What Makes Australia Great - Aussie Food


Ok, so here’s the deal-e-o: we’re talking food today. Not just any food but Down Under cuisine.

Vegemite is a dark brown savoury food paste made from yeast extract, used mainly as a spread on sandwiches, toast and cracker biscuits, as well as a filling of pastries like Cheesymite scroll, in Australia and New Zealand. It is similar to British Marmite, New Zealand Marmite and Swiss Cenovis. Vegemite is made from leftover brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacture, and various vegetable and spice additives. The taste may be described as salty, slightly bitter, and malty - somewhat similar to the taste of beef bouillon. The texture is smooth and sticky, much like peanut butter. It is not as intensely flavoured as Marmite and it is less sweet than the New Zealand version of Marmite. Vegemite is popular with many Australians and New Zealanders, who commonly consider it a "national food."


There are many reasons to come and visit your two favourite Aussie and American in the land of Oz. Although we promise everyone a rockin' good time in the land down under, the real reason you should visit (reefs, architectural icons, a perfect climate and general fabulousness excepted), is a little cookie know as the Tim Tam - "the most irresistible chocolate biscuit." Tim Tams are awesomeness in biscuit form. Chocolaty wafers with a smooth caramel center dipped in chocolate - what's not to like?
Oh wait, there's more ways to get your Tim Tam on. You have your choice of mouth watering centers or you can even get them double dipped in chocolate. If you're into kickin' it old school, the original Tim Tam is filled with a light and fluffy chocolate cream. And better yet, they are healthy. In Australia, there are no calories, just "energy" and the Tim Tams have lots of it. Isn't that wonderful?
Being a creative, inventive and boozey people, the Aussies have even figured out how to incorporate the Tim Tam into a drinking game. It's called the "Tim Tam Slam." You can read about it here . A Tim Tam Slam has been performed by Natalie Imbruglia and host Graham Norton on the So Graham Norton television series in the United Kingdom. American actress Jennifer Love Hewitt also performed one live on Rove McManus's Australian talk show Rove Live after professing her love for the biscuit


This one is a Meat Pie and Coke. I think its Aussie tradition to combine 2 things that health professionals call junk food and label it as a meal. You have these everywhere, the Football, the cricket, everywhere. No you don't pay $3.50 - try $7 for both together. Yep, the sporting events have their own constitution. Most places know as soon as patrons step inside the ground, you lose any sense of their being a life outside of the stadium.

This is the Chips and gravy and Coke..... There's a place around the corner who make the best chips and gravy around. You have not lived until you've tasted them. I don't know how they do it or what they put in it but it tastes perfect. This I'll have at least once a week or once a fortnight, depending on how I'm feeling. I'm very spontaneous and if I'm driving past the shop I will sometimes stop and grab me some.

1 Comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Fairy bread. Where's the fairy bread?

I reckon I'm gonna have to go out and find me a Night Owl. The 3 buck 50 pie n' Coke is too good to miss.

Happy Australia Day, dude.