Almost orgasmic

Monday, November 17, 2014 Permalink

Whatever you think this post is about… I’m afraid you’re wrong. Alas.

Despite my antipathy toward any sort of travel (whether it be 2hrs by car or 20 hours by plane) I headed to the Sunshine Coast on Friday to join some college / Uni friends for an early celebration of my sister-in-law’s 50th birthday.

A fabulous time was had by all: it was great to see everyone again; our host’s canal-front place was lovely; and her kind hubby took us out on their boat for an afternoon¬†adventure.

Even my toes are fat! :-(

Even my toes are fat! ūüôĀ

It was a stunning day, but the almost-orgasmic experience came later. At dinner.

As a non-foodie I’m generally as excited by hot chips from the local fish and chip shop as I am by food at ‘hatted’ restaurants.

Indeed, the shudder of anticipation I get before and during my hot chip consumption is something I cherish so much I do it way more often than I should. Despite the post coital consumption malaise.

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One of my Twitter personalities after a steak and home-made chips dinner.

We were dining at a¬†Caloundra restaurant, Tides Waterfront Dining. As a coeliac I’d checked out the website earlier in the week for gluten-free options.¬†Fortunately I’d also emailed as I was advised the online menu was out of date and they had stacks more on offer. In fact, on arrival our¬†friendly (but busy) waiter was able to tell me that almost everything could be prepared gluten-free. #Yay

Everyone enjoyed their food, but my entree was something else.

I was taken aback when I saw it on the menu…

Pork belly fairy floss (with tzatziki and romesco)

Pork belly¬†fairy floss… Naturally¬†What the fuck?!¬† was my first reaction, before being sufficiently intrigued ask¬†if it was gluten-free. (Which it was.)

I had no idea what to expect. But even I had, I would have been wrong because it looked like this:

pork belly fairy floss

However, it was the best frigging thing I have EVER tasted. Like ever! (In case you were confused!)

The fluffy flossy shapes literally melted in your mouth leaving the most succulent pork belly taste. Three of us at the table had it and none of us were able to describe exactly what it was we were eating or why we were in love. But we were all guaranteed to rave about it for days, weeks, or years after.

So now I’m back home and again satiating my desires with hot chips and similar I’ll fondly look back on that night of passion… that night of pork belly¬†fairy floss.

Have you ever had a truly orgasmic (or really bloody good!) meal?

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  • Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    November 17, 2014

    Deb, I would love to try this, your description is fabulous!
    I’m imagining it would be similar to the pork floss that John’s mum makes, but deliciously better. Since marrying into a Chinese family, I’ve tried many things that sound or look really bad, but end up tasting really good. You just have to be a bit brave.
    And I could absolutely handle an afternoon out on a beautiful boat xx

    • Debbish
      November 17, 2014

      Yes, it was an unexpected bonus – the boat trip. Although I live at the beach I hadn’t been on a boat in years and years! I actually get sick on large boats but am fine on small boats. (Go figure?!)


  • Bec @ The Plumbette
    November 17, 2014

    Gosh that does sound good! Doesn’t look like what I thought it would but I love pork belly all the same and would have ravished the meal. The last good meal I had was with my hubby the night before we had Phoebe. We were celebrating my birthday and the food was incredible. I wish we ate out more but we are in a season with little kids and a bub that doesn’t allow us to indulge too often. Will have to check out that restaurant at Caloundra next time we holiday up there and Phoebe is old enough to be babysat.

    • Debbish
      November 17, 2014

      It was definitely amazing and I’m rarely impressed by food that’s not just part of a coping mechanism!

  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    November 17, 2014

    Your toes are gorgeous so be nice to them, and yourself! I would totally have tried that too – thanks for linking

    • Debbish
      November 17, 2014

      I know… pork belly fairy floss… how can anyone resist that?!

  • 26 Years and Counting
    November 17, 2014

    That sounds really interesting!!

  • Jess
    November 17, 2014

    Sounds amazing! So curious to try it! PS you don’t have fat toes haha

    • Debbish
      November 17, 2014

      Delicious… and I’m sure I do… ūüôā

  • This Charming Mum
    November 17, 2014

    Wowee! They do come up with some pretty bizarre names for meals like this these days don’t they? We went to one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants – Maze in London – one time. We saved up all our pennies on an otherwise frugal trip and made it our anniversary night out. It still stands as the most amazing combination of flavours EVER. And whether that was actually truly our best meal ever, or whether it was just in comparison to the baked beans we were eating the rest of the time, it’s lovely to have that special food memory.

    • Debbish
      November 18, 2014

      Oh yes… I don’t usually appreciate the ‘good’ stuff as much as I should and am usually just as happy with the baked beans. (Actually not baked beans, but you know what I mean!) ūüôā

  • hugzillablog
    November 18, 2014

    Oh Em Gee my husband would die and go to heaven. I’m not going to mention it to him because I know that his next birthday meat cake will involve this!

    • Debbish
      November 18, 2014

      Yes and I can’t even give you any pointers cos they said it was a ‘secret recipe’. Like KFC herbs and spices… but different!

    November 18, 2014

    I need to eat this now.

  • JodiGibson (@JFGibsonWriter)
    November 18, 2014

    Well I never! Hubby would love that, he’s a huge pork belly fan, although it may not be a large enough serve for him! The best thing I’ve had recently was the Pecan Pie I had in Memphis in September. To. Die. For. I felt so sick afterwards because it was so rich and sweet, but gooooooossshhhh it was gooooooooood!

    • Debbish
      November 18, 2014

      It’s strange isn’t it, that something can be so ridiculously delicious. That’s certainly how I was feeling last weekend. I’m not sure I’d experienced it to that level before!

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