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Foreign foods in Krakow - where to buy kangaroo meat, Vegemite?


Zaij  
26 Sep 2009 /  #1
Does anyone know where it's possible to buy Kangaroo Meat, vegemite, etc?

Also, does anyone know where to get Old El Paso Refried Beans and Enchilada Sauce?

Thanks a bunch,
Zaij.
time means 5 | 1,310  
26 Sep 2009 /  #2
vegemite

**** poor attempt at Marmite imitation!

Why settle for 2nd best, Marmite rules.
OP Zaij  
26 Sep 2009 /  #3
I honestly don't like either, one of my friends is after that. Kangaroo meat and the burrito ingredients are what I'm after.
OsiedleRuda  
26 Sep 2009 /  #4
Kangaroo meat? In Poland???? You would have a job finding this in the UK, never mind Poland :D

What's wrong with swan meat anyway ;)

Kangaroo Meat

vegemite

hehe, spot the Aussie :)
inkrakow  
26 Sep 2009 /  #5
I'm pretty sure I've seen burrito ingredients in Smaki Swiata in Galeria Krakowska and also Alma. As for kangaroo meat - best to order it through the web and they deliver it deep frozen, not fresh. Try steki.pl or google "mięso kangurze". It's not cheap though...
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
26 Sep 2009 /  #6
I thought Kangaroos were endangered and people couldn't use them for meat...
OsiedleRuda  
26 Sep 2009 /  #7
I thought Kangaroos were endangered

They would be if they were faced with Polish drivers :D

Smaki Swiata

Surprised they didn't call it "World Smaki", what with the current dumbing-down and Anglicisation of the Polish language ;)
Zaij 3 | 6  
26 Sep 2009 /  #8
They would be if they were faced with Polish drivers :D

Ha! Brilliantly said. I've been telling my family that if the Australian Police were in Poland 90% of Poles would lose their driving licenses.

No, they're not in any way endangered. There's actually too many of them, the Australian Army had to go and cull about 40,000 of them because they were damaging the eco system, they're that plentiful. Kangaroo meat is common in aussie shops.

I'm pretty sure I've seen burrito ingredients in Smaki Swiata in Galeria Krakowska and also Alma. As for kangaroo meat - best to order it through the web and they deliver it deep frozen, not fresh. Try - or google "mięso kangurze". It's not cheap though...

No burrito ingredients in Alma (galleria kazimierz), unfortunately, but I'll give Smaki Swiata a try. Thanks.

The reason I'm after kangaroo meat is that some other foreigners who were doing classes with me suggested a 'foods of the world' thing where we each cook something from our country. I'm not looking forward to the British guys cooking :)
time means 5 | 1,310  
26 Sep 2009 /  #9
I'm not looking forward to the British guys cooking :)

Kangaroo meat and the burrito ingredients

Kangaroo burritos the height of Aussie culinary skills :-)
Zaij 3 | 6  
28 Sep 2009 /  #10
I tried Smaki Swiata as well today, no bingo :(

Any other ideas?

Also, how do you say 'refried beans' in Polish?
BLS 65 | 188  
28 Sep 2009 /  #11
I think I saw Old El Paso Refried Beans in Carrefour - pretty pricey, if I remember correctly...
polkamaniac 1 | 482  
29 Sep 2009 /  #12
You're looking for a place to try kangaroo meat.I found a restaurant that cooks up this delicacy.I even found the address and phone number for you.Let me know how you like it.I may even try it myself !!!!! Smacznego !!!!

Fret@Porter

ul. Freta 37, tel./fax 022 635-3754, Open Mon.-Sat. 12:00-24:00, Sun. 12:00-23:00.

Sporting an incredibly diverse and unusual menu, Fret@Porter's kangaroo steak is one of the best we've had in Europe. The décor is loud and eccentric, yet somehow manages to be very tasteful.

Type of cuisine: European & Internation.
Rate: $$
TheOther 5 | 3,691  
29 Sep 2009 /  #13
that cooks up this delicacy

You know that kangaroo meat is processed into dog food?
krysia 23 | 3,057  
29 Sep 2009 /  #14
Go to Chinese restaurant, you get cat, rat, dog, monkey brains and other goodies on the menu.
TheOther 5 | 3,691  
29 Sep 2009 /  #15
krysia
I know, but with kangaroo meat you also have a good chance to get toxoplasmosis or salmonella.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
29 Sep 2009 /  #16
Any other ideas?

Dutch oven Refried Beans
David Herzog

2 cups dried pinto beans
1 cup dried kidney beans
½ cup dried black beans
6 cups water
1 can chicken broth
1 medium onion, diced
1 Tbs. dried oregano
¼ tsp. cumin
1 Tbs. fresh garlic, chopped
½ cup mild to medium salsa
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbs. butter or lard

In a Dutch oven, combine beans, water, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a slow boil, cover and cook for 2 to 3 hours, adding more liquid as needed. Uncover after beans are tender and continue cooking to reduce liquid, about 30 minutes. Add onion, garlic, oregano, and cumin. Simmer 15 to 30 minutes.

Pour off liquid until about 1 cup remains, then with a potato masher, mash the beans until mashed almost smooth. Add salsa and butter or lard, cook over low heat 5 to 10 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8

I love to enjoy traditional Mexican foods, with great refried beans as one of my favorites. Most refried bean recipes are loaded with fat (thus refried) for flavor. By adding salsa and using chicken broth, the fat in this recipe is greatly reduced and flavor is increased ten fold. Serve this recipe without mashing the beans, keeping the broth, and serving over a bowl of rice for a great beans and rice main course.
Zaij 3 | 6  
29 Sep 2009 /  #17
@TheOther,

Kangaroo meat is one of the leanest and healthiest meats you can buy.

@plk123

The only problem is that I don't know what half those things are in polish :(
TheOther 5 | 3,691  
29 Sep 2009 /  #18
Kangaroo meat is one of the leanest and healthiest meats you can buy

To feed your dog, maybe... :)
I am Australian and I wouldn't touch that stuff.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
30 Sep 2009 /  #19
A few years ago emus were very popular in the US, they had emu burgers, free samples of emu meat, emu sticks but it never took. Now people who paid $25.000 for a pair of emus can't give them away.
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
30 Sep 2009 /  #20
I am Australian and I wouldn't touch that stuff.

havent tried it myself...though people i know have said it is better than beef.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
30 Sep 2009 /  #21
though people i know have said it is better than beef.

That's what they say about emu. it's considred red meat even though it's a bird, but very lean and healthier.
It smells bad. The same like kangaroo meat.
Must be an Australian thing
bookratt 6 | 85  
30 Sep 2009 /  #22
Bomi delikatesy in Solvay Park Mall on Zakopianska often has refried beans, as well as tortillas, spicy chilis, seasoning packets, etc, for making Tex-Mex food. We make Mexican steak tacos in a crockpot and get our stuff to make them, there. Excellent wine selection there, too.

Heard there is an organic food shop on Karmelicka Street that sells difficult to find herbs and spices and also has corn shell tacos and okra, but the stuff is expensive.
peterweg 37 | 2,319  
27 Oct 2009 /  #23
Dutch oven Refried Beans
David Herzog

Thats a pretty complex menu. I make them by adding cooked beans to fried onions, garlic and spices. Mash up the beans and its done. There are several recipes on the web.

If you want specialist food like Mexican its best to find online recipes and buy the spices in the UK or online, although many are available here.
tadoz 2 | 35  
27 Oct 2009 /  #24
Have been eating and cooking kangaroo meat for many years and love the taste, texture and it’s gaminess, not easy to find even in Australia (the quality stuff that is)…
Ced 1 | 54  
27 Oct 2009 /  #25
where can i eat out in Krakow? i mean some place with good Polish food not extremely expensive
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
28 Oct 2009 /  #26
Just out of curiosity, what does kangaroo meat taste like? What is it comparble to in taste, texture, colour, aroma? Tough and gamey?
Is Australia still swarming with rabbits? Are they not eaten? Rabbit meat is not only delicious but very healthy (lean, low or no cholesterole) and versatile?
tadoz 2 | 35  
29 Oct 2009 /  #27
Polonius3
Kangaroo meat closely resembles beef in texture, color and flavour (when very fresh only slight gaminess), with aging (up to two/three months) it will develop strong gamy flavours that are very specific to kangaroo only, however aged deer comes to mind, meat is very tender when cooked properly (rare to medium rare for prime cuts).

The rabbit is not as common as it used to be due to the release of the Calise virus few years ego, however there are still plenty of them and commonly eaten in the countryside, the wild rabbits are smaller than their farmed counterparts but in my opinion much tastier …
Olaf 6 | 956  
29 Oct 2009 /  #28
Zaij
Easy - go to Bomi or Alma shop and most probably you'll find some.

You can find Alma here
almamarket.pl/lokalizacje
they also sell via internet and deliver
alma24.pl/index.do (first you give your zip code to locate the nearest store)
BOMI:
bomi.pl/pl/sklepy/3,list,krakow,sklepy.html

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