The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Fabulous Australian Seafood

August 2, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Fabulous Australian Seafood

Fabulous Australian Seafood

Fabulous Australian Seafood is probably the thing I miss the most living overseas. Good avocados are a close second.  Writing this article is bringing back so many wonderful seafood feasts in the land down under. 🙂

The photo above & in the header was Xmas lunch 2003, I was happy to spend Xmas day alone with my best friend Ziggy (my Doberman) enjoying my beautiful home that I built in 1990. I ate magnificent seafood and washed it down with my favourite white wine from Margaret River in W.A. a Salitage unwooded Chardonay, life could not get much better than this. 🙂

Avocado & fresh prawns

Fabulous Australian Seafood A perfect combination, add some fresh white bread loaded with Gluten. 🙂 This feast was at Edgewater restaurant on the Isle of Capri in Surfers Paradise Australia.

The famous Australian mudcrab

Fabulous Australian Seafood Absolutely delicious & ideal for a long leisurely lunch with a very cold NZ Sauvignon Blanc.

I have caught & eaten hundreds of them.

Fabulous Australian Seafood For 10 years from 1990 I caught a huge numbers from my jetty at 106 Upton St Bundall until they replaced a bridge in Crombie Avenue destroying their breeding grounds.

Mudcrab prices have gone through the roof.

Fabulous Australian Seafood Especially if you buy them at the seafood shop in the Brickworks centre on Ferry Road. $73 a kilo is way above my budget.

Charis seafood at Labrador.

Fabulous Australian Seafood Much cheaper than the brickworks, but don’t be fooled by the price shown here, it was 2010. 🙂

Fresh seafood from Woolworths

Fabulous Australian Seafood My friend Phil Thomson & I enjoyed this great selection from Woolworth’s at Southport Park shopping mall.

Eagles concert Brisbane 1995

Fabulous Australian Seafood My friend Ross Kennedy & I have a seafood feast in the carpark before the concert.

Fabulous Port Macquarie seafood.

Fabulous Australian Seafood It does not get better than this. These oysters were $15 a dozen & the prawns cost $10, both were as good as anywhere in the world.

Hastings River Port Macquarie

Fabulous Australian Seafood All along the NSW coast there are seafood shops just like this.

Mambo Number 5

Fabulous Australian Seafood A little bit of Monica in my life, A little bit of Erica by my side, A little bit of Rita is all I need, A little bit of Tina is what I see…….
This was a fabulous night at the Freeway Hotel in Artarmon in Sydney, wonderful seafood & an abundance of eye candy. 🙂

Sydney Fish Market

Fabulous Australian SeafoodThis wonderful market has every variety of seafood you will ever need, check out their site here.

Murray Cod & Garfish

Fabulous Australian Seafood So fresh they almost jump onto your plate. 🙂

Pony Dining Eagle Street Pier

Fabulous Australian Seafood I usually prefer raw oysters but sometimes I’ll live dangerously. TripAdvisor rate Pony #168 of 3,868 Restaurants in Brisbane. Personally I think they are way too generous.

Baby Barramundi at the Lazy Lobster in Labrador, July 2019.

Fabulous Australian Seafood

I should have ordered the Lobster. 🙂

Seafood Chowder at Omeros Bros.

Fabulous Australian SeafoodCertainly one of the Gold Coast’s best restaurants.

 Fabulous Australian Seafood

We shot this video at Omeros July 2019.

Best prawns I have ever eaten.

Fabulous Australian Seafood Just buy them fresh from the trawlers on the Spit at the Broadwater.

Here are the trawlers

Fabulous Australian Seafood The medium prawns are about $25 a kilo.

I have saved the best for last.

Fabulous Australian Seafood Chevron Island Seafood is the best value on the Coast, I have been a customer for 30 years.

Sometimes I just have prawns & scallops

Fabulous Australian Seafood Cooked to perfection.

Sometimes oysters natural

Fabulous Australian Seafood That’s my friend Frank lurking in the background. 🙂

Other times I have my special dish

Fabulous Australian Seafood A mixture to die for, thanks Warren.

My photos are being seen

Fabulous Australian Seafood

I will have to remind Frank & Warren about the free publicity I am getting for them, surely I deserve a few dozen free oysters? 🙂 🙂 🙂 

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