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Bakery
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The Doughnut Affair

I would like to live a life with no regrets. It should include some indulgence of the senses – new sights, colours and tastes, but

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Burleigh Heads
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Izakaya

The back streets of Japanese cities are filled with tiny eateries, each specialising in different dishes. They’re the inspiration for travellers who have gone home

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Japanese Beef Tataki

In the tiny Project Tokyo, Mermaid Waters, the international experience of owners Franz Zdesar and Executive Chef Geoff Anstee flows over into both their food

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Dinner
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Izakaya Umakamon

If approachability is the mark of a true izakaya, then Izakaya Umakamon has it in bucketloads. Tucked opposite the Novotel Surfers Paradise and a few

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Behind the Plate
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Dealing with Picky Eaters

How leading dietitian and mum of two handles picky eaters and dining out with her kids Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading dietitians who

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Attractions
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Cowra, The Great Escape

If there’s one town in New South Wales that proclaims peace, it’s Cowra. When we visit, it’s tranquil, the Lachlan Valley stretching out before our

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BYO
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See Thai Southport

Thai food is one of our favourite family cuisines because if deals well with dietary needs. So, we’re delighted to find that Chef Rit Suttinual

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Behind the Plate
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Healthy Eating for Children

Dietician Susie Burrell has been working with family-owned company, Mayver’s to encourage more people to eat well and include nuts and natural spreads in their

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Behind The Plate

Recipes & More From The Gold Coast's Best Kitchens

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  • Remember Ben Ungermann from MasterChef? After reaching the finals, he started an ice cream shop with his brother in their hometown of Ipswich (pictured). But did you know that Ungermann Brothers ice cream is now open at Marina Mirage? With flavours such as fig and blue cheese and lavender, huge shakes and spectacular bespoke desserts, this ice cream parlour is well worth a visit.. . . #foodgoldcoast #goldcoastfood #icecreamlover #icecreamparlour #marinamirage #ungermannbrothers #foodiesofig #dessertlovers #milkshakes
  • The first breakfast I fell in love with at Elk Espresso was a vegan and GF brekkie panna cotta. In fact, I could dine well on the granola alone! It's back as Blueberry panna cotta with coconut yoghurt, maple nut granola, mango sorbet, seasonal berries and stone fruit. It's still one of my favourite breakfasts! @elkespresso . . #foodgoldcoast #goldcoastbreakfast #goldcoastfood #top100 #breakfasts #brekkiegoals #bestbreakfast #bestcafe #bestofgoldcoast #pannacotta #breakfasttime
  • Location influences food flavour so much. We've eaten satay around Asia, each version slightly different to the one before, so when we say that these chicken satays from Ho Jiak are among the best we've tasted, that's a huge statement. Tender and succulent with a perfect peanut sauce, all these satays miss is the smokiness gained from being cooked in a clay pig over smouldering coconut husks. Absolute deliciousness @hojiak.haymarket . . #foodgoldcoastontour #satay #chinatownsydney #chickensate #sataychicken #sydneyfoodshare #sydneyfoodies #malaysianfood
  • Talking farmers, our road trip to Central NSW lit a fire - the desire to follow the art silo trail through NSW and VIC in spring or autumn. It's a way of viewing art and supporting country in one hit. Do you have #countrygoals ? . . #foodgoldcoastontour #unearthcentralnsw #grenfell #grenfellsilos #siloart #siloarttrail #supportourfarmers #nswcountry #countrynsw #countryvic
  • The intricate folds, delicate texture, meaty flavour and burst of hot soup in Xiao Long Bao always gets our attention at Din Tai Fung, World Square. Absolutely delicious! Served with soy and vinegar, all we need are a few strands of julienned ginger to complete the flavour bomb. . . #dintaifung #foodgoldcoastontour #xiaolongbao #dumplings #soupdumplings #worldsquare #chinesedumplings #dumplinglover
  • Long Chim Sydney presents Thai street food from Chef David Thompson. We choose a range of dishes to share: filled betel nut leaves, chive cakes, Prawn satay, fish cakes, grilled swordfish in red curry accompanied by stir fried Siamese watercress. Curries don't hold back on the rich, authentic flavours of Thailand, even though they're now trendy fodder for suits and stilettoes! How far these dishes have travelled! . . #foodgoldcoastontour #longchim #longchimsydney #sydneyrestaurants #thaistreetfood #thaifoodlovers #authenticthaifood #sydneyfoodies
  • Caramelised bacon on a doughnut? Only at The Doughnut Affair. And it's not the only surprise. Check out the delicious options and choose the one that rocks your boat. My favourite was a simple yuzu with green tea glaze and a hint of lemon. Surprisingly fresh, it's a taste sensation! Review on website foodgoldcoast.com.au . . #doughnutlove #simpleisbest #foodgoldcoast #goldcoastfood #goldcoastfoodies #noregrets #doughnutsforgrownups
  • Ho Jiak, Haymarket, was 2018 People's Choice restaurant in Sydney CBD. We shared a Malaysian feast - Satay sticks, Chee Cheong Fun - rice rolls with shrimp paste, and Choay Tau Eu - steamed Barra with signature soy sauce, cured mushrooms and shallots. Looks ordinary? Tastes sublime! @hojiak.haymarket . . #foodgoldcoastontour #haymarket #chinatownsydney #barramundi #seafoodfeast #malaysianfood #haymarketfood #top100
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