Food in Photos: Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Aside from fond memories, my recent travel to Australia also made me gain weight. I couldn't blame anyone because I brought this to myself, eating left and right just excited to try and taste everything. If you take a peek at my phone's camera roll, half of it is about food.

If we're being honest, I must admit that I have this nasty habit of going on a diet right before a big trip. The main reason I would say to people is that I want to look good in photos but secretly I just want to make room for all the food that I am going to eat! ;)

Today on the blog, I'm sharing some of the glorious food (and drinks) that I consumed in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Enjoy xx



Fresh from our flight, we were hungry for lunch. We chanced upon this Japanese curry restaurant amidst the slew of establishments in Centre Arcade. If you are craving for some legit Japanese curry this is the place to be ;) Free extra serving of rice too if you ask. Pair it with ice cold green tea and your tummy will be happy!

Japanese Curry House Kawaii | Shop 10 3131 Surfers Paradise Boulevard


Australia has a thriving brunch culture. Although I didn't get to feast on avocados on toast, I thoroughly enjoyed the buffet style breakfast. I even went for seconds of the sausages and poached eggs. You can take your pick from the varied spread including baked beans, pancakes, potato gems, bacon, bread, fruits and a whole lot more! For $10, you will get to have as many helpings as you like.

Oh, and I learned that bacon and barbecue sauce go well together, this concept I wasn't event remotely aware of until I set foot in Oz. (Now, craving for bacon and eggs with BBQ sauce please :|)

Surfers Pardise SLSC | Cnr Hanlan St and The Esplanade Surfers Paradise


There's something about amusement parks and overly sweet treats that go hand in hand. I guess they are just the perfect accompaniment to all the thrilling attractions you have to endure during your visit. The best reward after all the wild rides! ;)

Warner Bros. Movie World Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Gold Coast


After a backbreaking (yet fun) day at Wet 'n' Wild, we were having difficulty on where to have late lunch. It is either Thai or ramen but obviously ramen won! I was able to try the Spicy Miso-men which is a Japanese spicy miso and pork noodle soup. It comes with a complimentary side of Japanese pickles. Since I was really hungry that time, I also ordered the Ton-meshi, that is pork soup flavoured rice with pork floss on top. Sigh. I'd be more than willing to walk, play or swim all day long if I would be eating delicious food after ;)

Hakataya Ramen Shop 26, 3131 Surfers Paradise Boulevard



One night in our five day sojourn in Gold Coast, we dragged our feet to Mini Me Sliders and Wings. Tucked in an alley, we were greeted by graffiti walls, brightly coloured chairs, and white wooden high top tables. Look up and you will see the dark sky strewn with hanging lights. Pretty hipster setup! Turns out we stumbled in Paradise Alley. A permanent food truck stop right smack in Surfers Paradise. It's quaint, chill, and cool. Just what we needed to satiate the slight hunger.

Paradise Alley | 3216 Surfers Paradise Boulevard


Another really cool place that we went for dinner would be Brooklyn Depot. Inspired by Old Brooklyn, this place boasts a nice facade and a delectable menu. The picture above shows the Fun Guy (V) with an extra beef patty, crispy onion rings, and apple cider. ;)

Brooklyn Depot | "The 4217" T2, 10 Beach Road Surfers Paradise


Some days, you just want chocolate. When I was in Australia, it wasn't some days it was every single day. I can't explain why but chocolates and other sweets taste better there! To start off, look at that chocolate pizza. For crying out load, chocolate pizza!!! Cornflakes, chocolates, and mallows. It still tastes great even after a few days in the fridge. Don't forget the Hug Mug! Yum! Hail the Bald Man!

Max Brenner | Ground Floor, 3240 Surfers Paradise Boulevard


Gloriously marinated ribs, need I say more? One of the highlights of our trip would be eating at the famed Hurricane's Grill and Bar. Although, the price leans on the expensive side, it is actually worth the price. Note to self: Come really hungry! They have huge servings! ;) Also, make a reservation. The place gets packed especially during dinner.

Hurricane's Grill and Bar 4-14 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Level 1


Last but not the least, some drinks to cap off the week. In the form of loose leaf teas courtesy of Oliver Brown and Bottled Iced Coffee from ESPL. After all the activities we did during that week, it's nice to slow down and enjoy a cuppa! ;)

Oliver Brown | Soul Boardwalk, T1/13a/4 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
ESPL. Coffee Brewers | 4 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Hungry yet? Happy Sunday! ;)

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