Tasty soup spread at Tosung Firewood BBQ Manuka

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I’ve been using a busy job and lots of noisy kids to rationalise my lack of blogging recently. I know what the uber bloggers are thinking, pretty lame right?

Well today was one of those days that all bloggers will understand, when I stumbled upon a find that was so far up my alley that I immediately made plans to share it (and did on twitter and facebook) and spent a few minutes in the afternoon wondering if I would have time to add it to the blog later tonight. Well I am now doing exactly that (ie the kids are finally in bed!)

Today felt like a particularly cold day (even by Canberra standards) and I had a craving for soup!

I had noticed a few times in Manuka the Tosung Firewood BBQ Restaurant on the corner diagonally opposite Coles.

Tosung facade

It’s a bit hard to miss the bright facade and the canvass banner advertising $10 lunch specials.

Tosung lunch special banner

I was warmly greeted by the staff and invited to take a seat. Although it appeared there were no soups on the $10 specials menu I was keen to try their soups. I like Korean soup!

Tosung lunch specials   Tosung soup dishes

I ordered a bowl of spicy beef stock soup with potato noodles and waited patiently. A few minutes later I was surprised to be approached by a staff member carrying a very large tray. Not only did I get a piping hot freshly cooked soup but she also brought a bowl of rice, four small plates of condiments (including my favourite Korean side dish – kimchi!) as well as a large bottle of water.

Tosung sides

Tosung spread

The service is terrific for the price and beyond what I had expected. Safe to say my mind was blown by the value for money from a $15 order. the rice and condiments ensured I couldn’t finish the soup – a very unusual occurrence for me. The soup was hot and spicy and tasted divine.

I think I just found my new favourite cheap eat in Manuka and will definitely be back to try more of the menu, including the $10 lunch specials and some Korean BBQ!

Highly recommended – Three #Canberra Beanies!

Tosung address and hours

Tosung Charcoal BBQ on Urbanspoon


5 thoughts on “Tasty soup spread at Tosung Firewood BBQ Manuka

    Gary Lum said:
    May 19, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I’ve only been there once but I really enjoyed it.

    Caroline said:
    May 19, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    That does look like a great lunch deal. I keep meaning to try it out but always forget it is there!

    Anna @ shenANNAgans said:
    May 25, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Oh I saw the sign last week for $10 lunch specials, I added to the list of places to hit up when I need a cheap feed. No excuse now you so highly rate it. 🙂

    fineeating said:
    May 25, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Reblogged this on fineeating and commented:
    Will need to add this spot to my wishlist. Thanks Elias!

    ladysharon said:
    May 29, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I love that place! My friend and I ordered enough food for 8 people the first time we went (hello leftovers!) – such great value! I’ll definitely try the soup next time, thanks for the recommendation!

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