posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 05:41 AM
Originally posted by swan001
Here is the description of Wikipedia:
''Vegemite ( /ˈvɛdʒɨmaɪt/ VEJ-ə-myt) is a dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract. It is a spread for sandwiches,
toast, crumpets and cracker biscuits, and filling for pastries. It is similar to British, New Zealand and South African Marmite, Australian Promite
and Swiss Cenovis.
Vegemite is made from used brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacturing, various vegetables, wheat and spice additives. It is salty,
slightly bitter, and umami or malty – similar to beef bouillon. The texture is smooth, and the product is a paste. It is not as intensely flavoured
as British Marmite and it is less sweet than the New Zealand version of Marmite.''
Doesn't seem that bad...
It is good, but it's one of those things that if you've never had it it's almost impossible to describe what it tastes like. Very rich and salty...
Yeah it's impossible to describe. In Aust we have the regular vegemite, smooth vegemite which is a blend of butter and vegemite, and Cheesymite, a
mix of Kraft cheddar and Vegemite, my personal favourite.
Anyway, two favourites of mine, speaking of vegemite.
Slices of Edam, Parmesan and Colby cheese, on a base of toast with vegemite, grilled to just melting. The mixed flavours of cheese with the sharp bite
of vegemite is unbelievable.
Another is what I call the Lasagne Pancake.
Take as many pancakes as you feel for the dish (I usually use 5-6), make them about 9 inches (20-25cm) diameter. Make up minced beef with any pasta
sauce you see fit (bolognese is my personal choice), the same way you would make spaghetti beef sauce. When ready layer the pancakes one a at time,
laying a strip of minced beef, with grated mozerella and parmesan cheese inbetween. Keep going until you reach the top layer, lay a pancake on top,
and place a fried egg over the top pancake. Not the most healthiest dish going, but the taste is unbeatable.
By and far the most odd thing I have ever had, is candied scorpion and grasshopper on a stick in Singapore many years ago. Never eaten a lollipop