Moorish Blue is a relatively new addition to the North Sydney dining scene, serving delicious North African cuisine. With a plush and elegant interior, adorned with chandeliers, fairy lights and Moroccan paintings, it was the perfect setting for date night.
We started with the Mutton backstrap, caponata (eggplant stew), fried okra with spiced yoghurt dressing. It's not often seen on menu in Sydney so I was intrigued. The
dish was mouth-wateringly good. The mutton was impeccably cooked and the eggplant mix was filled with flavour and definitely moreish! The gooey inside of the okra goes very well with the yoghurt dressing.
Next was the Za’atar salt & pepper squid with fried egg and lemon. The squid, coated in the very aromatic Za'atar crust was very tender. I loved the inclusion of a fried egg on the dish - the yolk worked as a dipping sauce for the squid.
Continuing with the seafood theme, we got the Wok-fried calamari, pearl couscous, okra and Tunisian paste. The calamari was ridiculously tender and together with the chewy pearl cous cous and okra, it was a great combination of flavours.
My favourite dish of the night was our dessert, the Turkish coffee tiramisu. The tiramisu was so creamy and velvety smooth, and I loved the intensity of the coffee flavour. The crunch of the peanuts and the cranberries added the perfect finishing touches to it. If we weren't so full, we would have ordered a second serving!
Beautiful food with a venue to match, I will definitely be back at Moorish Blue.
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