Hi everyone, it’s Monday again! How was your weekend? I didn’t get as much uni work done as I’d hoped (stress levels increasing exponentially), but it was nice to spend time and chat with my Mum. We headed to Northbridge for lunch and bubble tea on Sunday, and also to buy Chinese groceries. Then watched TV while making an awesome simple dinner! haha. fun times, fun times…
Anyway! We headed to Hippo Creek at Hillarys Boat Harbour for my Nan’s birthday a few weeks ago. It was a great day to go there for lunch! We were blessed with great weather…sunny, yet not too hot, which made the perfect setting for an outdoor lunch.
Hippo Creek serves up South African cuisine – I’ve got no idea whether it’s authentic or not because I’ve never really had SA cuisine before. But the meat here is SO GOOD! They’ve got a pretty interesting menu and it’s quite extensive so diners are pretty spoilt for choice.
After placing our orders, I wandered around a bit to take photos to show you guys what it looks like.
I love the interior of the place – there’s all these little touches that pay homage to Africa, like these wooden hippos. How cute are they?? I just want to bring one home…except that may be a bit obvious, and I have no idea where I would put it! haha. So I left them be…the pair look quite happy together anyway =P
Then our food came!
Oh this was yummy! I don’t usually eat sausages but this was gooooood. The sausage wasn’t those mushy style ones – it had a bite to it and the herbs were really good. The chakalaka sauce was tomato-based nad was full of beans and spice. One word – YUM!
I was super-craving a thick fillet of steak and this. was. SO. GOOD! Definitely satisfied my craving. I ordered the trio of mustards (dijon, wholegrain, hot english) because I’ve been a fan of the combo ever since I tried steak with mustard at Rockpool…it’s like a whole new world opened up for me =P My steak was medium-rare, and it was a little medium in a little part but otherwise it was cooked great, and oh so tender. YUM!
We were all waaaaaaaaaaay too full after all this food. Struggled to (and didn’t finish) the mash on my plate and the fries on Mum’s.
We went for a stroll around the boat harbour to burn off our calories =P haha. It was a nice day…
Seriously couldn’t eat dinner…after all the meat! Oh and who could forget the cake? Gosh…we had that at like 4pm or something because we were all too full from lunch =P haha.
An enjoyable outing with my family on a beautiful day. I’ve been stressed out to the max with the huge workload at uni so even though I didn’t have HEAPS of time that day, and immediately got back to work once we got home, it was still nice to just forget about the stress and enjoy myself. It’s good to have days like that, don’t you think?
Thanks for reading!! Have a great week, everyone! ^^