Helena Xiang: Australian snacks you need to try

Confession: I am a habitual snacker. There are always food packages sprawled across my desk for my convenience when I study. That’s why I’m always on the hunt for new snacks I’ve never tried before. My fellow blogger talked about some nice restaurants to go to in Townsville which can be found here: https://jcuconnect.com/2016/08/17/sydney-jones-eating-in-townsville/. I’ll be talking about different foods to try while you’re here.

 When you travel, eating the food from that country is a way to experience their culture. Although Australia is very similar in culture (and food) as Canada and the US, you can still find some foods that are iconic or only available in Australia.

 Tim Tams

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One of the most iconic Australian snacks; consisting of cream between 2 biscuits, and covered in chocolate. There are so many different types of flavours, including the original, three bean, mango, etc. This is probably one of the first snacks to try.

 Vegemite

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It’s an acquired taste. Only a thin layer of it on bread is needed. Any more than that and the taste becomes too strong. I heard that it tastes best in a grilled cheese sandwich.

 Red Rock Deli chips

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These are really good chips, but really expensive (for a poor student on a budget). They have a selection of cool flavours that aren’t available where I’m from, like Wagyu Beef and Wasabi Cream, and Creamy Saffron and Sage.

 There are many other snacks that are worth trying, including the selection of Arnott’s biscuits, and some chocolate and candies.

 On a side note: Townsville is a small city, and there aren’t that many restaurants and stores close to campus. I talked to some people I know on campus, and realized that not many people know of nice Asian stores and restaurants. If you’re like me, and enjoy eating Asian foods or want to find certain oriental ingredients, the following are a couple places worth visiting.

 For oriental foods and groceries, such as frozen dumplings, steam buns, spices, and instant noodles, it’s worth visiting Oriental Food Supplies. It’s close by (near Stockland), and the prices are reasonable.

 Sun’s Chinese Dumplings

Great dumplings and fairly cheap as well! It’s a family business, and they have free delivery to select places on certain days. Worth a try! You can find their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Suns-Chinese-Dumplings-526023627538251/?fref=ts

 Hope you enjoyed it, and happy eating!

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