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    10 Jan 2017

    22 Weird Eating Quirks That Seem Perfectly Normal To Australians

    How many wheat bricks do you do?

    1. Not being content with a burger unless it's overflowing.

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    It's not an Aussie burger without a fried egg, bacon, beetroot, and pineapple along with the cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sauce. No one knows why we have to add all these extra ingredients, but we all know that they make the burg 10 times better.

    2. Making carpark sausage sizzles a weekend ritual.

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    Sausage sizzles are great, but wolfing them down in a scummy hardware store carpark is really something special.

    3. Calling sugar on bread a kid's party food.

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    You guys realise that that's all fairy bread is, right? Just an open sugar sandwich. And what a perfect sugar sandwich it is.

    4. Starting our day with fermented yeast spread.

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    Only in Australia would our national food be such an acquired taste.

    5. Eating chicken-flavoured salt which definitely has no chicken in it?

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    Mmmm love those salty additives.

    6. And frying up our native fauna on the BBQ.

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    And not just at specialty restaurants... you can get roo bangers and croc fillets at Coles.

    7. Breakfasting on wheat bricks because cricketers tell us to.

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    And somehow it's a competition for who can eat the most.

    8. Soaking a meat pie in pea soup.

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    While it looks like the food version of a hungover vomit, the flavour combo is surprisingly good.

    9. Enjoying burger-flavoured chips.

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    And have you really eaten a packet if you didn't put them on your finger like rings?

    10. Serving up a classy platter of processed meat and cheese cubes.

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    While other countries prefer elaborate cheese platters with fancy water crackers, all we need is Bega cubes, some cabanossi, and a side of Jatz.

    11. Deep-frying cabbage rolls.

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    The greasier, the better.

    12. Having such a strange, but so iconic national dessert.

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    Crispy egg whites and cream should not taste this good.

    13. Absolutely loving servo sausage rolls.

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    How long have they been sitting in that warmer for? Honestly though, at 3am or in the middle of a road trip, none of us really care.

    14. Creating an Asian-inspired side to be eaten with fish 'n' chips.

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    Did you know that dim sims are an Aussie invention? And while they're delicious steamed with soy sauce, nothing can really beat a handful of fried dim sims from the chippy.

    15. Recreating spiders with three ingredients.

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    Something about the combo of peanut butter, chocolate, and crunchy-ass noodles just works?

    16. Letting these grandma lollies become mainstream.

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    Though we can all agree that musk sticks taste like a cross between an air freshener and chalk, for some reason we still love them.

    17. Pouring liquified sugar into patty cases.

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    Though you'll inevitably crack a molar or suffer from a viscious sugar high, toffees are a thing of beauty.

    18. Our total worshipping of chicken parmas.

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    A schnitty is a perfect meal on its own. But our need to slather it in tomato, ham, and cheese, and serve it in every pub in the country, is what sets us apart from the inferior nations.

    19. Eating room-temperature prawns and mayonnaise.

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    Prawn cocktails are clearly better fresh from the fridge, served by your aunt on Christmas Day without a hint of irony. But you'll still scarf it down even if it's been sitting on the bench for an hour or two.

    20. Loving milk-flavoured chewy sticks.

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    They tasted even better when they were five cents at the corner store.

    21. Lathering a bread roll in icing and coconut.

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    Sickeningly sweet and sticky, but always delicious.

    22. And frying up big ol' circles of potato and arguing about the name.

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    Chips are great, but they're even better as giant pancakes.

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