Boodarai

Boodarai

Posted on 08/19/2013


Photo taken on August 18, 2013


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Chinese soup noodles "Australian Beef flavour"

Chinese soup noodles "Australian Beef flavour"
I can't quite put my finger on why I find this weird, but I do. Maybe because... how can you tell that it tastes like Australian beef??

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Ian Riley
Ian Riley
Taiwan imports 96% of its beef. Australian produce has a good reputation there. So, I guess given this was made in Taiwan, the promotional emphasis was for the domestic market, and was left unchanged for the export version. When I was there, my hotel had a restaurant, "Mr. Stone", described as an Australian hot rock bbq, though I don't think we are really into hot rock bbqs, Amusingly enough the "Mongolian" bbq (on a hot plate) was invented in Taiwan, and apparently real Mongols bbq on hot rocks, so the Taiwanese are good at reinventions and recombinations.
4 years ago.
Boodarai
Boodarai
Thanks, Ian, I like this sort of detail. I lived in Holland for 6 years and during that time a chain opened up, called "Australian Homemade Icecream" - which also sold chocolates with "Aboriginal" dot designs on them. Their website made the amusing claim that "Australian Homemade ice cream and chocolates come from traditional recipes prepared in the outback". The very idea of dairy cows in the Outback makes the mind boggle! Turns out none of the people behind the chain were Australia, they just thought it sounded cool. No different to "Häagen-Dazs" I guess.
4 years ago.