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7 Reasons Why Every Foodie Should Visit Tasmania

“Isn’t it boring?” was my colleague’s first reaction when I told her I was going to Tasmania over Easter. But even more unexpectedly, she wasn’t the last to give that exact reaction. Although one whole week (nine days for me) in Tas may not be everyone’s ideal holiday, it was one of my most unforgettable and enjoyable trips, filled with nature and of course food. For the seven reasons below, it’s definitely an amazing place for food lovers like me. 1. Eat oysters straight from an oyster farm Fresh oysters were the number one most unforgettable highlight of my trip to Tasmania. They were the freshest oysters I’ve had in my life and the cheapest too. The best were from Get Shucked, which cost AUD14 per dozen. Read about where to eat the best ones here. 2. Join a cooking class at the beautiful Red Feather Inn Everywhere in Tasmania is natural and beautiful. Located just out of the second largest (still very small) town of Launceston, Red Feather Inn retains historical charm and yet …

Tasmania: Breakfast with fresh local produce and the best coffee at Blue Bar Cafe

In general, fresh food is good food and Blue Bar Cafe exemplifies this rule. They use the freshest ingredients in their dishes and then cook it to perfection too. That, along with the fact that they served the best coffee of all the places we went to over our 9-day adventure in Tasmania (that must equate to more than 15 different coffees…), is why it’s the most unforgettable cafe we visited during our trip. Smoked salmon on homemade sourdough toast and scrambled eggs You can see the smoked salmon was unusually thick cut; it also tasted different from the ones we usually get in Hong Kong (usually Norwegian or Scottish). But most importantly, it was super fresh, to the point that it wasn’t weird that they didn’t squeeze some lemon juice on top. Served on top of a delicious sourdough toast and next to creamy slow cooked scrambled eggs, this must have been the best quality gourmet version of my favourite breakfast combo, I love to spoil myself with at home. Proscuitto and herbs croquette with poached eggs and asparagus We …

Tasmania: Learn real pasta skills at Red Feather Inn Cooking School

I often like to join cooking classes when on holiday and it was even more of a must-do when visiting Tasmania as there are two renowned spots which promise to bring a memorable experience: Red Feather Inn near Launceston and The Agrarian Kitchen near Hobart. Unfortunately, The Agrarian Kitchen was fully booked so I couldn’t try that. Actually, Red Feather Inn was too, but luckily for us, they kindly held a private class for the two of us (at a higher price of AUD250 v. the group class which charges AUD195). So if you are keen, book as early as you can. The Chef Chef Lewis works at the Red Feather Inn’s restaurant and teaches their cooking school classes too. With over 25 years of experience in London and experience from cooking schools around the world, a lot of important cooking insights or ‘tricks’ is what you’ll definitely be getting out of a class here. First course: egg pasta with bolognaise sauce Perfect Pasta class to learn real skills and tricks We decided to go with the “Perfect Pasta” …

Tasmania: Where to eat the best fresh oysters?

I loved Tasmania for its fresh seafood and local produce – I randomly bought one tomato from Woolworths supermarket to eat with a salad and it was, no exaggeration, the best I’ve tasted. But I’d be casually citing cliches if I said it was “hard to name the best” food or meal I had in Tas – the most epic and memorable was no question the oysters! Between two of us, we ate exactly 11 dozens (121) of oysters during our 9 day trip. Actually, that number is not impressive at all, considering how fresh and cheap they were. In Hong Kong, oysters from the supermarket cost about HK$30-70 for one. In Tasmania, they’re as cheap as HK$7 for one. Now you might start to understand why I regret not stuffing myself more during my trip. To be honest, anywhere in Tasmania, the oysters will probably taste amazing simply because they are fresh. Anyhow, here’s a quick list on where to get the cheapest and freshest oysters, which may even tempt you to visit Tasmania for yourself too. 1. Get …