Ashleigh does Brisbane, culinarily.

The culinary diary of a young lady eating her way through Brisbane (and surrounds).

Fish on Parkyn @ Mooloolaba.
I was in need of a break from the City!
So I took up a weekend escape to Mooloolaba.
After relaxing at The International Mantra Resort, essentially on the beach of Mooloolaba and a Pedi & vino @ The Spa Room (Mooloolaba) Thanks Rachel!
I was at the peak of my R&R.
I used my eatery bible urbanspoon (via iPhone ap) to research local Seafood restaurants, because, what else would you want to eat in such a setting?
Well tbh I personally wasn’t a Seafood eater until this meal. But having metamorphosed from a vegan to a carnivore… I figure, I am capable of anything I set my mind to! And one must expand their palate!
My dining companion informed me this was possibly the best introduction to seafood I could have asked for!
I had a wise idea to walk from Mantra to Fish, using urbanspoon I followed the Googlemaps link and calculated the walking distance to be 1.5kms, excellent I thought. However I didn’t realise the address on Urbanspoon and the address on Googlemaps differed so after an asperous
trek through the boardwalk, dunes and an apartment thoroughfare I realised something was amiss.
So rang Fish and then examined the address on Urbanspoon and realised the technological fail.
Resulting in being 30 odd minutes late for our reservation… but they were by no means in need of a spare table.
Everyone seated seemingly already had their meals dished up, delightful, fast service!
The waiter was absolutely lovely and largely educated on the menu.
The food came out quickly; we felt uber gluttonous when both the mixed entréeand the oysters were placed on our table… But was impressed both aesthetically and culinarily.
The main came out soon after and I was a little hesitant with the bugs, thankfully, my companion de-shelled these for me, as I still have an issue with the association of meat to a living animal. (Including meat still on the bone).
But the mix of the sweet meat of the Moreton Bay Bug and the tang of the lemon grass coconut Thai sauce was a harmonious balance, and so began my affair with Seafood.
The dessert, wow, it was so simple but the taste will remain with me through the ages… If you are unfamiliar with a ‘tortino’ as I was, bless Google, it is alike to moist chocolate mud cake consistency with chocolate pudding oozing from the centre. The accompanying ice crème worked perfectly with the tortino and the candied orange was a welcomed bonus.

The ambience is welcoming and friendly, with white on white decor and friendly staff. The location is peaceful and reminds you, you have thankfully escaped from the bustling city.  

I couldn’t recommend Fish higher; you will always remember your first time and hold it near to your heart…. (Of course referring to my Seafood experience).

Fish on Parkyn
website: fishonparkyn.com.au/
contact: (07) 5444 4711
address: Cnr Parkyn Parade & Pilot Station Rd, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
cuisine: Modern Australian/ Seafood
price range (main): $27.5-$35
dress code: semi-glam because you can!

Saturday 25 June 2011

I ate:
starter Oysters: natural , cucumber, ginger and mirin salsa  
entrée
entrée platter (parmesan crumbed oysters, prawn, chicken & water chestnut spring roll – peanut nahn prik, petuna smoked ocean trout bruschetta, salt & pepper squid – vietnamese salad)
main grilled moreton bay bugs, kafir lime, lemon grass coconut thai sauce, asian cashew nut salad, jasmine rice
dessert
soft centred chocolate tortino, english marmalade ice crème, candied orange

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