5 Dishes You Couldn’t Live Without

By aj james
19th May 2012

Endless eating. Now there's a happy thought… No end in sight, no limit, no food comas and no jeans that begin to tighten, forcing you to switch to sweat pants because "they're all that fit me right now".

We asked a fistful of foodies to name their top five local dishes they'd never like to end. Here's to never seeing a clean plate/ bottom of a bowl again!  


Sarah Hodges: Property co-ordinator, road trip enthusiast and one very fun dinner party guest.
Asian Chicken Salad, Harveys

Calamari and Duck Ragu (plates side by side), Beccofino

Sticky pork spare ribs, Cross Town Eating House

Medium rare Eye fillet, with baked potato and a double serve of mushroom sauce, Morrison Hotel

Sweet Potato fries, Peter's at Southport

Benjamin Forbes: guitar and vocals, Little Casino Band. Also employed in marketing and dolphin training for Tangalooma Resort.
Cape Grim sirloin, cinnamon du puy lentils, golden shallots and kale,
Mondo Organics

Mediterranean Turkish, Le bon Choix 

Spiced chicken pizza with eggplant, rocket & tahini sauce, Mecca Bah

Free range poached eggs with tomatoes and herbs, Anouk

Quesadillas, La Quinta

Lucy Babbage: the coolest final year creative writing student at QUT and marketing co-ordinator at Easton Pearson.
Buttermilk and ricotta pancakes with fruit compote and maple syrup,
Thynne Road Deli & Café

Ham and gruyere brioche and a cappuccino, Choquette

Fontina, tomato and basil toastie, Flamingo

Grilled mushroom with rocket, lemon and truffle oil on sourdough, E'cco Bistro

Note! You can make that at home thanks to Phil's book!

Chicken Roti canai, Ipoh Laksa

No one makes roti like Ricky! A recipe from his mum.

Sandy Cavill: international food scout, maritime adventurer and architect.
Bouillabaisse with rouille & bread,
Survey Co, Burnett Lane

Salsiccie Pizza, Beccofino

The Mitchell Burger, Small St Bistro

Rib on the bone with colcannon, Merthyr Bowls Club

Lamb and rosemary pie, Jocelyn's Provisions

Alison Kubler: art consultant/curator, mistress of a lovely lamb dish, and wonder mum to three of the coolest, creative and cute kids around town.  
Zucchini fritters, Bar Alto

Homemade pappardelle with goat ragú, Bar Alto

Dark-crusted beef brisket with 'slaw' and flour tortillas, Public

Sand crab lasagne, Il Centro

Fish finger sandwich, Pearl Café

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