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Moving to the Opposite Side of the World

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Listlad, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That reads as sarcasm, not sure that it’s warranted though. Perhaps it was meant to be funny.

    I’ll qualify - in my experience of having lived in both countries the food in Australia really is much the same as the uk
     
  2. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I concur. The only difference really in AU is that they eat “snags” instead of sausages and “chooks” instead of chickens :D

    Granted it’s conceivable that their meat consumption is comparatively high owing to almost year round barbecue weather, but otherwise I’d say that their diet is broadly similar to the UK.
     
  3. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I find that Aussie burgers are quite different to UK ones. I just can't eat the Aussie ones and my cousin from Sydney can't eat UK ones. I don't like Aussie fish and chips either.
     
  4. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Never could taste the difference in burgers other than the inclusion of beetroot. They do have some different fish in takeaways, I rather liked some of them. Maybe it’s those low carb potatoes messing around with tastebuds
     
  5. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    It's not so much the taste... More the texture. I do eat meat but am not keen on alot of it. The Aussie ones are just too meaty and too chewy for me. Strangely that's what my cousin says about ours too.
     
  6. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    What? Kangaroo burgers, ostrich meat and emu eggs? :D
     
    #26 Listlad, Jun 2, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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  7. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    The Roos I saw were in my garden not on my plate.

    Didnt saw these stacked up in the normal supermarkets (possibly in a butchers now and then) and just for reference you can get the first two occasionally in Lidl here too. There was one local restaurant that did these along with croc meat and a few other specialities but that’s what they are specialties not everyday meats. The only times I’ve eaten these meats have been in the UK
     
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  8. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Two crocodile sandwiches please and make it snappy!
     
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  9. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I never get tired of that joke!
     
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  10. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Me neither. It’s a real gem, :D
     
  11. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Wrong country for ostriches try Seth Efrica, the ostrich farms went bust years ago here in Queensland.
     
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  12. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    About a year after I was diagnosed, I wasn't very well for a time and spent most of the day sleeping, and woke around 4.30-5pm to feed dogs and myself. Glucose levels showed quite clearly that my "dawn" phenomenon had followed this pattern, and turned into a "wake up late afternoon" spike, which quite intrigued me!

    Robbity
     
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