Recently moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast & wanting to share my experiences of Sunny QLD as I explore the sites! I love food, food, food, oh and travel and lifestyle too!
Have started a blog (still in baby stages) cestbonappetite.com/
Having recently moved to the Sunshine Coast, QLD, we have been blessed with the amazing 'Winters' they have up this end of the country. Although the Queenslanders seem to think it's cold still, my fiancé, mum (who was visiting) and I were amazed by the sun and clear skies over the weekend.
Deciding to take mum to my favourite area of the Sunshine Coast – Sunshine Beach, we ended up trying the Surf Club there for lunch. Set in a perfect position, looking out to the water and coastline, we sat in the sunshine and ordered our meals.
My order: (entree) Wok seared salt & pepper squid served with bok choy, hot sour sauce.
My Fiancé: (burger) Whiting, coleslaw, tomato, lettuce, aioli on turkish bread with chips.
Side serve: Duck fat chips with aioli!
Starting with my meal of squid, it was delicious. So tenderly cooked and not overly salty which can happen sometimes with asian style salt and pepper seasoning. It was simply accompanied with bok choy, which gave a nice crunch alongside the soft squid. The hot sour sauce, which was served on the side, was a thin sauce and was a good match with the squid, although I would have liked a hint more chilli (but that does not suit everyone's taste). I should have asked if they served it as a main size, as I definitely could have eaten more.
We did have a side order of duck fat chips, more so wedges than chips, but they were AMAZING. So really, I didn't need a large size of the squid, but for those of you who do not succumb to fried goods, perhaps another little side dish would fill out the meal as it was only an entrée.
Mum's salad looked fresh and had an even amount of smoked salmon, fetta, onion etc – I had a little taste and the flavours all went really well together – strong, salty flavours, but not too overpowering.
I didn't try my fiancé's whiting burger, but he seemed very content – again, everything looked fresh and not oily, and the aioli was delicious.
Although I have already mentioned them briefly, they were that good I must detail the duck fat chips. These are not the only option of chips, regular ones are available to order from the menu also, but if you want a good, chunky chip which has been cooked in duck fat, you have to order these. They don't come out soaking in oil, and they are accompanied by a thick aioli - so good, but watch out, they are filling!