>> September 2, 2013
I took a short trip to Hamilton Island for the first time and was blown away by how wonderful the little island was. The flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island airport was only 2 hours yet I felt like we were in a different country altogether, somewhere really tropical!
The weather was really beautiful and we made sure to fit in equal time slots of lazing around, watersports, snorkelling and cruising.
The plate of pork ribs looked deceptively small. There was a lot of meat on the plate and I am ashamed to confess that I could not finish it all. The ribs were served on bone and they were soft enough to be cut with a fork and spoon.
The plate of curry was big enough to feed three people! It was an incredibly generous serve and went well with the brown rice. The curry was mild and the pumpkin was soft enough that the thin layer of skin left on the slices wasn't a bother.
I was really full by this stage but could not resist ordering this dessert. Our waiter had casually mentioned that this special dessert of the day was almost sold out for the night and he would have to check with the kitchen if there were any serves remaining. Tossing up between a Sticky Rice dessert or the Donuts, I asked him to please check with the kitchen. Upon his return, he confirmed that there was only ONE serve left. I decided it was fate and ordered the donuts.
It was cute how they were served in the half shell of the coconut. I found the five spice to be very subtle (some might say invisible) but it is hard to critique freshly deep fried donuts that are piping hot in your mouth.
In conclusion, CoCa Chu is the only place that we ate at in Hamilton Island which I would actually recommend visiting. Having said that, there were a few more restaurants on the island which we did not get to try - maybe next time!