Food and wine in Australia, Oceania.

Balmain bug salad

This salad is a specialty of Sydney. Contrary to what any may might think, balmain bugs are not insects. Balmain bugs are a type of slipper lobster, not a true lobster, but they have a taste and texture similar to the real one.

If you cannot find balmain bugs, which are usually sold in fish markets along Australian eastern coast, especially Sydney, any crustacean will be a boog substitute. Substitute balmain bugs with prawns, shrimp, crab or lobster - use 1 lobster, cooked and prepared for this recipe.

ANZAC biscuits

Anzac biscuits are now baked commercially. They are a popular snack, a food of last resort for hikers and a very meaningful fund-raising item for veterans organizations and other military related events.