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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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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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  • 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
  • Have you taken a drive to Kiwanda Cafe yet? There are lots of reasons why you should, including this Southern Fried chicken burger. The home of Zarraffa's also has awesome cocktails, bespoke coffee and coffee factory tours. Perfect for a holiday excursion, it's a treasure in our own backyard! @kiwandacafe . . #foidgoldcoast #zarraffascoffee #coffeetour #touristattraction #brisbanefoodies #foodtourism #foodtour #coffeetime #cocktailtime
  • As Christmas approaches, embrace the spirit of giving, enjoy time with family, take time out to relax, and 'eat the cake'. Life is terrific! . . #christmas #foodgoldcoast #orangeandcoconutcake #cake #morningteatime #eatthecake #christmasmessage #cakestagram #cantwaitforchristmas #illbehomeforchristmas
  • These mixed vegetable dumplings from Lok Lol Dumpling Bar Hornsby make a delicious and nutritious lunch. A look back at history tells us that Zhang Zhongiing, the founder of Chinese herbal medicine almost two millenniums ago, returned home one winter to find his fellow villagers suffering from frostbite to the ears. He brewed up herb and mutton soup, then wrapped the cooked meat and herbs in a skin of wheat flour in the shape of an ear, returning them to the soup to cook.Legend says that when the villagers ate the soup and jiaozi their circulation improved and their ears were healed. Ever since, dumplings have been included in Chinese New Year celebrations as tidings of good health. . . #foodgoldcoastontour #dumplings #jiaozi #yumcha #dumplinglove #hornsbyfood #westfieldhornsby #dumpling #sydneyfoodies
  • School holidays are almost upon us. It's a time I used to make a list of things to do and places to go when we needed to get out of the house. Farm & Co would have been at the top of my list - a great place to go with kids to see a real working farm, to see some sunflowers, buy some organic vegetables and to have a meal (like the mushroom rosti pictured). Kingscliff Beach is just down the road from @farm.and.co . . #foodgoldcoast #holidayfun #schoolholidayactivity #familyfarm #kingscliffbeach #sunflowers🌻 #organicproduce #organicrestaurant
  • Small Japanese restaurants have taken the Gold Coast by storm this year, our own style of Izakaya or licensed diner. We give you a roundup of some of our best. From traditional to modern and vegan, there's something for everyone. Why not try them all to work out your favourite on www.foodgoldcoast.com.au/Izakaya/ . . #foodgoldcoast #goldcoastizakaya #izakayanewstyle #izakaya #goldcoastfood #japanesefoodlover #wearegoldcoast #japanesefood #destinationgoldcoast
  • Brekkie at Elk awaits you - Fried Chicken Waffle with miso maple syrup and cherry lime butter could begin this week's food adventures.Even a sneaky mimosa or two if you want... So you're at work already? Then you'd better get planning... Just saying! @elkespresso . . #foodgoldcoast #elkespresso #theoasisbroadbeach #foodies #chickenwaffles #brekkietime #bottomlessmimosas #waffles
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