‘One should eat to live, not live to eat’.
During my time here in Brisbane, I have explored new types of food, tasted Australian food and created food.
Goodbye England cake (top), Hello Australian food (bottom)
On my first day at Griffith University, I had the chance to try some Australian food;
Tim-tam – Tastes like a penguin biscuit, but with more texture
Lamington – Spongey, tasty!
Vegemite Pinwheels – Swirly pastry with cheese and vegemite. Luckily I didn’t have much vegemite
Vegemite – As they say for marmite… you either love it or hate it. I do not like the taste of vegemite.
Anzac Biscuit – I think these were my favourite out of the ‘food try-out’
I enjoy going out on the weekends to find new places and visit the same ones, ending up at Southbank Parklands or the Botanical gardens.
Max Brenner and San Churros are my two favourite dessert places to go to!
Lovely ice-cream from Byron Bay.
Friends know me well… San Churros hot chocolate – was pretty amazing
First time drinking Bubble tea! – It is Milk Tea (hot or cold), a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Taichung in the 1980s. Over the past few years it has become really popular, but it was the first time I tried it. This is ‘hazelnut milk tea’, tasting like hazelnut milk, with cold tea and chewy jelly-balls at the bottom which you suck up and eat.
Found a cute French Cafe in the centre of Brisbane and had my first white hot chocolate.
Healthy bowl of super foods in Southbank – tastes amazing!!
My first Australian fish and chips in Noosa, they were pretty yummy!
Making my own food, berry sponge cake, potato fritters, cottage pie…
My next food plan is to have a Afternoon Tea at the flat… just to go along with stereotypes.. and because I love making Afternoon Teas. I do miss Yorkshire Tea!
Trying new foods! Singapore and Japanese.
My first sushi experience… Plates of food pass by you every few seconds, red, blue, green, and yellow plates. Tempting you with the colours and the detailed design that the chefs quickly create beautifully. I tried the avocado, tuna, and seaweed sushi. From that day on, I have been two more times to eat and enjoy sushi.
When I went to Fraser Island in March, we had a tour guide that told us plenty of stories. That day I learnt a lot about the aboriginals in Australia. In my hand is a berry (white with black spots dotted all around), it is a sweet berry that the people used to eat to live off. Seeing this made me think to appreciate the food we have today and to not be greedy with it.
Australian food I still need to try:
– Kangaroo burgers (who on earth invented these…)
– Damper: Australian bread
– “Shrimp on the barbie”
– Chocolate ripple cake
– Australian meat pie (I hope they have vegetarian versions!)
Maybe I will have an Australian leaving party, with Australian food where I can try these out!!