Prepare your chopsticks and send your tastebuds to Asia.
If you can’t wait until your next vacation to Thailand to taste that spicy green curry again or have been dreaming of honey chicken for the last few nights, don’t deny your mouth the joy of Asian cuisine any longer. Here are five of the Sunshine Coast’s best Asian restaurants for you to enjoy.
If you’re after authentic Chinese cuisine then look no further. Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant is based in Caloundra and has spent the last 25 years serving up gourmet dishes to the lucky locals. Taste some of their traditional dishes, including all of your Chinese favourites that will leave you wanting more. Make the most of their seafood on offer and enjoy king prawns, scallops and fish. If you’ve been staring at the menu for too long and can’t bring yourself to decide, ask for the Chef’s expert recommendations. Gluten free meals are also available on request.
Where: 1st Flr Henzells Plaza, 45 Minchinton St, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, QLD.
This locally owned and operated Thai restaurant has been in the community for over 14 years. Thai Chef Duanrem boasts an authentic menu filled with traditional and quality Thai dishes. If you’re worried about your favourite Thai curry not holding the same amount of spice that you had in Thailand, get ready to be impressed. Thai Mangoes has its very own chilli garden and is ready to make your dish as spicy as you like it (without ruining the flavours, of course). Dine-in, takeaway or cater your next function; whatever you decide, your tastebuds will be happy.
Where: Shop 4/59 6th Avenue, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, QLD.
Bauhinia Chinese Restaurant
Labelled as one of the best Chinese restaurants on the Sunshine Coast, Bauhinia is a family friendly space in a casual dining environment. These moderately priced meals have scents that will make your mouth water before you even have a chance to let the traditional flavours takeover your sense. Duck in Plum Sauce and Szechaun King Prawns are just a couple of the local’s favourite dishes from Bauhinia’s vast menu.
Where: 15 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, QLD.
This modern Korean restaurant has a great reputation among Mooloolaba locals for good reason. Select between various cuts of delicious meats, try and brave the exotic selections of intestine and beef tongue if you dare, and press the bell at your table to order them from your nearest waiter or waitress. Watch the charcoal grill glow red as it gets ready to help you cook your amazing Korean BBQ feast. This fun experience is only overtaken by the taste sensation that hits your mouth with every succulent bite.
Where: 123 Mooloolaba Espl, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, QLD.
Named after the ‘caviar of Asian sauces’, Embassy XO is all about the extra-ordinary. This modern Asian restaurant comes complete with its own lounge bar that is stocked with an impressive wine list and a cocktail menu for even the fussiest of drinks. Open for Yum Cha every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Embassy XO serves up banquets that will fill you up and leave you wishing you could fit more in. Whether you’re hosting a function, enjoying some modern Asian cuisine or having a drink with your mates, Embassy XO seems to have it all.
Where: Cnr Duke St and Bryan St, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, QLD.
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