Moroccan in Mooloolaba

Pictured below are the Moroccan meals we had at Semo’s tonight. Both meals were traditionally cooked In a tagine and served with a choice of saffron rice or cous cous. We both chose cous cous. I had the chicken cooked on the bone with garlic, saffron, fresh coriander and onions, garnished with saffron potatoes and green olives. Roo had Moroccan meatballs with traditional herbs and spices in a rich tomato chemoula finished with a poached egg and fresh coriander. The wine list was uninspired. And since life is too short to drink bad wine, we decided a beer would go well. The James Boag’s hit the spot.

The service was just ok but the food was quite tasty. Possibly a touch on the salty side. I have been complaining of leg cramps lately, so maybe the salt will do me good!

A good feed on the Sunshine Coast

Tonight Andrew and I decided to dine at our favourite restaurant in Mooloolaba, Hot Pippis. Once was not enough; we were both craving a steak our first night in town and we were not disappointed with the fillet steak. I was familiar with the Seafood Curry, Hot Pippis Signature dish as I have had it on two previous visits. Tonight I was once again lucky to taste this most delicious dish. The curry is Thai influenced with coconut milk, peanut and just the right amount of spice. Moreton bay bugs, local prawns, scallops, mussels, snapper and a bit of squid. Culinary bliss point! I highly recommend it.

The Seafood curry, rice and pappadum with a rocket, pear, walnut and blue cheese salad

Desperately seeking downtime

Another day of work (Wednesday) then we are off to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for 5 nights.  A quick break to make a long overdue visit with Roo’s mum and a chance to not have home chores to occupy us.  It’s all work lately and my body threw a fit last week.  A bit of R&R is in order.

I’ve booked an apartment with kitchenette near the beach.  The place is built around a lagoon-style pool and there is a cafe by the water.  I predict walks at the beach, meals in Mooloolaba (Hot Pippis was good last time) and a day in Noosa.  Some markets, some hanging out with Hilda and some reading by the pool.  Maybe visit Mel’s folks. Not much else.  Desperate for downtime.