Food in Oz

‘Traditional Aussie Food’…BBQ Sausages. Basically meat is aussie food…or maybe vegemite…but even still, that’s hit or miss. I’ve had Kangaroo on a couple occasions which has actually been better than I thought. It doesn’t ‘taste like chicken’ but it has good flavour and a tolerable texture. Oz probably also has the 2nd most fish and chip joints in comparison to the UK. Most serve ‘reef fish’ which sounds aussie enough to me. I’ve only tried a couple places but it’s been a great meal every time.

That’s all good fun, but what food will really ‘remind me of Oz’? Rice cakes and flavoured tuna. I’m sure I’ve already spoken about my favourite meal, but once again…Great flavors: Mexican, Italian, Moroccan, sweet corn, seedy mustard, balsamic, Japanese, sundried tomato, etc. easy open tab, low price and calorie. Extra thing corn cakes with soy, linseed, and chia…and you have brunch/dinner. I even splurged last week and got avocado and cucumber to throw in to the mix. I also got green pepper…which is actually ‘capsicum’ in Australia because green pepper would just be too easy.

I also went to subway where they have $5 6 inch subs as a deal (just an ounce of perspective compared to five dollar foot longs). 7/11 is probably the only place with drip coffee for $1…McDonalds is 3.50 for what is a size small at home. I can’t remember if I’ve already said this but the rotisserie chickens here have stuffing in them! So for a comparable $10, it might just be the best deal Australia has to offer. ..besides the triple texture kit kat bars which are basically a chocolate bar with a kit kat running through and 3 segments, one smooth, one creamy, one crunchy in either caramel, cookies and cream, or fudge…gives tim tams a run for their money. I should also add, they LOVE Turkish delight flavoured chocolate here….a discovery I wish I hadn’t made.

The Reject Shop: basically dollarama! Sad I didn’t find it earlier, but happy I eventually discovered it none the less. Cheap preserved food, chrissy decorations, toiletries, and Tupperware! Everything a backpacker needs. I should add, this is my new ‘thing’…when I ‘splurge’ [don’t buy tuna/ricecakes] I’ve bought/saved from take away a couple Tupperware containers [and salvaged plastic cutlery] so I can buy more and save it for later…Probably a great life lesson that took at 15 hour plane ride and too much money spent on goon to realize, but lesson learnt none the less.

I could really, really, really use a Caesar though…especially for the overkill hangover goon seems to give you. Gross fact: Goon ‘may contain fish eggs’. No, Simon…not caviar. After paying 10 for unlimited drinks yesterday afternoon I wouldn’t mind an Americano Misto right now either.

On an unrelated note, I’m disappointed to say that I’ve taken roughly 20 photos (if that) of Noosa. The good news is I was having such a good time that I forgot about being super touristy [except when I hiked up to the lookout point for sunset only to find a tourbus of snap happy japs cluttering the view]. I only have 2 days each in Brisbane/Surfers/Coolangata so [kind of] hopefully I don’t have too many photos either. I would also like to point out –back to food—that my hostel has free rice and pasta…another reason why I made an advanced investment in Tupperware and discounted stirfry sauce.

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