Thursday, January 28, 2010

fair dinkum

(The Adelaide Central Market series, part 3 of 3.)


I know it's late, but I wanted to greet all Australians a Happy Australia Day!

January 26, 2010 is the 222th Australia Day, it marks the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove last 1788 with the British troop, headed by Capt. Arthur Phillip, raising a British flag as they proclaimed sovereignty in the newly-found land.

Don't worry, I won't be lecturing about the History of Australia in this post; forget about the dates and the personalities that I've mentioned above because, as promised, I will be taking you again to the Adelaide Central Market- the meat and seafood sections.

Have you noticed the yellow banner saying "BBQ a roo on OZ Day"?

In the Philippines a 'barbecue' is primarily a marinated meat fastened in a bamboo skewer (kebab) grilled over a flaming charcoal. In Australia (as well as in Britain) a barbecue is simply an unmarinated meat grilled fast in an hot metal plate powered by an LPG. It is the same as broiling in the USA and Canada.

'Roo' is a shortened term for a kangaroo or a kangaroo meat. So the yellow banner says, "grill a kangaroo meat on Australia Day!"


But before we proceed, just take a quick look on these lovely and colourful flowers in the Adelaide Central Market...


Have you noticed the word 'Special' on the price tag of this stargazer? It doesn't mean that this lily is the exceptional or the best, it means its current price has become lower than the regular price; Filipinos call it 'Sale!'


Back to the meat section...

"What would you like, a roo or a croc?"



Quail, pheasant, guinea fowl, duck, goose, etc....



Cosmopolitan Adelaide loves wild and exotic meat, as well.



...remember my post about cheese? Some shops sell both dairy and meat products.



The total length of the pig's large and small intestines are about 19-24 meters.



Spanish & Portugese, Turkish, and Italian products.


The first time I went to the Butcher Shop in Australia was in Millmerran, Queensland. I told the guy I wanted to buy 300grams of bEy-kon, he couldn't and didn't understand what I wanted until I pointed the thin strips of cured meat behind the glass! He then nodded and blurted out, "Ahhh, bAy-kon!"


The fresh meat...

"Stay behind the yellow lane!"




Finally, the seafood section of the Adelaide Central Market...



There's something in common with the South Australians, Australian permanent residents and temporary residents- they love tinapa!

This ends The Chook-minder's Quill's The Adelaide Central Market series.




Part I- Say Cheese
Part II- Come and Glow

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18 comments:

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Tumulo ang laway ko dahil dun...

Well, thanks for the info... Mahihilig pala sila sa mga exotic meat... Haqha!


Nice naman :)

BlogusVox said...

I'll eat "Roo" meat anytime but not a "Croc" meat (ngeee!).

Somedie, any die, I'm going to Australia to eat their bay-kon! : )

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

haaaaa! buwaya!.. he he he. parang mahirap nguyain yun!..:)

pero siguro kung andyan ako..tikman ko lahat ng pagkain dyan..minsan kasi tinatry kong kumain ng exotic food.

binabati ko ang kaarawan ng australya

Kosa said...

andaming pagkakatulad ng canada at ng aussie.

Tingin ko Doc, hindi ka maninibago kapag lumipat ka dito.... hehehe

nice Market.
parang market lang dito sa canada. multicutural din!

RJ said...

MANGYAN ADVENTURER
Saang meat o seafood ka nag-salivate, Richard? Baka organophosphate poisoning 'yan, hindi ka ba naluluha, naiihi, etc? o",)



BLOGUSVOX
Siguro ang 'croc' ay para lang ding bayawak, may mga croc pies po rito pero hindi pa ako tumikim.

May Aussie accent/twang na kayo, pag nakarating kayo rito ayos na. U
Hahah!



EVERLITO (EVER) VILLACRUZ
Iluto nalang ng quick para hindi kumunat ang croc. Pero 'yong lutong tulad ng sa bayawak- adobong pinatuyuan masarap din siguro, try ko one of these days.



KOSA
Ganu'n ba, the same ang market dito at sa Canada?! Kahit sa United Kingdom nga parang Adelaide daw sabi ng barkada ko.

Parang alam mong nais kong lumipat sa Maple country, ah. Malakas ang radar mo, bro! o",)

SLY said...

nakaramdam ako ng pagkagutom.. na-miss ko tuloy ang bay-kon!! anong lasa ng 'croc' doc? (naks nag-rhyme pa!) at tama ba yung nasagap kong balita na delicacy ang pwet ng 'roo'?

Joanie said...

So what did you buy RJ? Next time go to fruit and veggy markets too :) Show us around Adelaide!

RJ said...

SLY
Di pa ako tumikim ng buwaya, Sly. 'Pag nakabalik ako sa Adelaide, bibili ako ta's ikukwento ko kaagad dito.

Di ko alam ang tungkol sa pwet na 'yan ah...



JOANIE
I bought brie, crackers and fruits.

You can check my posts 'Say Cheese' and 'Come and Glow'- the first and second parts of this series (there's a link in this post). I have featured the other areas of the Adelaide Central Market there.

Chyng said...

have you eaten a roo meat? anong lasa? matigas ang meat?

docgelo said...

i think i would pass on the exotic meat section. have you tried most of them?

punky said...

kinakain na pala ngayon ang mga kangaroos?! yikes! ano lasa? hehehe! grabe ang lalaki naman ng bacon nila! baka sa hita rin un ng kangaroo ha! hehehe!

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RJ said...

CHYNG
I have eaten a roo meat, parang beef, malambot ang karne.



DOCGELO
I have tried kangaroo, 'yong iba doc hindi pa. Pork, beef, lamb and chicken pa rin ang favourite ko. ...but planning to buy a croc pie soon.



PUNKY
Yes, kinakain ang kangaroo, pwede ngang ihalo sa spag sauce kasi may mga minced roo dito. Parang beef.

Ganyan ang bacon dito, at kapag iluto hindi sya nagiging crispy, soft lang. American bacon yata 'yong crispy, English bacon ang kadalasan mabibili sa Australia.

isladenebz said...

They sell crocodile meat?! Have you tasted it, RJ? Masarap ba? E ang wild pork o venison kaya? Mas masarap kaya sila sa baboy and kalabaw natin?

I tried converting your prices here: Mahal ung halaman, mura ung bay-ken. (Mura kasi wala dito. Did you know that in Saudi, they sell a kilo of pork for SAR65, while the equiv price of your bay-ken, bey-kon, bey-ken is only SAR35 per kilo).

Nice photos, RJ.

bertN said...

Anu kaya ang lasa ng croc at roo? Depende siguro sa luto. Let me know when you find out.

RJ said...

ISLADENEBZ
...haven't tried croc's meat yet, still planning to buy the croc pie 'pag balik ko sa palengke. Sa tingin ko mas masarap pa rin ang kalabaw, lalo na ang nilaga at tapa.

Nagulat akong may pork na binibenta sa KSA, naka-display po ba yan o sikreto? Magaling kayo sa phonetics, parang bAy-ken nga ang pronunciation nila. o",)



BERTN
'Di po ba kayo tumikin ng roo nu'ng namasyal kayo sa Au? Parang beef ang lasa para sa akin.

With the croc, di ko pa natikman, pero siguro parang bayawak o chicken. U

Kosa said...

Hindi nga doc?!
subukan mo lang...
open ang canada sa mga katulad nyong Poging poging Mala-Doc Aga!

yun nga lang, itatapon muna kayo sa mga liblib na lugar.. pero after certain period of time (2years) magkakaPR din kayo... dalawa na ang kakilala kong ganyan.. nagmula sila sa mga Farm ng liblib na lugar sa Winnipeg ngayon eh nandito na sila sa Syudad ng Bangkuber.

astig!

kcatwoman said...

so many choices. i wouldnt know how to choose which "fowl" or reptile (croc) i would want to eat. good thing here, i can only choose chicken or pork or beef.

goodluck on your bacon


LDS pinay

RJ said...

KOSA
Kapag walang mangyari sa akin dito hanggang June 2010, maghahanap ako ng paraang makarating diyan. U



KCATWOMAN
How about kangaroo, wanna try it?