DINING OUT: Food Moods and how to Satisfy them
In the mood for something delicious? Read on
Published 13 September

Some days you’re feeling super-healthy, other days you just want to let it all go and indulge. It’s natural, we get it! From comfort food classics to lean, green and everything in between, we’ve got the answer to your next big craving.

Ever been struck by that feeling that you just have to eat a very certain something, like now? You can’t think straight, you have no patience for options, you’re on a mission!

When it comes to food cravings, our body and mind can be a very powerful and persuasive duo, convincing us – with great urgency – that we simply must eat that pizza, cake, salad or smoothie that our body craves.

The good news is, no matter what kind of mood takes you, we’ve got a big, delicious world of flavours and cravings to explore. Hungry for something super-specific? Heed the call, follow your mood and satisfy your craving right here at Robina Town Centre. 

 

In the Mood for… Classic Comfort Food

In the category of classic comfort food, there’s usually one thing that unites them all: carbohydrates, and plenty of them. From pies, pizza and pasta to fries, noodles and mash, carbs have the power to truly satisfy. Science says that carbs increase the amount of mood-boosting serotonin in the brain, which means that carbs really do equal happiness! Hard week? Broken heart? When you’re in the mood for comfort don’t fight it, get your carb fix and feel the joy.

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Bucking Bull

Cafe Campanile 

Mad Asian Kitchen & Bar 

 

In the Mood for… Hot and Spicy

When it comes to being addictive, spice is up there as one of the most powerful food groups. Maybe it’s the mood-boosting endorphin hit, maybe it’s the risk of the unknown – whatever it is, spicy food sure knows how to deliver an instant, legal rush that some of us just keep going back for. When your mood is screaming ‘spice!’ there are plenty of options to satisfy the urge, from Indian curries and Thai salads to spicy fried chicken and Mexican beans. And if it doesn’t quite hit the mark, just ask for an extra serve of kimchi, chilli, salsa or sriracha on the side.

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Guzman Y Gomez

Divya Indian 

Muso Ramen and Gyoza

In the Mood for… Green and Healthy

Veggies and salad aren’t usually the first things to spring to mind when you mention the word “craving,” but there are definitely times when your body will crave healthy food – especially so if you’ve just done a massive workout or if you’ve spent a bit too much time off the healthy eating wagon. If it’s been a while, sometimes even a bowl of steamed broccoli can seem like a revelation. In most cases, your healthy food craving is your body’s way of signalling a nutrient deficiency – so tuck in to those greens.

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Little Viet Rolls 

Seeds of Life 

The Coffe Club 

 

In the Mood for… Fish and Seafood

From sushi to pokè, mussels to oysters and even good old fish and chips, there are endless ways to enjoy the ocean’s bounty, if that’s what you’re craving. Wonderfully versatile and adaptable, fish and seafood marry up beautifully with a range of different cuisines and are high in protein and nutrients, and chock-full of health-giving omega-3 fatty acids, which are said to boost brain function, balance moods and reduce depression. Feeling flat? Could be time for a fish fix.

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Hero Sushi

Mad Asian 

 

In the Mood for… Something Sweet

After all the uncertainty of the year so far, it sure is nice to be able to return to some of the food rituals we love. If you’re someone with a sweet tooth, then the idea of heading out with a pal for a serious sugar binge is a sure way to hit the spot. The great thing is, sweet cravings can be satisfied in a million different ways – we’re thinking coffee and cake, decadent desserts, cookies and donuts, frappes and thick shakes, maple-drizzled pancake stacks and all things chocolate… are you in the mood yet?

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Mark Daniels Patisserie 

Giardina Gelati

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar

 

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