Get a Taste for Adelaide’s Weird and Wonderful Foods

Calling all Adelaidians! We’ve scoured the city for the most unusual dishes we could find. From hybrid pastries to raw marsupials, here’s our pick of Adelaide’s weirdest and most wonderful food.

Nutella Bronut

Image credit: Boulangerie 113
Image credit: Boulangerie 113

Boulangerie 113

Goodwood

You’ve had the cronut. You’ve tried the cruffin. Now take a gander at the newest hybrid food – the bronut! The award-winning Boulangerie 113’s speciality is the Nutella bronut: a combination of flaky brioche pastry with all the goodness of a doughnut. The end result is some seriously tasty eats – we’ll have two, please!

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Rice Burger

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Image credit: Adelaide Food Central

Grass Chicken

Adelaide

The rice burger feels like it shouldn’t make sense, but somehow it does! A somewhat popular novelty item across Asia, the rice burger replaces the bread bun of a burger with a compacted disc of rice held together by what we can only imagine is pure magic. Grass Chicken is one of the few places in the country currently offering this dish on their menus, and it has become a drawcard for many wondering what on earth it could be like. The answer is… delicious!

“I was intrigued by the rice burger and, being a chicken place, went with the crispy chicken filling. It came with rice patties that were nice and crunchy on the outside – just like those burnt rice bits that everyone loves on the bottom of an Asian rice claypot. The crispy chicken was crispy, juicy and had good seasoning so there was plenty of taste. It was messy to eat as the rice patties are not as sturdy as bread but for something different I would recommend.” – 4chillis


Salted Caramel Waffle Shake

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Image credit: liviaeatsnomnom

St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert

Adelaide

Not just content with making the greatest ice cream in the city, the team at St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert have gone and made things, well, monster. Meet the salted caramel waffle shake. It’s a salted caramel milkshake, topped with a warm Belgian waffle, dulce de leche, and sweet and salty popcorn. We thought we went to heaven when we saw it, so please wake us if you find us in a food coma!

“If you like ice cream… You must give this place a try!! On a hot day when it comes to my lunch break at work, a part of me wants to come here for yummy deserving ice cream, but the other part of me- the “good” part of me tries to resist… It’s break-even at the moment. I had the apple crumble ice cream the other day and it was so good!” – xbabydollx


Kangaroo Tartare

Image credit: BistroDom
Image credit: BistroDom

Bistro Dom

Adelaide

Bistro Dom is one of Adelaide’s best restaurants, and by fusing French techniques with locally sourced and foraged ingredients, their dishes come together to create something uniquely South Australian. Sure, you can get your tuna from your local supermarket, and it’s all right, but you’ve never had seared tuna quite like this. Stunningly presented, the sesame seared tuna  is surrounded by pickled carrots and a delicious sweetcorn and ginger puree, simply divine.

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Salt & Pepperberry Squid & Crocodile Tail

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Culshaw’s Restaurant

Adelaide

Crocodiles have been snapping at us for millennia, and now we’re biting back. At Culshaw’s Restaurant, be adventurous and try the surprisingly delicious salt and pepperberry squid and crocodile tail, served with micro greens and a blood lime dressing. Who knew the snapping menace of the Top End would taste so good?

“Fantastic flavour combination married with great service! Dined for dinner with a few friends. Everything was cooked perfectly. The staff were knowledge on what wines matched the food or if you have a favourite they can recommend something from their selection. They are in the entertainment book but is well worth the full price, which I did not think was expensive for such great food! It was great to support the locals would defiantly dine again!” – thumb

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