Everyone knows me for my endless hunger and passion for food. So since I’ve been here I’ve been trying as many different food as possible but I think no one beats the real authentic original Italian and healthy dishes that my mummy cooks for me. But not everything is bad here, I’ve been discovering also many new dishes and cuisines from all nationalities. Wherever you go you can find take away shops, restaurants for all nationalities and of course 11953308 different type of fast foods like KFC, Macca’s, red rooster, subway, domino, Pizza Hut etc.. Let’s have an overview:
- Japanese food. I fell in love with sushi tuna and avocado🍣 Right before leaving for Australia I went to a Japanese restaurant to say goodbye to some friends and I didn’t like the sushi there, here it’s heaps better.
- Thai food
When we went to celebrate Caitlin’s bday with her relatives we went out to a Thai restaurant and I had some pink chips called “proun chips” and a “Pad Thai” which was a sort of spaghetti with a sweet sauce, that tasted like honey and some nuts.
- Turkish bread
I really like Turkish bread for its chewy texture and it can be eaten together with many different dips.
- Greek dessert: baklava
These little pastry from Greece are really sweet and tastes like honey.
- Mexican: tacos.
I have it once a week because it’s one of the only dishes that everyone likes in my host family, including my fussy brother. 😛 They basically consists in meat mince with tacos chilly sauce, lettuce, carrots and tasty cheese in crusty or soft tortillas.
Real Aussie food:
Vegemite is practically the icon of Australia, but what is it exactly? It’s a dark brown cream that can be exchange with Nutella from the colour but it has a really different taste. If Nutella is really sweet and delicious, you can’t tell the same of Vegemite which has a really strong savory taste. If you are having for the first time don’t put on your toast the same amount you would take of Nutella, you would regret it, trust me. The best way to have Vegemite, and actually enjoy it, is in small amount with butter and eggs on your toast.
This kind of butter is so unhealthy but it has a nice taste of “gelato alla nocciola”.
- Meat pie
Meat pies are pretty good, they are salvory round pies filled with beef or potatoes.
I don’t really like jelly, they have such an artificial fuchsia color, they don’t have any taste, and the texture reminds me about soft crap.
- Tim tams
They have a sweet indescribable nice taste.
- Passion fruit
- Hummus and carrots
- Porridge with honey and banana
It doesn’t look that good, but I swear it damn is.
- Sweet potatoes
- Freedo chocolates
- Chocolate pizza
- Cheese and garlic split
Claimed to be Italian but I’ve actually never seen these stuff in Italy
- Garlic bread and garlic pizza
- Pasta with meatballs
They think pasta with meatballs is Italian but it is probably an American dish, because in Italy we only eat pasta and meatballs separately.
- Meat lovers pizza with BBQ sauce instead of tomato sauce
Italian words used for different meanings
- Pepperoni pizza: that’s not pizza with capsicums but with spicy salami
I was so confused when I got a pepperoni pizza expecting capsicums.
- Granita is a cocktail whereas the actual granita is called slushy
The greatest different I’ve noticed between eating habits in Italy and in Australia, is that in Italy we usually have very big cooked lunch at home whereas here for lunch they have only some sandwiches or small snacks and the main meal is dinner. Moreover in Italy I used to eat only Italian food all the time, since here they don’t really have a typical australian food but Australia is a multiethnic country you can find cuisines from all different nationality. Isn’t this amazing?!