This last weekend we made a trip up to the Sunshine Coast. Eumundi markets were a bit lame, and the chef at the cafe we went to for breakfast in Noosa completely screwed up one of the orders, but the day was saved by the awesome and really strange looking Ettamogah Pub. Which was where we went for lunch.
And would you believe it? They do a chicken parma. How was it? Picture is below.
I was a bit sneaky this time and went with their Hawaiian chicken parm. It's pretty much the same as a regular parm except it has pineapple on it. The reason why is their regular parm doesn't have shredded ham on it. So it's either have a meal with one ingredient missing, or an extra ingredient. I like tropical pizza, it was an easy decision to make.
At $20.50 the price is in the middle of the ballpark. And the food came out relatively quickly. It was a nice day to sit outside on their balcony (and enjoy the sounds of the motorway go by).
Size: A fairly large piece of chicken. Was nearly too much for me to handle. A good amount of chips too. The salad was small but really who cares. We're not here for that.
Chicken: Cooked well, nice crumbing. Though the chicken was a little thin it's only a minor gripe.
Sauce: Very mild sauce, but I don't think that detracted from the meal. The pineapple brought a lot of extra flavour to the parma. And the mild napoli sauce complimented it very well. There was just the right amount of sauce too. There was also a bit of onion in the sauce which worked perfectly.
Ham: Shaved ham, a good amount of it but not enough to overpower. You got a hit of ham every bite.
Cheese: Nearly covered the whole parm, but if it did that would have been a lot of cheese. A good crusting on the cheese. Cooked very well.
Chips: Probably the weakest point of the meal, the chips were rather boring and needed seasoning. Didn't eat them all.
Salad: Small, but was quite tasty. Had a nice dressing on it that made it quite appetising.
All in all I was impressed with the chicken parm from the Ettamogah Pub. The schnitzel topping was pretty much perfect, they've gotten the balance just right. A thicker chicken breast and some nicer chips and this would certainly be in my top three for the year.
-Dave the Mega-Parm