Have you had the good fortune to experience Buderim's newest modern Asian restaurant yet? Dee Den - Something Different is cosily housed within an 'old' Queenslander, just up from the Buderim Tavern and alongside everyone's favourite coffee spot, Rue Bourbon.
Guests to Dee Den will be delighted to discover a welcoming and character-filled interior with a well-stocked bar area, local distillers included - perfect for a cocktail or pre-dinner drink; a well-lit and spacious interior dining area as well as an outdoor deck for those who prefer to dine out in the open.
The name 'Dee Den' comes from a Thai phrase that loosely translates to 'standing out' or 'the odd one out', which is the inspiration behind this trendy restaurant. The food that Dee Den serves up is a little out-of-the-ordinary, never dull and of course, totally delicious. Guests can look forward to familiar flavours within Dee Den's cuisine, but there will always be a touch extra that will make you go 'hey, that's something different!
Our initiation into Dee Den was with weekend takeaways. I loved that we could pre-order whilst the restaurant was still closed and be notified at 'opening time' that our meals were ready to collect. The on-line ordering system was easy to negotiate and the automated email responses provided reassuring feedback that our meals were on track.
Dee Den's menu is a playful blend of all good things ...
Dee Den's menu promises a playful blend of spices mixed together with a communal sharing of meals among friends and family - they give it a shake up and add a dash of reckless creativity and voilą, we have an Asian-inspired menu that's unique and something different.
Our choice for lunch was 'Roasted Half Duck', which included 'caramelised mandarin, brussel sprouts and crispy shredded ginger' and my all-time favourite 'Chicken Cashew Nut Stir-Fry' with 'onion, capsicum, shallots and roasted chilli jam' - meals fit for a takeaway banquet!
Diners have a choice of small, medium and large-sized meals; gluten-free options; vegetarian and/or vegan options - the variety is seemingly endless. Can't decide what to choose? Dee Den even have a foodie fun interaction map, perfect to 'play' and get you started on a taste adventure of your own choosing.
A foodie fun interaction map to get you started on a taste adventure of your own ... Image: www.deeden.com.au
Our first experience to Dee Den was the appetiser, a taste sampler of the degustation delights to follow. Our plan is to re-visit Dee Den and to take up their 'dining-in' options, either for lunch or for dinner and to experiment with their out-of-this-world taste sensations - a foodie adventure to look forward to.
Celebrate a special occasion at Dee Den - Image: Dee Den FB
Dee Den is available to celebrate your special occasion the only way they know how - with heaps of food, a selection of speciality drinks and plenty of laughter. To view the 'Event and Function Packages' please follow the highlighted link. Looking for that perfect gift? Why not give a 'Gift Voucher' to the lucky recipient to celebrate their very own taste adventure. Gift Vouchers may be purchased online here or the actual physical voucher is available for purchase at the restaurant.
Dee Den is proving to be an extremely sought-after dining destination in Buderim and making a reservation in advance would be prudent, to avoid the possible disappointment of missing out. Bookmark the details for Dee Den to enjoy something a little unique and something a little bit different.
Dee Den, one of Buderim's most popular dining destinations