When the Chinese loving girls get together to celebrate the second 21st of the summer, the food on our plates needed a slight up-grade from our normal sweet and sour take-away chicken balls to Ipswich’s Aqua Eight, and it didn’t disappoint.
The hidden but central Lion road location, offers a stylish and modern atmosphere perfect for its Chinese and Thai fusion food with a chic cocktail lounge.
Its popularity ensures a busy and buoyant ambience even mid-week, although hindering somewhat on service the variety and flavours of dishes soon leave visitors thankful to tuck in to the array of meat and vegetarian cuisine uninterrupted.
With a large selection of white and red wines sold by the glass, the glasses themselves were centrepieces of the table with unusual glassware being used throughout. Although to match our grown-up choice of venue, we were all on the coke, work called in the morning!
Its twist of tradition flavours worked extremely well, even if the portion sizes were on the small scale.
Our party of fours menu
Aromatic Crispy Duck
Chilli and pepper Squid
Kung Pao Tempura Prawns with Daikon and Takuan Salad
Chicken Katsu with Sweet Chilli Dressing
Chicken in Yellow Bean Sauce and Pine Nuts
Honey Glazed Pork with Asparagus
Egg Fried Rice
Noodles with Beansprouts
Having the dishes served in our own order and with the added bonus of a voucher from sister noodle bar Mizu, the evening was truly enjoyable.
For reasonable prices, delicious cuisine and a great venue for dinner or special occasions Aqua Eight is a personal recommendable restaurant. Next time girls lets sample the cocktails!