Surprisingly good food
I THOUGHT I’d share my experience of a newly opened takeaway in Port Douglas during a recent trip there between Christmas and New Year.
The name of the takeaway is The Hot Pot.
While walking along the main street I noticed a sign that offered the promise of “Port’s best pizza, burgers, fish and chips ... and much, much more”.
As someone who lives in Sydney’s Surry Hills, minutes from the Italian quarter in East Sydney - a bevvy of brilliant burger joints such as Grill’d and Burgerlicious and the Sydney Fish Markets - I thought I’d give it a try.
I must admit I wasn’t expecting much - but how wrong I was.
So much so that after ordering one of the most mouth-watering burgers I’ve had in my life for lunch, I went back that evening to order a pizza and was delighted to find it too rated among the best I’ve had (apparently they even make their own pizza bases).
I just couldn’t resist going back the next evening to complete the hattrick.
This time, the beer-battered fish and chips, and yet again it was right up there.
The amazingly light and seemingly oil-less batter even snapped, rather than crumbled and flopped when bitten.
Yet, the fish was still moist and obviously very, very fresh.
I don’t know if they catch their own fish too, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
A huge congratulations to Adrian, Pip and the Hot Pot crew for making an otherwise uneventful (but very restful and enjoyable) trip to Port Douglas one to savour for years to come.
Happy customer: the newly-opened Hot Pot hit the spot