Australia & NZ 2011 (20 March)

The morning after the BBQ, as most days spent in the Gold Coast, I ignored my alarm and decided to sleep in a bit. That means waking up at 7:30 instead of 6, and therefore missing the 8 am meditation session. But that was alright. A banana, a workout and a healthy breakfast (apples, bananas, almonds and yogurt) made it up for it.

We made it to the 11 am session and then decided to have BBQ leftovers for lunch. There were lots of beef and lamb steaks, a couple of sausages, and a bit of potato salad. A salad of baby spinach, tomato, basil and lemon juice that we had at our apartment completed the meal.

After the afternoon session we went to get dinner. A bunch of friends went to the Thai restaurant we had been two nights ago, but we wanted something different. Other people went to a fish & chips place that is probably not bad, but I wanted to try a fish taco restaurant called Wahoo’s, only because the sign outside says “fast, fresh, healthy”. I know, I’m a victim of marketing.

Wahoo's

Wahoo’s

The place is basically a fast food (in a non mass-produced sense) restaurant for surfers. Two “chef’s specials” blackboards on top of the drinks display announced margarita and vodka-mango slushies for $5 and local beers for $3.50. Great value, but I wasn’t in the mood for alcohol.

Wahoo's

Wahoo’s drinks

I just wanted something healthy to eat, and I found it in the menu between burgers, nachos and wild wings. Alvaro and I shared a fish bowl (served on a bed of rice with fresh slow cooked black beans and fresh salsa) and a Wahoo’s salad with fish (fresh green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, topped with cheese and salsa).

I must admit I was disappointed with the meal. The fish (pangasus, I think) in both dishes was completely tasteless and gelatinous. The salad was pretty plain. The beans, rice, salsa and sour cream in the bowl were alright. At least dinner was cheap and felt fresh.

Fish bowl

Fish bowl ($9.75)

Wahoo's salad with fish

Wahoo’s salad with fish ($7.95)

We ate our meal outside and couldn’t help noticing the sign in the shop next door: hand-made gelato. Exactly what we needed to give our taste buds a treat. Gelateria Dolce Follia has a nice selection of gelato and a few sorbet flavours, but I didn’t need much time to know what I wanted: a scoop of Nutella. Alvaro got a scoop of honey-macadamia. We headed back to meditate until we could not keep ourselves awake anymore.

Gelato

Gelato

Gelato

Gelato

Wahoo’s Fish Taco of Australia
2/1726 Gold Coast Highway
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
(07) 5520 4477

Gelateria Dolce Follia
1/1726 Gold Coast Highway
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
0416 049 418

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