION: Shop 40 Market Square Shopping Centre
Cnr Mains Road & McCullough Street
Sunnybank QLD 4109 TEL: 07 3344 2688
F.Y.I~ I’m not related or connected to this business, the purpose of this post is to give you a sneak peek on our TRIBE’s eating out adventure. We paid with our own TRIBE money for our foodie purchases.