Thailand’s Weird Food: Thai Pancakes

These ubiquitous pancakes are made of a thin dough, deep fried in oil and butter, and served with whatever topping and stuffing your heart desires. The most popular is banana and chocolate, but at most restaurants you can get any fruit or sauce. They cost anywhere between 50 cents and a dollar, and are absolutely delicious. Every morning on Koh Lipe we picked up a banana nutella pancake and shake from a little booth for a total of $4. They also make excellent post-bar food, and are available from carts on most Thai islands.

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Malaysia’s weird food: Roti Bom

I’m sure this is not an everyday food in Malaysia, and it might have been a speciality of just this one Sydney based Malaysian restaurant, but it was so delicious I can barely stand to remember it. A roti, wrapped into a spiral, covered with a liquid sugar mixture, fried and served with ice cream. Absolutely heavenly. The crispy sweet top, the many layers of soft, melty roti, this may be the perfect desert.

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Malaysia’s Weird Food: Roti Canai

Words can’t describe how much I loved this flatbread served with curry sauce. So yummy. We ordered it almost every meal, and at 50 cents a serving, why not? It got to the point where the waiters would just bring it without us asking. I miss you Roti Canai!

 

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Australia’s Weird Food: Kangaroo

When we were on the Great Ocean Road, we stayed for three days at a villa that we had found on Groupon for a great price. It had an amazing view, a comfortable bed, and best of all, a kitchen and a BBQ. The perfect time to finally try some Kangaroo! It was so nice to cook for ourselves on a real stove, so we went all out. Here’s our meal, with Kangaroo kebabs and sausages.
The Kangaroo was delicious and so tender. It was also the cheapest meat in the grocery store! Kangaroo is something I would definitely eat again next time I’m in Australia.

 

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Australia’s Weird Food: Giant BACON!

We were amazed at the size of bacon here. When you buy it in the grocery store, it’s regular bacon and Canadian bacon, still together! You can also get them separate, but why would you?
This is the best bacon ever. We bought some for an outdoor BBQ on the sunshine coast. These BBQs were available in every public park, for free!

Even Scott is shocked at the size!

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Australia’s Weird Food: Caramel Slice

I love that in Australia and New Zealand, what we would call bars they call ‘slices’. Slices are availible everywhere in many flavours, but I think the most popular must be caramel. Coconut bottom, caramel middle and chocolate on top.
We didn’t really like this caramel slice, purchased at the Melbourne market – it was way too sweet. However, we had a delicious meringue from the same bakery, so it all worked out!

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