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Old Apr 27th 2007, 8:25 am
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One of my sons loves the Aussie meat pie with the tomato sauce that as been put in the pie via the nozel being inserted into the middle of the pie and squirted in. He tells me this is great and with beer better. Ughhh!
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Old Apr 27th 2007, 9:40 am
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That's nothing. My wife wanted to make a chicken mask for one of the kids who was appearing as a chicken (not surprisingly) in a play.

She put "Chicken Mask" into Google and hasn't recovered yet
I think I'll remain ignorant about chicken masks...


Originally Posted by MartinLuther View Post
You could get it in London. It was a cheaper rougher version of White Diamond.

Rougher? How?!

Thank goodness they invented bacardi breezers and smirnoff ices etc for Gen Y.
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Old Apr 27th 2007, 10:02 am
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Bugs are fantastic uuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I think bugs are called after whatever area they are from - Moreton Bay are obvious. I can't remember what they are called down in Sydney but I know it's something - if that makes sense

And totally beside the point, as far as I know, the France's national dish is not snails and frogs legs - probably a cassoulet but anyway like I said not important.

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Old Apr 27th 2007, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by chels View Post
I've just done a search on the evil crap I used to drink - White Diamond! Never came across White Lightening - was the distribution limited to northern England?

Uggh, my stomach's churning at the memory - much like it used to do every week at the student union bar after 10 bottles of cat's piss
God, that takes me back. Used to drink bottles of the stuff when I lived in England in my early twenties Remember one particular night when I found some keys in the toilet of the local pub, handed them in the bar man and realised much later (too late ) that they were my own bloody keys.... that's what Diamond White does to a girl..............

Getting back to the OP - best thing for dessert here is anything from The Cheesecake Shop.....
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Originally Posted by moneypen20 View Post
Bugs are fantastic uuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I think bugs are called after whatever area they are from - Moreton Bay are obvious. I can't remember what they are called down in Sydney but I know it's something - if that makes sense
Balmain bugs
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Old Apr 27th 2007, 12:26 pm
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traditional Aussie Tucker is burgers with pineapple, egg and beetroot with Tim Tams for afters.

I'll also go on record to say a Penguin would kick sand in the face of a Tim Tam!
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Old Apr 27th 2007, 1:48 pm
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Rougher? How?!

Thank goodness they invented bacardi breezers and smirnoff ices etc for Gen Y.
Don't know but they managed it.

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Originally Posted by JohnandMichelle View Post
God, that takes me back. Used to drink bottles of the stuff when I lived in England in my early twenties Remember one particular night when I found some keys in the toilet of the local pub, handed them in the bar man and realised much later (too late ) that they were my own bloody keys.... that's what Diamond White does to a girl..............

Getting back to the OP - best thing for dessert here is anything from The Cheesecake Shop.....
I'm from Brum and we had White Lightening there - drank only when in my teens as it was v. v. cheeep. Other favourites were Thunderbirds and Mad dog/20 20 (or whatever it was called).

When I was around 20 I had a sense of nostalgia so thought I'd try a White lightening to remind myself - it was rank.

Sad to say, but years later whilst working for the youth service I still came across people drinking thunderbirds etc. - why? barcardi breezers are so much nicer!

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Old Apr 27th 2007, 4:15 pm
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First time I tried Moreton Bay bugs i wasn't a big fan of seafood and wasn't really too impressed - I've started eating a lot more of it lately so will have to give it another go when I get there!
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surely witchety grubs are the traditional Oz food, that and Kangaroo!!
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Balmain bugs
Are they sort of like Squat Lobsters you get here in UK?
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Old Apr 27th 2007, 6:50 pm
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Chels...
Great menu but what was half of it????
Hard Jubes and Pluto pups???? I thought they was slang for womens breasts
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Old Apr 28th 2007, 2:17 am
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Chels...
Great menu but what was half of it????
Hard Jubes and Pluto pups???? I thought they was slang for womens breasts
A pluto pup (also known as a dagwood dog)


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Old Apr 28th 2007, 2:38 am
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Chels...
Great menu but what was half of it????
Hard Jubes and Pluto pups???? I thought they was slang for womens breasts
Hard jubes - they're jelly sweets, coated in sugar, a bit like fruit pastilles but harder.

Chiko rolls - never had one but I think they're an aussie version of spring rolls that is battered and fried a zillion times:



Fairy bread - sliced white bread, with a thin layer of margarine covered with sprinkles (100s and 1000s). Traditionally served at children's parties.

Cheese kranskys - a polish meat sausage with cheese in it. The kransky has its own website:
http://www.kransky.com/

Cabanossi - a pork and beef dry sausage similar to salami, eaten cold and often offered alongside cubes of Tasty cheese (similar to cheddar)

Fredo frogs - popular chocolate confectionary often sold as part of fundraising drives along with Caramello Koalas.

Chooks - chickens

Pav - pavola, huge meringue concoction smothered in whipped cream and usually fruit, but if you're really unlucky, mint chocolate flake bars crumbled up over it (they were cheapskate hosts)

Anzac biscuits - oat biscuits, come in both hard and soft and chewy versions. When I made the mistake of calling the soft version a 'flapjack' I was laughed at by my Australian colleagues and called an ignorant pom (well, not quite but I may as well have been).

Re Balmain bugs - not sure if they're like squat lobsters - I'm not a fan of bugs so I avoid eating them. They're the Sydney equivalent of Moreton Bay bugs.
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Old Apr 28th 2007, 8:43 am
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I think fairy bread originally came from Holland. When I was living there it was the only thing that had more than 2 choices in the supermarket. That means it must have been part of the cloggies staple diet! It it also eaten as a traditional celebration for the birth of a child (a cloggy version of the cigars perhaps). Blue coloured sprinkles for a boy, pink for a girl.

About the bugs, my mate told me that when he was growing up in QLD, so about 35 years ago, bugs were hardly eaten, and the fishermen viewed them as a pest. Pretty standard on any seafood platter, I quite like them personally.
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