A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

… on discovering a treasure

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng, image via Wikipedia

Every once in awhile, you have something very nice happen when you least expect it!

There we were, on the coast for some tests, and not very happy about it. We were early, so we decided to find a nearby place for a spot of lunch.

And what a treasure we found! It was just down the street from the clinic, and called “mi sitio”. We decided to sit outside, as we’d had far too few opportunities to do so this year thus far (as you probably know from reading my blog, we’ve had a dreadful spring).

Mi sitio was the third or fourth restaurant in a parade of bars, restaurants and shops. I’m not even sure why we picked that one, but it was probably because it looked just a bit different – and there were no expats sitting there, always a good thing as far as we’re concerned!

The menu was surprising. Not only did it feature the usual Spanish offerings of gazpacho, salads, and so on, it also included a couple of Indonesian dishes, and one or two original dishes. Wow!

We started with a bowl of gazpacho (Kenton) and a media ración of Nasi Goreng (Indonesian rice), which we shared. Both delicious! Then we had a full ración of what was describe as “prawns and aubergines”. What an understatement! That dish turned out to be langoustines wrapped in a very, very thin slice of aubergine, then dipped in a tempura/herb mix and fried quickly in olive oil. They were served with a slightly spicy satay sauce, making for one of the most unusual and delicious new dishes I’ve tried in ages!

Add to that a couple of beers and coffee, all for 23 euros. As Arnie would say,

I’ll be back!


Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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