Happy New Year Everyone! Perhaps a little late, but better late than never I hope?
Getting back into blogging after a hiatus is a bit of a hassle so I’ve been putting it off for a while, but I’m back!! For anyone who follows me on instagram, you’ll probably have noticed that the hiatus was because I went on holidays over the new year period- and it was a blast! More posts about that soon, but I thought I’d start off by blogging about where I headed off to first, which was Cairns.
Cairns was a bit of an unexpected stopover as we’d left it too late to book cheap direct flights from Sydney, so this was the next cheapest option. With a one day stopover, there wasn’t quite enough time to do the typical Cairns tourist things so we wandered around town instead, which wasn’t particularly eventful.
It probably wasn’t the best idea to dine at a milk bar with no air conditioning in the 40 something degree heat, but hey- the pictures on facebook looked appealing!
Colonel Schnitty Burger $7
The menu mostly consists of burgers and hot dogs, with a weekly rotation of burger specials. When we went, the “Colonel Schnitty” was the special of the week and at only $7 for the burger it’s quite a bargain!
The combination of crumbed chicken breast and crunchy slaw seems a little odd at first but it works perfectly. The slaw is of the more creamy type, but seems to pair nicely with the chicken and the soft bun. It’s so good, I almost ordered another one!
Fisherman’s Basket ($16)
I would have happily tried the rest of the burger menu, but unfortunately the rest of the party aren’t particularly keen on burgers. There’s not a particularly extensive selection of food apart from the burgers, so we decided to try the fisherman’s basket which was smaller than we had expected.
The basket is your typical fish and chips shop fare- it comes with battered local mackerel, calamari rings, fish cake, coconut prawns and hot chips.
Spicy Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce ($12)
We’d originally been keen on trying out their fried chicken didn’t have any, so we picked the next closest thing- the buffalo wings. It’s not quite what we’d expected as it’s not very crunchy and we’re not too fond of the sticky sauce, but the blue cheese sauce was something different!
Onion Rings ($6)
Their onion rings are impossibly large- a result of more batter than onion. It’s quite nice when they’re fresh as the batter’s nice and crunchy but it does soften quite quickly!
On the way back to our hotel, we spot this mango tree full of unripe mangoes. If only we had one in our own backyard! 🙂