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#A to Z Challenge 04-13-21 Lillipad Cafe

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All photos courtesy of the Lillipad Cafe

Kangaroo meat, otherwise known as “Gangurru” is the star ingredient of the Lillipad’s signature burger, featuring Indigenous Australian wattleseed. This gives the burger hazelnut-bitter notes, and it’s topped with juicy bush tomato relish and finger-lime mayo.

Courtesy of the Lillipad Cafe-photo credit: Atlas Obscura

This brunch and lunch spot, located in the Glebe Market area of Australia, is owned by Nyoka and Laszio Hrabinsky who are making indigenous “bush tucker” food famous, like gangurru and cinnamon myrtle, Davidson plum, and macadamia nuts.

Nyoka is an ethnobotanist from the indigenous Yidinji nation, who learned how to use these ingredients in her food by observing her elders as a child in her community in Queensland.

Working with native peoples, she documented and preserved their plant knowledge and heritage to eventually bring bush tucker to urban Sydney in the form of burgers and breakfast treats. If you find yourself in Sydney, Australia, have a go at sampling this interesting sounding food and hop on over to the Lillipad Cafe.


7 thoughts on “#A to Z Challenge 04-13-21 Lillipad Cafe

  1. Interesting! I didn’t know you are in Australia.?? For some reason I thought you were in US midwest. My other question: am I behind? Today for me is ‘K’. Regardless of my thoughts, this was an interesting post and took me on a journey. I’ve always wanted to visit Australia. Still as basically a vegetarian, roo meat is out. But in whole story was fascinating. Glad I didn’t have to read it aloud. My mouth would have stumbled on your clever phrase ‘ “bush tucker” food famous’.

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    • No, no, I wish!! I’m glad my writing made you feel like I knew it so well, I must live there! I am featuring foods in my challenge that I’ve read about on Gastro Obscura, but making the articles my own. I do live in Texas, in the DFW area. I got ahead, because I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to be posting on SundaysNo, You are not behind. 😉

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      • Pretty scary stuff. We always worry that could happen here. But so far, knock on wood, it hasn’t. Apparently there was a -40 a few years before we moved here. Hope we are able to get a generator for emergencies soon. My husband is on a CPAP and loss of power could be deadly. Glad you all got through it okay.

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  2. Lisa says:

    There’s a burger place near me that serves different meats, and sometimes they have kangaroo. I think the pandemic has changed their menu though. I didn’t much care for their regular burgers, I think they are “famous” (a “must visit” for my town) for the strange toppings and unusual meats they offer.

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