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So what do kangaroos taste like?



(let me guess...chicken?)



 



BTW, I'm loving all the Aussie slang.  It's like reading an excerpt from a Crocodile Dundee movie! 


 



Not sure what they taste like, but in cake, it should be Red Velvet icon_biggrin.gif like Steel Magnolias Armadillo cake.
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My other idea was to replicate the big banana, big pineapple and big prawn with RKT. But how to stop it from being tacky?

Sorry honey, there is no way to make the 'Bigs' not tacky, and I say that with love, because I love the 'Bigs' (actually had my year 12 formal at the Big Pineapple).  Sadly though the Big Prawn no longer exists and the Big Pineapple is not open anymore.

 

BTW, not ALL Australians eat Kangaroo, having lived in outback Qld for a while I saw far too many on the side of the road to ever think of them as appetising.

 

What about a giant swagmans hat or a giant lamington?  Please let us know what you ended up doing.

 
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Well, I think I am going to be inspired by our recent Ashes win (C'mon Aussie!) and I'm going to do a square cake with a cricket pitch and two blokes kitted out with pads and the baggy green, have a hit of cricket.

 

I did think of a hat with corks hanging from it...but.....I can't work out how not to make it tacky.  And you're right, Pixie, all the 'Bigs' and just tacky by default.  Lol.  But don't we all love them!

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So what do kangaroos taste like?

(let me guess...chicken?)

 

BTW, I'm loving all the Aussie slang.  It's like reading an excerpt from a Crocodile Dundee movie! 


oh no - NOTHING like chicken....  its really quite gamey - probably a combo of beef steak and venison.

(for us older Australians it can be harder - it used to ONLY be used for pet food - and I can still remember that dreadul smell when my parents used to boil it up for the dogs)  Thanks goodness it has changed - sold in all major supermarket chains now - along with Kanga Burgers, Skippy Snags


but crocodile DOES taste like 'fishy chicken'   and ... emu ??  like chicken you dropped in the sand !!  hehe

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post #35 of 46
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I did think of a hat with corks hanging from it...but.....I can't work out how not to make it tacky.  And you're right, Pixie, all the 'Bigs' and just tacky by default.  Lol.  But don't we all love them!

Are those hats actually worn there? I saw one once on a children's cartoon (Bob the Builder), but thought it was a joke at a tourist's expense!

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I did think of a hat with corks hanging from it...but.....I can't work out how not to make it tacky.  And you're right, Pixie, all the 'Bigs' and just tacky by default.  Lol.  But don't we all love them!

Are those hats actually worn there? I saw one once on a children's cartoon (Bob the Builder), but thought it was a joke at a tourist's expense!


Yeah.... they are worn.... its how we keep track of how many bottles of champas we have drunk !!    bwahahaha

nah  NOT a joke and yes they do REALLY exist - can't say I have ever seen anybody wear one where I live - but if you are anywhere near the Aussie Ouback you will see an updated version......  more likely to be a hat with 'netting'  -   bush flies have to be seen to be believed .... and if you are in tropics the mozzies can eat you alive!

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Love the Ashes idea!
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......... and if you are in tropics the mozzies can eat you alive!

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So what do kangaroos taste like?

(let me guess...chicken?)


oh no - NOTHING like chicken....  its really quite gamey - probably a combo of beef steak and venison.

(for us older Australians it can be harder - it used to ONLY be used for pet food - and I can still remember that dreadul smell when my parents used to boil it up for the dogs)  Thanks goodness it has changed - sold in all major supermarket chains now - along with Kanga Burgers, Skippy Snags

Hmm. From Ogden Nash's narration script to Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals:

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I could not eat a kangaroo,
But many fine Australians do.
Those with cookbooks as well as boomerangs,
Prefer him in tasty kangaroomeringues.

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So what do kangaroos taste like?

(let me guess...chicken?)


oh no - NOTHING like chicken....  its really quite gamey - probably a combo of beef steak and venison.

(for us older Australians it can be harder - it used to ONLY be used for pet food - and I can still remember that dreadul smell when my parents used to boil it up for the dogs)  Thanks goodness it has changed - sold in all major supermarket chains now - along with Kanga Burgers, Skippy Snags

Hmm. From Ogden Nash's narration script to Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals:

Quote:
I could not eat a kangaroo,
But many fine Australians do.
Those with cookbooks as well as boomerangs,
Prefer him in tasty kangaroomeringues.




Sorry - I think we live on different planets.....   everytime I read one of your posts, I feel I need to read it backwards or look at it the mirror  -  maybe others find it easier but I always find I sit here going..... WTF is THAT about??

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So what do kangaroos taste like?

(let me guess...chicken?)


oh no - NOTHING like chicken....  its really quite gamey - probably a combo of beef steak and venison.

(for us older Australians it can be harder - it used to ONLY be used for pet food - and I can still remember that dreadul smell when my parents used to boil it up for the dogs)  Thanks goodness it has changed - sold in all major supermarket chains now - along with Kanga Burgers, Skippy Snags

Hmm. From Ogden Nash's narration script to Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals:

Quote:
I could not eat a kangaroo,
But many fine Australians do.
Those with cookbooks as well as boomerangs,
Prefer him in tasty kangaroomeringues.




Sorry - I think we live on different planets.....   everytime I read one of your posts, I feel I need to read it backwards or look at it the mirror  -  maybe others find it easier but I always find I sit here going..... WTF is THAT about??

I am so glad I am not the only one!

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so there's not going to be an Australian Hottie Hunk in thongs cake??????  No Chris, No Hugh, No Eric???

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Sorry - I think we live on different planets.....   everytime I read one of your posts, I feel I need to read it backwards or look at it the mirror  -  maybe others find it easier but I always find I sit here going..... WTF is THAT about??

 

haha! funniest post I've read in a while

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Being a certifiable outback nut I can say that I have never seen anyone wearing a hat with corks except for fancy dress.  I think they went out of fashion in the dark ages.  Oh, woops, I don't think there were any white Australians here then.

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Being a certifiable outback nut I can say that I have never seen anyone wearing a hat with corks except for fancy dress.  I think they went out of fashion in the dark ages. 


haha - I was thinking the same thing, the good old Akubra is well and truly in use but never have I seen anyone wearing a cork hat.

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