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Sri Lankan food is little known on the Gold Coast. But that won’t be the case for long if Rusiru Wijesundara has anything to do with it. Early in 2021, Ru opened the Gold Coast’s only Sri Lankan restaurant, Gara Yaka in Nerang. Cornered between the M1’s Exit 71 and Broadbeach-Nerang Road, Gara Yaka is...
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One of the benefits of living in a tourist destination is being around after the day-trippers have gone home. Finally, when buses and boats have pulled away, carrying their camera-toting guests, we are left with the locale that we love, the reason that we settled there in the first place. That’s exactly how we feel...
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Stories are sacred, and being a listener is a privilege. Especially tonight. We know a fair bit about Cambodia, having visited recently, so on our visit to the Gold Coast’s only Cambodian restaurant, Bunnath Kitchen, we come humbly, as one would to a temple. Restaurant owners Bunnath You (Bernie) and his wife Ivy greet us...
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It’s not every day that you can be personally served brunch by a Masterchef, let alone one with a cult following. But at Kopitalk, you can. Kopitalk is a local gem of a restaurant, owned by Malaysian celebrity, university lecturer, hospitality consultant and magazine columnist Chef Dr Kamarul Hasni and his wife Yati, who also...
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It’s always fascinating to find out the story behind a restaurant – how the owners came to be here, the concept they envisaged and how that translates into the restaurant’s menu and daily life. No journey is more interesting than that of Kemuri’s owners, Hiroyuki Okubo and his wife Yuki. After coming to Australia twenty...
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Pacific Fair is well on the way to creating an ‘eat or shop’ dilemma. As part of a $670 million redevelopment, high end fashion shops with huge investment fit outs have been opening along the boulevard attracting international shoppers and lots of onlookers. The centre is also well on the way to establishing itself as...
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It’s official. I have just renamed a restaurant, formerly known as ‘I Like Ramen’ to ‘I Love Ramen’. After recently dining again at Australia’s first and only 100% plant-based ramen restaurant, any words short of superlatives would be understating the facts: this is one exceptional place! Begun by Bobby Douglas as a stall at Miami...
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Suited perfectly to the Burleigh dining scene, Light Years opened to much fanfare late in 2019, owners Kim Stephen and Stephen Filipovic extending their holdings of sister restaurants in Byron Bay and Noosa. Named after ‘the distance that light travels in a vacuum in one Julian year’, it’s ‘light years’ away from the food beachgoers...
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Project Tokyo crept up on us. Not every restaurant has a grand opening with a band playing, dancing girls or the A list in attendance. Some places just creep up on you slowly, depending on the elements of discovery and surprise; the feeling of ‘WOW! We didn’t expect that!’ That’s just how we feel when...
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Australia is a land of immigrants, all of whom have put a bowl on the Australian dining table. The Greater Ipswich area is home to immigrants from many countries, each one bringing with them their national specialty dishes. We don’t need to travel to try the cuisine of other countries. It has come to us!...