See inside the Star Gold Coast’s new restaurant, Uncle Su

The Star Gold Coast will soon have several new dining and entertainment venues for locals and tourists to enjoy, with the first one now open!

Uncle Su has officially opened its doors to the public, offering a delicious blend of Cantonese style favourites with a selection of signature Beijing and Szechuan dishes.

The restaurant is affectionately named after Executive Chef Song Yao Su, with the menu inspired by his cultural heritage and authentic Chinese family traditions.

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Chef Song’s signature Peking Duck is a must-try, while other menu highlights include clams served in Chef Song’s secret XO sauce and a specialty Dim Sum menu full of beloved classics like Char Siu Bao and Siu Mai which are handmade to order each day.

Chef Song said each dish is made with considered precision and the finest locally-sourced produce.

“Just as I grew up eating and cooking with my own family, my dishes at Uncle Su are uncomplicated and authentic, making the most of the amazing seafood and produce that Queensland has to offer,” Chef Song said.

“Whether you’re relaxing in the lounge bar, gathering with loved ones in a booth or taking a seat at the kitchen counter, I’m so excited to be extending my family’s dinner table to friends, old and new.”

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Tea will also be an integral part of the Uncle Su experience, with a dedicated tea connoisseur on hand to guide diners through the extensive menu and provide insight into the deep history, traditions and flavours of the tea.

The contemporary dining area, designed by Plus Architecture, features Chinese design elements and bespoke handcrafted materials like oversized lanterns, a golden money tree and koi fish motifs, all bathed in a sea of red, gold, cool ocean blue and jade green.

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Uncle Su also offers 5 private dining rooms seating up to 12 guests allowing for a more intimate and personal dining experience, as well as a semi private room that can be booked for functions up to 36 guests.

Uncle Su is open for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday. To find out more, visit:

Parmy Army

1029 Hot Tomato’s Parmy Army names best chicken parmigiana on the Gold Coast

Chicken Parmigiana lovers from across the Gold Coast came together on Thursday for a taste tour like no other.

Galey, Emily Jade & Christo’s Parmy Army jumped aboard a Palmer’s Coaches bus and visited eight foodie hotspots across the city in search of the best parmigiana.

It was hoped the crumbed chicken crawl might cure Galey’s addiction to parmigiana, but it may have just further cemented his love for the pub classic.

“I’m going to go my hardest not to have one for a long time. But the good thing is I now know where all the good ones are,” he said on-air this morning.

See how the day unfolded in the video below:

As for which parmy was the best, the radio hosts left the decision up to their Parmy Army of listeners.

“After we ate each parmigiana at the amazing eight locations, we asked our Parmy Army to vote for which parmigiana they thought was the best,” said Emily Jade.

“It was really close,” said Galey.

“But the winner of the best parmy, as voted by the Parmy Army, was North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club for their Troppo Parmy that had pineapple, a mango salsa with coconut prawns. The chicken was amazing and the view even better!” Emily Jade announced.

Here’s what Galey, Emily Jade & Christo thought of the other parmys they taste tested on the day:

  • Club Parkwood – “Oh my god their parmageddon was as big as they had promised”
  • HarbourVue Tavern – “The freshness was amazing there” and “Shannon there reckons he has made over 312,000 parmigianas in his time at HarbourVue”
  • Helensvale Tavern – “The shaved ham, that was different to all the other parmys”
  • Emerald Lakes Golf Club – “You could cut through it with a spoon” and “It was so soft and juicy”
  • The Star Gold Coast – “They changed it up for us and we had the Mexican one which was amazing with the little balls on the top, the jalapeno balls”
  • Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club – “They had little packs for us with quickeze and probiotics to help us through” and “Their parmy melted in the mouth too”
  • Tallai Country Golf Club – “That was an epic way to end with just platters of parmys” and “Beautifully cooked and size matters out there at Tallai”

Take a listen to a wrap up of the Parmy Army taste tour below:


New Chinese restaurant ‘Uncle Su’ to open at The Star Gold Coast

A new flagship Cantonese restaurant is coming to The Star Gold Coast in October.

Uncle Su will be located at the entryway to The Star’s new tower opening later this year, and will offer an impressive rendition of classic Cantonese cuisine, created with local Australian ingredients and a coastal twist.

The menu has been curated by Executive Chef Song Yao Su – after which the restaurant is affectionately named – who has perfected his craft over 35 years working in the world’s finest restaurants.

Live seafood will be the real star of the show, with guests to be greeted by a spectacular display of fish tanks, filled with locally-sourced lobsters and crabs.

Queensland groper, barramundi, abalone and coral trout will also be heroed throughout the menu, all sourced in accordance with The Star’s evolving sustainable seafood strategy, aiming to provide seasonal choices, a lessened environmental impact and support to local fisheries.

Diners can also look forward to Chef Song’s Peking duck, marinated in his own secret sauce for 24 hours before being roasted and cooked to perfection, that will be served and carved at the table.

The restaurant will also feature a tantalising specialty Dim Sum menu, full of classic and loved dishes made to order – such as a char siu bao, a fluffy steamed bun bursting with delicious Chinese BBQ pork, or siu mai made with Australian pork and prawn meat and topped with Australian abalone.

Tea will be an integral part of the Uncle Su experience, with a tea connoisseur on hand to guide diners through the extensive menu and provide insight into the deep history, traditions and flavours of the tea.

Artist impression of the entrance at Uncle Su. PHOTO: Supplied

Chef Song said, “I’m thrilled to open the doors to Uncle Su and extend my dining table to friends, new and old. I feel so fortunate to cook in this beautiful part of the world, with access to some of the best seafood and produce the country has to offer.”

The Star Gold Coast’s COO, Jessica Mellor said after a difficult 18 months for the local hospitality industry, we are proud to launch the next restaurant that forms part of our continuing investment in the resort.

“Uncle Su will be a restaurant for any occasion, to be enjoyed by family and friends of all generations; a place of warmth and laughter, good times and even better food. Exactly what we have all longed for over the past year,” she said.

“With further concepts set to open in the near future, The Star Gold Coast is proud to deliver an inspiring and ever-growing food precinct that reflects the cultural diversity of our community and creates continued opportunities for local hospitality talent.”

Artist impression of the private dining room at Uncle Su. PHOTO: Supplied

Further details on the launch of Uncle Su will be announced soon.


WATCH: Sink your teeth into Can-Do Wagyu at The Star Gold Coast

Calling all steak lovers! The Star Gold Coast has beefed up their menu with Can-Do Wagyu.

Members will be able to enjoy the exquisite flavours of wagyu in an array of delicious dishes, available across the property until August 15.

Director of Culinary & Events Dustin Osuch told myGC Can-Do Wagyu is a chance for Gold Coasters to savour the unique taste and tenderness of the world’s best beef without the price tag.

“Wagyu is an amazing piece of beef that you don’t often get to eat,” he said.

“I think most people overlook it on menus, so we wanted to bring it to the forefront.

“It is something that Australia does really well, it’s one of the best in the country, so we wanted to highlight it on our menus and offer our guests this amazing experience to taste one of the world’s best pieces of beef.”

Learn more about Can-Do Wagyu at The Star Gold Coast in the video below:

Here are the member-only specials available across Garden Kitchen & Bar, Food Quarter and Sports Bar for Can-Do Wagyu:

Garden Kitchen & Bar
Treat yourself to one (or both!) of these mouth-watering 2-course menus for $49.90! It’s a dining experience to savour for lunch or dinner on operating days.

Menu 1
Available 5th July – 25th July
· Entrée – House Smoked Tasmanian Salmon, miso mayonnaise, picked eschalot, bread crisp, picked leaves
· Main – Macquarie Downs MB3+ Wagyu Rib Fillet, King brown mushroom sauce, arugula, shaved parmesan
· Dessert – Add Sticky Date Pudding for only $5 extra per person

Menu 2
Available 26th July – 15th August
· Entrée – Hiramasa Kingfish Ceviche, Truffle vinaigrette, witlof, horseradish cream
· Main – Macquarie Downs MB3+ Wagyu Rib Fillet, Caramelised onion puree, kipfler, Brussels sprouts
· Dessert – Add Sticky Date Pudding for only $5 extra per person

Menu 1 at Garden Kitchen & Bar for Can-Do Wagyu. PHOTO: Supplied

Food Quarter
Time your visits to Food Quarter to try both of these tempting Wagyu specials for just $29.90.

Menu 1
Available 5th July – 25th July
Chargrilled Wagyu Sirloin with confit garlic mash, tomato relish, broccolini and jus

Menu 2
Available 26th July – 15th August
Chargrilled Wagyu Sirloin with herb roasted chat potatoes, green beans and garlic cream

Sports Bar
Two pub favourites have been given a delicious Wagyu make-over for only $19.90.

Menu 1
Available 5th July – 25th July
Wagyu Meatball Sub with pickles and mozzarella served on garlic bread rolls with fries

Menu 2
Available 26th July – 15th August
Wagyu Brisket Burger with sweet and spicy BBQ sauce, pickles, coleslaw, fries and a jalapeno popper

Menu 1 at Sports Bar for Can-Do Wagyu. PHOTO: Supplied

For more information on Can-Do Wagyu at The Star Gold Coast, visit:

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by The Star Gold Coast.


Macca’s is slinging 50c Big Macs across the whole country today!

McDonald’s is celebrating turning 50 years old in Australia by flogging 50 cent Big Macs across the whole country today.

Not going to lie, I’m more of a McChicken lover, but honestly who is going to knock back a Big Mac for 50 cents?

The iconic burgers are on sale at all Macca’s stores across the country for one day only and are available for purchase via the MyMaccas’s app.

However, you better be quick as stocks are limited to the first 500,000 orders.

“The Big Mac is an Aussie icon, customer favourite and one of our most popular menu items, universally loved for its 100% Aussie beef patties and signature Big Mac sauce,” McDonald’s Australia Marketing Manager Amanda Nakad said.

“As a way to thank our customers for their continued support over the last 50 years, we are excited to launch one of our best-value deals to date with this 50 cent Big Mac offer.”

More than 1.1 billion Big Macs have been sold in Australia since the doors opened to the first restaurant in 1971.