Welcome to Wander Wonder Wonton, a NZ & Brisbane-based lifestyle and travel blog.
Exploring the world one dumpling and tropical destination at a time with a wine in hand.
On Friday night we headed to The Empire Strips Back. I was excited but my expectations were low, I hadn’t heard much about it or seen much on social media. Their social media certainly doesn’t do them any justice, but then again, I suppose they don’t...read more
It’s difficult to fathom that it’s just a little longer to get to Vanuatu than it is to get to Melbourne. Vanuatu is literally paradise, less than 3 hours from Brisbane, only 2hours 45mins direct flight time away. We arrived at Port Villa and transferred to our island...read more
Will drive 49 minutes for steak…. Well to Bakehouse Steakhouse in Ipswich anyway – it’s totes worth it. My friend Bolliwood, who used to live in Ipswich had heard rumors about a great steak restaurant there. So we drove from Brisbane to check out...read more
We were all really excited to eat some pasta this weekend as after the holiday season we’ve been attempting to be less indulgent to save our figures. After looking at a few options for Italian dining around Brisbane we settled on Mosconi in Fortitude Valley. The...read more
We spent five days at Erakor Island Resort – a true Melanesian slice of paradise! If you’re looking for a break not far from Brisbane (only 2 hours 45 min plane trip!) and are looking for something a little tropical and very relaxing, this resort will be...read more
Bali is debaucherous (depending on which holiday-mode you turn on) at the best of times. Add a bucks party and you may as well call game-over. At the very least for your liver. By mere accident, we ended up crashing a bucks party on my second trip to Bali this year. I...read more
My friend invited me to join her for lunch at Beirne Lane, in the Fortitude Valley Mall. I didn’t expect much, to be honest. It’s been a while since I have been in the mall and it just reminds me of being drunk and eating cheeseburgers in my early...read more
I crave pasta more than I care to admit. Thankfully for my waistline, Brisbane has been lacking in an Italian pasta joint at mid-range prices for quite some time. Ripiena in Fortitude Valley to the rescue!! Hands down some of the best pasta I have ever had in...read more
Water St Kitchen was recommended to me (thanks Jo!) to check out in Bundaberg. I stalked their Instagram page and fell down a rabbit hole, admiring their beautifully presented and paired plates! I visited for breakfast and couldn’t decide between the spanner crab on...read more
It’s about time Brisbane city had some nicer dining options if you ask me. Jumbo Thai has recently opened at the Embassy Chambers on Elizabeth Street, next to the Hilton and fulfils just that. We received a warm welcome and menu recommendations – I...read more
Fresh, healthy and quick – three things I look for when I’m on the run! Cheeky Poke provided just that. I stopped by the Cheeky Poke Bar in West End in Brisbane for a quick bite with a friend. It’s a gorgeous setting with gardens, lights in the...read more
On my last trip to Bali, I wanted to visit Ubud as I hadn’t been before and had heard wonderful things. While we were in there we hired a private driver to take us around to explore the area. One of the key stops we requested was a beautiful waterfall and the...read more