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Bridging old and new traditions, Grand Dynasty is one of our most modern Chinese restaurants on the Gold Coast. Ken Zeng, who co-owns the restaurant with business partner Alain Yue, is no stranger to hospitality. Having grown up in his family’s restaurants in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Ken trained in hospitality before moving to Australia....
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Tucked away from the busy coastal precincts in a small suburban shopping centre, Yum Cha Delights is one of the Gold Coast’s favourite yum cha restaurants. Opened early in 2011 by the Lei family, its ‘all-day yum cha’ menu is loved by locals, many of whom the owners know by name. Its convenience, good food...
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If you’re looking for a lighter alternative to the usual yum cha, stop in to the Easy House and let Mary Tsang convince you that, as well as being excellent for your health, vegetarian food can taste fantastic. Open since 2010, Easy House forms part of a small recently renovated suburban shopping centre which also...
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Dining at the Taiwanese-based chain restaurant Din Tai Fung in Kuala Lumpur (now also located in Sydney) was a watershed experience for us, so much so that we’ve now visited Din Tai Fung in a number of world cities! The creation of the dumplings exemplifies art as entertainment in the glass-surrounded kitchen, with chefs all...
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Southport’s star continues to rise with the opening of the Jasmine Room Chinese restaurant. Owned by Chinese restaurant royalty, the Cheng family (ex-Landmark, Sunnybank), who also own the very successful Dragon Cove, Jasmine Room is situated on the second level of the Meriton Sundale building, Southport, overlooking the Broadwater. In this peaceful, relaxed venue, diners...
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‘Authenticity’ can be an over-rated ideal. There are times when it’s a good idea to shake up time-worn dishes with a healthy dose of innovation. After all, being an ‘authentic’ dish embodies not only a sense of place, but also a time and social context which cannot be replicated. As diners, if it’s flavour and...
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If you’re looking for excellent Chinese Malay food on the Gold Coast, look no further than Ipoh Satay House – one of our oldest and arguably our best Malaysian restaurant. Thomas and Meelin Hoi came to the Gold Coast from Malaysia in 1980, establishing their first restaurant, Banga Raya, opposite Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino soon...
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We recently accepted an invitation to have lunch at Four Winds Restaurant at the top of Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise. Opened in 1991, it’s Queensland’s only revolving restaurant; one of ten revolving restaurants in Australia. Retro-chic, revolving restaurants throw us back to the 60s, when Australia’s first real skyscraper, Australia Square, boasted the iconic Summit...
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Hot steamy nights after a day at the beach, there’s nothing like a cheap night out, a ‘slurp your way to goodness’ heaven with a cheap Asian eat. Here’s our take on the ‘layers of meaning’ meals which give you a bang for your buck, fresh, cheap and cheerful, as well as BYO. Tell us...
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With its namesake dragon the ultimate symbol of good fortune, power and strength, Dragon Cove pays homage to a view of luxury yachts resting on the sparkling waters of Sanctuary Cove Boat Harbour. Not only is the restaurant a light-filled inviting and thoroughly modern space, it’s also beautifully appointed, and arguably the most upmarket Chinese...