Noosa places to eat: Chef Peter Kuruvita's seven dishes you must try

QUEENSLAND MUDCRABS , NOOSA BEACH HOUSE

These are big, full, and from just up the road at Tin Can Bay. They are always on our menu when in season and served three different ways; steamed with ginger, chilli, shallot, and doused in this morish sauce, flash fried with black pepper and curry leaf sauce, and served with a refreshing ruby grapefruit and fresh coconut salad, or salt and pepper with a black vinegar dressing. All are served with a bib and finger bowl to encourage you to dive in. See noosabeachhousepk.com.au

MORETON BAY ROCK OYSTERS

Delicious and unique to the area, these oysters are hand harvested and wild grown. The Moreton Bay Rock Oysters farmers live on the island, totally off the grid and have a sustainable fishery they are passionate about. We serve them shucked to order; they are the freshest oysters on the Sunshine Coast.

FRUIT AND VEG, NOOSA FARMERS MARKET

Remember how fruit and vegies used to taste? This is a collective of local farmers and growers who bring sun ripened, sustainable and organic produce, a must for anyone who visits Noosa. See noosafarmersmarket.com.au

NOOSA CANE JUICE

These guys are regulars at the Noosa and Eumundi markets. Cold pressed in front of you and full of goodness, served with ginger and lime or as a passionfruit and mint slushie –  straight from the cane to you.  

See  eumundimarkets.com.au

ROUNDHOUSE ROTI

You don't have to go to Penang to get a great roti chanai, with a selection of different curries these are a great surprise to the person looking for an authentic curry and roti hit.

Also regulars at the markets, they are a local favourite and you watch the roti cook while you wait. Make sure you ask for the chilli chutney.

YUM CHA, EMBASSY XO

This is our regular for a family lunch out. A modern take on yum cha with top quality produce and a sea breeze. Served as a 10-piece banquet, there is also a vegetarian option, all delicious. Crisp pork belly sliders and barbecue duck buns are a favourite with my boys.

See embassyxo.com.au

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MARAGARITA,  VILLAGE BICYCLE

Casual, fun and full of locals, enjoy a great range of tequilas and craft beers to wash down your tacos. The Mezcal Margarita is a must try.

See villagebicyclenoosa.com

Along with Noosa Beach House, Peter Kuruvita also operates Flying Fish on Denarau and Tokoriki Island, Fiji. He has published two cookbooks, with a third on the way and has presented four SBS TV series with a fifth on the way. He is appearing at the 2017 and 50th anniversary Margaret River Gourmet Escape  alongside many other stellar chefs,   November 16-19. See gourmetescape.com.au

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