Mayur and Rocky on exploring the land down under
Foodies and explorers, Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma are on a new expedition. They are exploring the continent-country of Australia on the show Rocky & Mayur’s Offbeat Australia seeking new tastes and cuisines. In an email interaction they share with us more about their journey so far.
What were your initial thoughts when you were invited by Tourism Australia?
Rocky and I are very avid travellers, we have travelled across India and different parts of the world. I’ve been to Australia once before, but travelling again with Rocky was quite exciting. We wanted to explore new places, somewhere Indians haven’t visited much.Hence, we narrowed down on Australia’s Northern Territory, and approached the Australian Tourism board for an opportunity. Australia as a country has so much to offer, there’s truly nothing like Australia.
What’s exciting about Australian culture?
Australians have seen a boon in their chefs and in their food being recognised. They have a great variety of fresh produce. Owing to their clean waters, they have an amazing spread of seafood. The Aussies sure know how to play with their local produce. They love experimenting with food. Besides, their wine and craft gin are also an Australian speciality. Out there at Kangaroo Islands, they serve the best craft gin. Rocky and myself, we feel that Australia has the best bakeries, cafes and croissants. The pastries, jeez, they are as delicious to the eyes as to the tummy.
Your two best dishes on the food trail?
It’s a simple croissant we ate at a cafe in Melbourne called Luna Croissants. The way they make it… you can actually see the bakers roll the dough and remove the freshly baked croissants from the oven, which are then served piping hot at your table. And the second most memorable meal was at this place called Jack Rabbit Winery, which is located on the mountain top and has a breath-taking view.
What would you cook for a last meal?
Well, I wouldn’t. Rocky would love to cook some Mughlai dish as that is his favourite, plus he is a chef. For me, I’d rather tell you what I’d like to have as my last meal, but cooking is a no. I love mangoes, so I’d make a mango and avocado salad.Ripe Alphonso mangoes and creamy avocadoes with a bit of rock salt.... yes, that would make me happy.
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