Australia’s Food Habit
(My Wifes Blog)
I’m scared i will end up having hairy chest,because since i lived here in Australia I havent eaten that much spaghetti in my life.Thats what my husband said,that too much spaghetti puts hair on your chest,lol! Spaghetti is one of main dish in the family,though my husband is Greek blood,he was born and acquired Australian tradition.After couple of months here,i would say i really missed eating Filipino foods,especially lechon.When i was still in the Philippines,if i havent had rice in a day,it would be incomplete.Philippines main food is rice paired with viande such as fish,meat,etc.Rice or corn in the morning,lunch and tea,well,that’s my normal eating routine,now all of that has changed because if you have to move to a different place you have to adapt to their customs,tradition,food and everything, try to fit in. It was difficult at first because the feeling that you really want to eat something of Filipino foods but there is just no restaurant offering it,have to cook my own but cant get the perfect taste of what i wanted for.I tried Mc Donalds and was expecting rice with chicken drumsticks but for my surprised they dont have any,instead they have chips,burgers,and etc, i havent even seen one grain and shadow of rice in the store.Well,I think i should have to cook my own,but that wasnt for long. A couple of months later,slowly i think i forgot rice. I think i started adapting to their food habit.These are just some of the foods people usually ate here.Firstly is barbecue, like meat and sausages they usually had it on sandwich with tomato sauce. Another food is the fish and chips,where you can usually get it as take away. Today, influenced by the large number of immigrants from Mediterranean, Asian and other countries, Australia’s menus now reflect its multicultural society. Once traditional dishes have been spiced up with new flavours, but when it comes to fair dinkum Aussie tucker, there are a few classic dishes that have stood the test of time and cannot be improved. Australian cuisine has the most diverse range, quality, and inventiveness than many others in the world. However, it took Australia some time to evolve from the scenes of meat pies, Vegemite sandwiches, and sausage rolls to the scene of dishes such as “seared kangaroo fillet with wilted beetroot greens and roasted onions”.I didnt let it pass though,i dare to try kangaroo meat and its kinda sweet red meat,hmm i would say i will not try it again.Another Australians favourite food is meat pies with tomato sauce on top.And it was actually my favourite now especially the curry flavored one. Based on some of the researched ive made,these are some of the traditional foods in Aussie: anzac cookies – traditional biscuit/cookie dating back to World War I bangers – sausages bangers and mash – sausages and mashed potato booze – alcohol bundy – Bundaberg rum, eg ‘bundy and coke’ chips – French fries chook – chicken cuppa – cup of tea or coffee And these for desserts: lamington – traditional small sponge cake squares covered in chocolate icing and sprinkled with coconut(this is best with cream on top) pavlova – traditional meringue dessert And: VB – Victoria Bitter, brand of beer Vegemite – spread for toast or sandwiches, made from yeast extract With all the foods I mentioned above more of what I’ve eaten is spaghetti and juicy big kebabs lol,and now i think rice forgotten me or me forgot the rice, because i just have rice maybe at least once a week or when i feel like eating it… So we need more asian supermarkets to expand our taste buds more lol… Philippines look out when i come back im gonna eat everything… Cheers mate!!!