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Australian Cuisine!

 
 
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 01:22 pm
Here’s a New Burger With an Actual Shot of Bourbon Stuck in the Middle

http://i67.tinypic.com/2uxxkqa.jpg

What other notable dishes (outside of Vegemite) are you guys down under known for?
 
farmerman
 
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Fri 22 Jul, 2016 04:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
Bush tucker.
Try some witchittey grubs. They are supposed to taste like a fried egg
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ5ZjP-HbziM7mKOdUyuezEzp1DXnkhgKwslOn1JWAjP6NfJfK3YQ
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hingehead
 
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Mon 25 Jul, 2016 04:52 pm
@tsarstepan,
Not convinced of the Australianness of your burger, Stepan

I mean for one: Bourbon? Should be bundy rum. Secondly it has no beetroot on it.
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hingehead
 
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Mon 25 Jul, 2016 04:54 pm
But on topic:

This is real (I took the photo at my local butcher)

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/38/42/75/38427581744c8517e175d334b1680629.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Mon 25 Jul, 2016 05:14 pm
There's two streams of Australian uniquery in food.

1. Native ingredients (like Ed's witchetty grubs) e.g. Quandongs
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/Santalum_acuminatum_fruit1.JPG/220px-Santalum_acuminatum_fruit1.JPG

2. Fusion cooking - we don't really have our own cuisine tradition so we do mash ups of everyone else's (mostly because of the influence of a large migrant population). Can be pretty cool. I'm always amazed overseas how 'samey' restaurants can be. In Australia it's pretty hard to get 'food bored'. So we have restaurants specialising in particular cuisines and then other restaurants that riff on a mix of cuisines ( once referred to as Oz Nouveau). We also tend to champion fresh produce, and we have plenty of it e.g. Mushroom Custard, Hazelnut Granola with Sauteed Mushrooms and Mushroom Pickle
https://iprx.ten.com.au/ImageHandler.ashx?f=jpg&u=%2f%2fimages.tenplay.com.au%2f%7e%2fmedia%2fRecipes%2fImported+Images%2f6%2f3246-593B48CB.jpg



I guess the third stream is our crap fast food traditions that weren't introduced from the US, like: the Chiko Roll

http://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/storypad-3BaVGkWfpiUXbJ2aDNUeeMk/19b08ba8-50f7-4c20-a734-3fb327293bf6.jpg/r0_80_635_437_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg


Happy to waffle on about any of them! You choose.
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Setanta
 
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Mon 25 Jul, 2016 05:19 pm
I'm all for crap fast food . . . what's a "chiko?"
Setanta
 
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Mon 25 Jul, 2016 05:21 pm
I was buying tamales from a street vendor in Guadalajara, and an American tourist who looked like a tourist said to me that i didn't want to know what was in it . . .

Cool . . . don't tell me.
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hingehead
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 06:49 pm
@Setanta,
From the opening para of the wikipedia entry I linked to:

Quote:
The Chiko Roll is an Australian savoury snack invented by Frank McEncroe, inspired by the Chinese spring roll and first sold in 1951 as the "Chicken Roll", despite not actually containing chicken.[1] The snack was designed to be easily eaten on the move without a plate or cutlery. Since 1995 they have been owned by Simplot Australia.

A Chiko roll's filling comprises primarily of cabbage and barley, as well as carrot, green beans, beef, beef tallow, wheat cereal, celery and onion. This filling is partially pulped and enclosed in a thick egg and flour pastry tube designed to survive handling at football matches. The roll is typically deep-fried in vegetable oil.

At the peak of its popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, forty million Chiko Rolls were sold annually in Australia, and the product has been described as an Australian cultural icon.[2][3][4]

Other products currently available under the Chiko brand include Corn Jacks, Hawaiian and Supreme pizza subs, Spudsters, onion rings, fish cakes, and vegetable nuggets.[5]
ehBeth
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 07:53 pm
@hingehead,
that is an entirely foreign language

must read more!
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hingehead
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:18 pm
More Australia fast food

Do other countries have potato scallops? (Potato cakes in Victoria).

Basically it's a slice of potato, in batter, deep fried.

I have always hated them - they make me feel ill, but so many of my countrypeople seem to like them.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qYdjQ_AqXDE/TELO5rFtvhI/AAAAAAAAHWs/Jr0UUfz08RM/s1600/fish+and+chips+potato+cake.jpg
ehBeth
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:31 pm
@hingehead,
The next time someone says something about poutine, I'm going to point them at potato scallops.

We have scalloped potatoes but they are a gratin dish.

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/recipe/classic-scalloped-potatoes
ehBeth
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
that's funny - the creator of that bourbon bagel burger says ...
Quote:
"It’s a really traditional American cheeseburger."



<thud>
hingehead
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:34 pm
@ehBeth,
Well that makes more sense.
ossobucotemp
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:41 pm
I don't deep fry anything, and rarely eat "fried" at restaurants. I do like Tempura though.. if I get to a Japanese restaurant.

I make what I have called scalloped potatoes, but they aren't really fried at all - potatoes au gratin from an old favorite restaurant back in Venice, California.

That special treat for football games that you showed us reminds me of some of my burritos. I'll put all sorts of stuff in my burritos. It's a form of refrigerator/freezer cleanout.
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ehBeth
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:44 pm
@hingehead,
Burgers on a bagel make no sense.

It's an insult to a good bagel.

<grrrrrrrrr>
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ehBeth
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:45 pm
@hingehead,
Have you found good pide yet?

I recall you were looking for some (and ended up with a photo from the Mr. Pide I go to here in Toronto).

or simit? good simit anywhere nearby ?
hingehead
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:49 pm
@ehBeth,
Not in Cairns, or in Greece :-(
ehBeth
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 08:56 pm
@hingehead,
I guess you'll have to come to Toronto.

There's no other answer.
hingehead
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 09:40 pm
@ehBeth,
Could con Mrs Hinge into it if you can assure me there are sun-soaked beaches and the overnight temperature doesn't get below 20c.
ehBeth
 
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Tue 26 Jul, 2016 09:54 pm
@hingehead,
That's pretty much mid-July through early-September. I don't think I could tolerate it any longer than that.

the beach about 10/15 minutes down the road from my house

http://www.blogto.com/upload/2012/07/2012704-Cherry-Beach-0298.jpg

a couple of others in the GTA

http://www.narcity.com/toronto/7-beaches-in-toronto-and-the-gta-to-check-out-this-summer/#
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