How to find good value Japanese food

Sometimes you have to search out those little hidden gems to get a good dining experience at a good price! We ate at an out of the way place called Zipang in Currumbin Creek Road on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and it met our expectations. Zipang offers lots of tapas style dishes and…

The Garden for a breakfast fix

Are you ever disappointed in the customer service you get at restaurants? We were excited to come to The Garden to celebrate a few achievements – any excuse but we did have things to celebrate. We had read about breakfast at the Garden as being pretty good. We had a booking but we’ve got to say…

Just what the Dr needed!

We had something to celebrate, so we decided to head back to one of our favourite Gold Coast restaurants. Can you guess what we were celebrating? One of us is now Dr Wei after working for the past few years on a PhD thesis into customer experience and food events. So, it was fitting to…

Hidden little gem with a big flavour

Fancy some Asian style street food on the Gold Coast? We sure did. We have wanted to go to Hideaway Kitchen & Bar for a long time and never found the right time. So as our list of places to try slowly got smaller we finally booked into Hideaway for a little celebration. And were…

Le Vintage for a cup of coffee

We headed ‘out west’ from the Gold Coast toward to Nerang so that we could visit a little cafe called Le Vintage. One of our good friends had been there and told us it was worth a visit. We only had time for a coffee but next time we will try the breakfast. This place…

Bam Bam Bakehouse

We were excited to try this place out. The outlook to the park is great and the overall vibe of the cafe is lovely. We also like the sister cafe Paddock. Three of us went for Sunday lunch. The wait was fairly long ( a bit longer than the 20 minutes we were told) –…

Feeling like a quick Thai meal out?

We felt like a quick night out with friends at the end of the week. So, where could be go? We decided head off to Thai on Ferry, just a few minutes up the road. This is a little BYO restaurant located on Ferry Road, Southport (Gold Coast, Australia) and does eat in or take…

Ricks Shore – modern Asian dining, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

Ricks Shore is a newly opened restaurant on the coast. It is located in beautiful Burleigh Heads, with fabulous beach view. So we decided to check out this place on the last weekend of January 2016. We ordered miso eggplant tacos, ocean trout tartare taco and fried tofu with smoked tomato jaewl on betel leaf to start…

Q is a tough letter!! Quintessential does it…

The cake challenge is proving a challenge alright! It seemed like an easy idea when we set out on the journey but finding a cake and place to match isn’t always a breeze.  This time it is ‘Q’. We thought it over and searched around for some cakes but in the end it was a…

Miami Rice, Miami, Gold Coast

A colleague of ours recommended Miami Rice to us. When we checked this place online, we found out that it has been rated as one of the hottest Asian eats in a recent review (see Review published by More Gold Coast). So we decided to have a meal there and see if it meets all our expectations! We…

A trip to the farmers market

What better way to spend a Sunday and to get out to your local farmers market? Our local market, located on the Gold Coast, has been running for many many years at the Gold Coast Turf Club grounds. Recently it relocated to the Arts Centre in Surfers Paradise. This little farmers market has a real diversity of stalls….