Get Ready to Indulge in Modern Asian Delights at Tarragindi’s Oh Monk Asian

Oh Monk Asian, a vibrant new modern Asian eatery in Tarragindi, is set to delight foodies with its mouth-watering menu that incorporates Thai, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese influences.

Oh Monk, a new modern Asian eatery, is set to open in Tarragindi on May 11th. This 20-seater corner eatery is located on Denham Terrace and features a vibrant atmosphere with terracotta walls, neon lights, and hanging white wicker lanterns.

Chef Batt, the head chef and co-owner, brings an impressive culinary background to Oh Monk. Having honed his skills at prestigious establishments such as Bangkok’s Michelin-starred Le Du, as well as Brisbane’s renowned restaurants Pawpaw and Longtime, guests can expect an explosion of bold and exciting flavours on the menu.

 Oh Monk Asian has loads of snacks that are vegan, gluten-free, and even deep-fried for coeliacs
Oh Monk Asian has loads of snacks that are vegan, gluten-free, and even deep-fried for coeliacs | Photo Credit:  Facebook / Oh Monk Asian 

Oh Monk’s menu features a fusion of Thai, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese influences that changes with the seasons. The restaurant’s offerings revolve around pushing the limits of traditional Asian cuisines. 

And even guests with dietary restrictions will be treated to an abundance of gluten-free and vegan options on the menu. Some of these noteworthy options include gluten-free karaage chicken, which is prepared with a unique Japanese curry roux made from alternative flour. 

Oh Monk uses soy, oyster, and fish sauce from MegaChef which are free from wheat and gluten. Another highlight is the Malaysian-inspired murtabak, which features Fable Food mushroom as a substitute for beef mince.

Chicken Katsu Sando
Chicken Katsu Sando | Photo Credit:  Facebook / Oh Monk Asian 

The small plates menu includes chicken katsu sandos with slaw and sriracha mayo, vegan spring rolls filled with cabbage, vermicelli and pea served with chilli-caramel sauce, nori pepper calamari, popcorn cauliflower, and shoyu-cured salmon on rice-paper crackers. Larger plates include slow-cooked Angus beef-cheek massaman curries, wok-tossed tempeh with seasonal greens (gluten-free and vegan), gluten-free prik king dry curry stir-fry, and lemongrass honey chicken.

The salads at Oh Monk are just as impressive, featuring slow-cooked beef rib and pawpaw salad, Oh Monk’s duck jang mien with sweet-potato noodles, and coconut grilled pork belly salad.

 Get Ready to Indulge in Modern Asian Delights at Tarragindi's Oh Monk Asian
Photo Credit:  Facebook / Oh Monk Asian 

Oh Monk Asian officially opens to the public on 11 May 2023. They will be running an opening special where orders above $40 will receive a free serving of karaage chicken (valid until May 21st).  So be sure to be among the early birds and celebrate Oh Monk’s opening.

Published 9-May-2023

Wellers Hill Medical Centre Named Queensland’s General Practice of the Year

Wellers Hill Medical Centre, the long-established health facility on Denham Terrace in Tarragindi, has been named the General Practice of the Year for Queensland at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Awards.

Dr Nicholas Gianarakis accepted the award on behalf of the Wellers Hill Medical Centre staff during the ceremony at the City Hall. He said that this recognition is a tribute to the hardwork of the team, especially during this pandemic. 

“At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, this allowed us to restructure our practice to create an isolated respiratory clinic,” Dr Gianarakis said. “This has also enabled us to operate a busy Covid vaccination clinic delivering approximately one thousand COVID-19 vaccines every week.”

“We strive to maintain the caring and hardworking ethos of the late Dr Nicholas Conomos, who founded our practice in 1961,” the doctor added.

The RACGP Awards honour individual GPs, supervisors, GPs in training and general practices around the country.  Also recognised for Queensland are Dr Joseph England of Townsville for GP in Training of the Year, Dr Sam Manger of Maleny of the Sunshine Coast for GP of the Year, and Dr Yvette Morcos of the Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Primary Health Care Service in Mareeba for GP Supervisor of the Year.

The award comes as the medical centre has also recently completed its upgrades and expansion to accommodate more patients and specialists to cater to a broad spectrum of healthcare issues. 

Aside from onsite experts, the facility provides pathology services as well as allied health services related to psychology, podiatry, exercise physiology, dietetics, and audiology. Wellers Hill Medical Centre also conducts telehealth consultation as its standard operating procedure. 

“We are now doing telehealth (video) consultations as our first preference. When the Doctor is ready, you will be sent a link to your phone via text message. Please click on this link and accept the call, you will then be connected with the Doctor via video. Your smartphone will need a camera and internet access for this to work.”

For appointments, phone 3848 2111 or book online.