Saturday, September 24, 2016

Eating the Globe: Australia

Well, Australian readers, how authentic does this look? I understand that this is not the height of Antipodean cuisine. The sausage roll was basically a thick frozen American breakfast sausage rolled into a dry crust. The meat pie was a lot of air and had tiny flecks of beef smeared with a salty Worcestershire sauce-like gravy.

The best part of the experience was what I overheard. The food was served in a donut shop in a gritty town. A loud man in a wife beater shirt was chatting it up with a waitress. He proudly declared that in high school, in the early 1990s, his good friend stomped on his foot and he lost a toenail. That toe was never able to grow a nail again. "For a fat guy, I have beautiful feet."


The Serbian church in town is having a food festival next week but I will not be in town. Off the top of my head, I can realistically eat at Uzbek, Mongolian, Honduran, Barbadian, Jamaican, Austrian, Swiss, Cambodian, Cameroonian, Bangladeshi, Jordanian, Iraqi, Syrian, Turkish,....

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Bosnia, Czechia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga


Anonymous said...

mate, in order to not be a flamin drongo, you must eat a pie with your hands, and it has to be drowned in tomato sauce

Maxichamp said...

@Anon: A drongo?! I'm flattered.