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Hog’s Breath Cafe

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Before leaving for Gold Coast, we were told to check out various food places and one of them, was Hog’s Breath. Reputed to serve prime rib steaks in Australia (I quote, “there’s not a more tender, mouth-watering steak to be found anywhere), I had high expectations of Hog’s Breath.

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Deep-fried calamari

Our starter of fried calamari was nothing to shout about. In fact, it was very ordinary and the deep-fried versions from Chinese restaurants tasted better. The batter here was soggy and heavy, and hardly did justice to the calamari.

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Aussie Prime Rib

We shared an Aussie Prime Rib – Traditional Cut (AUD34.95). There is also a Lite Cut going for AUD27.95. The chargrilled prime rib (450gm) came topped with a fried egg, two crispy bacon rashers and smoked BBQ sauce.

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Good portion

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While portion was generous, the prime rib was nowhere near the best steak I’ve eaten. The meat was cooked to medium with a juicy pink centre, but it was under seasoned. If you like your steaks to have a slightly rough texture, this might be for you.

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Medium doneness

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Sorry, I don’t think so!

Overall, it was an average dining experience and for a place that takes pride in its steaks, this didn’t cut it for me. I’ve had better steaks in KL.

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Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 5.5/10
Food: 5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: It wasn’t “the best a steak can get”.

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Hog’s Breath Café
3 Cavill Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD
(07) 5527 5554.


10 Responses

  1. hog’s breath sort of a chain restaurant, prob good enough for a casual meal but nothing more. If you want good steaks, you have to go to Moo Moo..

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks for the tip! Don’t know if I want to go back to GC. Sydney, definitely. :)

    2. downsys

      Can’t disagree with @lotsofcravings. Hog’s breath is just so-so although pretty good value for money. Haven’t tried Moo Moo though. Sounds interesting.

      1. Bangsar Babe

        I guess the people who recommended Hog’s Breath to me didn’t know about Moo Moo. :shock:

  2. heheh, i’m a sucker for restaurants with funky names though. i wonder though, if steaks are the specialty here, why not name it “bull’s breath” instead of “hog’s breath” :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha! Ya hor…!! :D

  3. Kash

    Not a fan of steak but porky…..any time!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I like them both. ;)

  4. Come to melbourne and I will show what good steaks we have!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Lol ok! Will call you if I’m going there. :)

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