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Authentic Asian food precinct in Surfer’s Paradise gets a new name

Chop Chop, a new Gold Coast food destination

One of the Gold Coast’s most exciting new dining experiences has a brand new name – CHOP CHOP, the developers of the  precinct are creating an authentic laneway experience in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise.  The new Hawker Lane style foodie mecca is a much needed addition for Cavill Avenue which over the years have seen its ups and downs.  With a growing population and an influx of tourists this new precinct will attract customers of all kinds.

When completely fitted out, CHOP CHOP Surfers Paradise will be home to 28 street food vendors with the facades of the shops mimicking an Asian hawkers marketplace. Here, diners are able to choose between a bounty of international cuisines including Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Indian – to name a few.

The precinct, announced earlier this year, has been rebranded after a change of management with the Denwol Group taking the reins of the development. Denwol Group owner Phillip Wolanski says the announcement comes at an opportune time as the precinct gears up for its grand opening this spring.

“Street food precincts are all about colour, energy, having fun and of course, top quality food,” said Wolanski.

“The name CHOP CHOP captures those qualities in a simple and well-known phrase. Anyone who has visited a traditional Asian-style street food precinct knows they are a fast-paced environment that leave diners buzzing and CHOP CHOP SurfersParadise is certainly fitting of its new name.” he said

Denwol have committed a large amount of capital to the development of CHOP CHOP Surfers Paradise and therefore will reconfigure and revitalise Surfers Paradise dining.

The precinct will become a culinary destination for Gold Coast gourmets and visitors to the city seeking out a foodie experience reminiscent of the bustling hawker-style food lanes in Shanghai, Istanbul, Hanoi and other locations around the world.

A total of 11 tenants including Sharetea, Ramen Danbo, Touch of India, Yum Cha Noodle Haus, Sushi Ave, Rice Vs Noodle, Korean Kitchen along with newly opened Hotcakes House, Fruit Bang, Bali in Paradise and Ace Thai are currently operating in the precinct, with Dumpling Ma Ma set to open next week. Sky Restaurant which boasts a traditional Yum Cha menu, also operates from the centre.

“We are proud to announce an incredible line up of tenants for the CHOP CHOP precinct with each tenant bringing their own style to a unique offering,” said Wolanski.

“With such a vast range of cuisines represented at the precinct, CHOP CHOP is set to become an experience unlike any other on the Gold Coast.”

With the remaining shop fit-out’s underway, the precinct will celebrate its official launch with a colourful grand opening weekend in spring with traditional Asian entertainment, including Chinese lion dancing, lantern painting and more. Complete with the sights and smells of Asia, the hub will provide diners with delicious, authentic cuisine, great value and an electric atmosphere where food is cooked before customer’s eyes.

From delicious BBQ duck, rice paper rolls and laksa to ramen, dumplings, dim sims, roti and rice noodles, CHOP CHOP will house the best of Asian cuisine in the one location, giving diners the opportunity to pick and choose from their favourite tenders.

Guests will have the option of indoor seating, alfresco dining or they can embrace the vibe and pull up a chair at one of the communal tables. Decked out with textured tiled flooring, dark timber panels, ambient lighting and an array of traditional Asian ornaments, CHOP CHOP will be inspired by Oriental architecture, including an Asian beer and sake bar.


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