Waltzing Matilda meets Bollywood with this quirky Aussie - Indian fusion dish. To start with, I simply could not resist saying Kangaroo Vindaloo, but after the first mouthful, I realized the flavours were actually a perfect match.
Traditional Indian Dance scenes line the walls of this suburban hide away
Vindaloo" originates from Goa and is typically a hot sauce used to spice beef dishes. I suspect sticklers for tradition and maybe a few Indian spice-wallahs are rolling in their graves over this combination. Of course, kangaroo is one of the planet's most environmentally sustainable not to mention lean, red meats on the market. This is because kangaroos do not chew cud and hop around on soft padded feet unlike beef cattle or sheep whose hooves cause irreversible damage to Australia's fragile soils.
Good dose of red chillies to spice Kangaroo Vindaloo
Tucked away in Brisbane's northern suburbs, lies this tiny dine in/take away outlet. This is where I first tasted the legendary Kangaroo Vindaloo, however they also serve the whole gamut of authentic Indian dishes as well as Kangaroo Lazig and Kangaroo Korma (which are also highly recommended but don't have the same ring as Kangaroo Vindaloo if you ask me).
If you live in Brisbane's north-west, definitely pay Indian Appetite a visit, however your nearest Indian take away outlet may have this hiding somewhere on their menu - so have a good look and I dare you to try ordering Kangaroo Vindaloo without giggling. Hee Hee.