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It’s a long weekend in Australia this weekend, so I’ve got today *and* Monday off work. I’ve been craving the pulled jackfruit poutine that I enjoyed in Toronto last year, and I found a few recipes online but didn’t have all the ingredients. Instead, I decided to make BBQ jackfruit using this recipe from Clean Green Simple, and some homemade buns I’ve made before, and I served up these BBQ jackfruit burgers for lunch.

The jackfruit filling was very tasty. I cut down on the amount of cayenne suggested by the recipe but it was still enough to leave a nice tickle. This was a bit too spicy for kid #1, but kid #2 requested seconds.  I’ll definitely make this again.

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We live down the road from the Ramsgate Foodies Market but we haven’t been there for a while. This morning child #1 suggested that we go there for (a late) breakfast. We cycled to the market and walked around deciding what to eat. I couldn’t resist the humitas from the Pochito Chilean Street Food stall.  (They mostly sell omni food, but the humitas is vegan.)

Humitas is mostly made with fresh corn and onion, ground into a paste andwrapped up in corn husks, then boiled.  This page has a recipe for humitas and also tells us that “Humitas are one of the classic pre-Columbian foods of Latin America”. I found my humitas very tasty, especially with the coriander salsa on top. It was a very good way to start the day.

Pochito Chilean Street Food

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Last month, dear reader, I went to Melbourne. While there I ate two delicious meals. The first, pictured above, was eaten at Handsome Her in Brunswick. The food was gorgeous: this dish is called the Park Yeon-Mi. I quote from the menu: “Charcohl bubble waffle with crispy drumsticks, cucumber kimchi, turmeric infused daikon, pickled carrots, Korean sweet and spicy sauce, tofu emulsion and rainbow slaw”.  Wow. It was quite amazing. I think the drumsticks are tofu-based (?).

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The decor at Handsome Her is pretty amazing too.

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The next day, brunch at Ray’s Cafe. (A poem.) I had the Hash Savage: scrambled tofu, smoked lebanese eggplant, smashed peas etc. Very tasty.

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The Grizzly Beer Fries with BBQ pulled jackfruit and miso cheese was also quite delicious. I think I’d go back just for these fries.

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This gorgeous plate of vegan (tofu-based) fish and chips was lovingly prepared for us by the good people of The Ship Inn at Ouseburn in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

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This pub switched to an all-vegan menu at some point in the recent past (last couple of years) and this was our first visit. They also had several vegan beers on tap. As well as the fish and chips, which my partner greatly enjoyed, another member of our party sampled the Lucky Taco (below)…

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… and I had the Aloha Teriyaki Burger, which was very tasty.

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Great vegan food, relaxed atmosphere, dog-friendly, and with a cool exterior. I definitely hope to eat here again and highly recommend that you drop by, next time you’re in the north-east of England.

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I have just come to the end of a really, *really* busy couple of weeks at work. I haven’t got any photos of lovely food that I’ve made recently, mostly because the food I’ve made recently has all been stuff that I’ve posted about here before.

But I’ve had this photo sitting around, waiting to have its moment in the sun. That moment is now. This is from lunch at Sweet Bones in Canberra… from back in July. We spent a few days in Thredbo with my sister’s family, and I jumped at the chance to have lunch at Sweet Bones on the way home, to show my partner and kids why I love to eat here whenever I can, usually when I visit ANU.

My lunch (pictured) was, I believe, their Tempeh Reuben. I definitely remember that it was delicious. I have praised Sweet Bones before and I bet I’ll praise them again.  The only problem with Sweet Bones is that they are so popular, you usually have to wait for a table. But it’s worth it.

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I spent last week at ANU: the Australian National University, in Canberra. The student union building is being rebuilt, so we ate lunch at a new area with several pop-up stalls serving food. I enjoyed these vegan “Peruvian-style” burritos from Mr Papa. They serve omni food (in fact, mostly meaty) but their Chica Fina burrito is vegetarian and can be made vegan: described as “pumpkin and mushroom locro with snow peas, sibaris sauce and lettuce”. These burritos were fresh and tasty. The chips and hot sauce on the side were yummy too.

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A little while ago I went to an evening lecture at the University of Sydney. Beforehand I needed some dinner, so I seized the opportunity to go back to Bliss & Chips, Newtown. I ordered vegan calamari and some salad, and enjoyed it all greatly.  It’s fun to eat tasty vegan fish and chips, or in this case, vegan calamari and salad.