Despite the food scene in Taiwan being wonderfully diverse and tempting, there are times when I still miss certain Australian foods. During a recent trip back home, I stocked up on vegemite, chocolate bullets and chai tea (although I heard through a friend that chai may become available in Taiwan soon, fingers crossed). And I became a bit of a willing pack mule for other hungry Australians: one friend requested Jatz biscuits, while another asked for Tim Tams and of course I brought back extra vegemite just in case. And while in Australia I pigged out on dips, Turkish bread (and pizza), cheeses, chocolate, soy and linseed bread and ANZAC biscuits while Mr Taiwanxifu indulged in Aussie beers, red wine, lamb and twiggy sticks. (Lest I sound totally unhealthy, what I ate was all in moderation and also balanced by lots of healthy fruit.)
But I needn’t suppress my cravings for Aussie tucker much longer. Citysuper is holding an Australian Food Festival from 14 to 31 May at six of its Taiwan stores. The promotion will include a range of fresh, tasty Australian food and beverages, many of them supplied exclusively by Citysuper. And if that isn’t enough to tempt any Antipodeans (or just those who like Australian food), there is also a lucky draw with the chance to win some great prizes including a return ticket to Brisbane, Queensland.
So what can you find at the Citysuper Australian Food Festival? Just to whet your appetite, the range includes:
- Seafood (including abalone, West Australian rock lobster and king prawns);
- Premium Australian wagu beef (once you have tried this, there is no going back);
- Australian cheeses;
- Seedless grapes (just the thing for a cheese board);
- Gourmet jams, sauces and condiments;
- Super healthy chia seeds;
- Fresh fruit juices;
- Breakfast cereals (Sanitarium Weet-Bix and muesli);
- Macadamia nuts and products (including macadamia oil and muesli);
- Handmade Pastilla Nash prune and walnut logs;
- Aussie beer (James Boag, Hahn, XXXX and Tooheys); and
- A selection of fine Australian wines.
So, what foods from back home do YOU crave? And how long has it been since you had Weet-Bix for breakfast?