Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Sydney Pub Food: Calamari and Schnitzel
So the office wanted to go to a nearby pub for drinks after work tonight. The beer selection was decent, but I guess the thing that has really fascinated me all day was how pubs in Australia seem to love not just pies, but something called "salt & pepper calamari" as well as chicken schnitzel.
I had a chicken schnitzel sandwich for lunch at a random shop earlier, and it was just that: a breaded piece of fried chicken. But this salt & pepper calamari thing was supposed to be "Chinese" in origin if I heard it correctly, and yet was basically just deep fried calamari (would you expect anything more from a bar snack?). It was fine but not exactly anything to make me go nuts for it.
I've been confined to way too much bar food over the past day or two and really need to get some fine dining (or at least fresh seafood) while I'm here this week...and perhaps some Lebanese chicken or even phở while I'm here. Luke Nguyen is from Australia after all, right??
Digested at 8:27 PM
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