When I was small, we (Along, Acik & I) love playing with the shadows made by hand gestures...and we'll sing the song as in the ad...
"Marmite...kebaikan yang lazat untuk membesar"
Hahaha. But in fact we have never tasted it! Bovril is also thick dark bread spread, similar to Marmite that is also used as flavouring in casseroles or soups, but in Aussie..the popular brand is Vegemite.
Most Aussies love it, except my BACS buddy, Denny. He admitted that Vegemite sucks (I believe it's bcoz they smell horrible!)
Hehe. I dont remember, though...how these yeast extracts taste like, neither did I remember how they look like, not until recently I saw MrBean (on TV) dipping some appetizers into the Marmite jar for his guests :P
Anyway, speaking of Aussie food, amongst others are
Anzac biscuits - The traditional biscuits baked by anxious wives and mothers during World War I, packed in food parcels, and sent to the Australian soldiers in the trenches. It tastes just like any other cookies, if u ask my hopeless tastebuds. Hehe :P
Pavlova - the meringue-based (sugar and egg white) desert that tastes like bubbles! It is airy, light, and sweet! And if u ask why is the name so Russian...it is actually named after a Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova who visited Perth once ago, that it was created during her visit.
Lamingtons - are cubic sponge/butter cake dipped in chocolate and coated with dessicated coconut. Why Lamington? It was named after a popular governor of Queensland, Baron Lamington. Err...agak-agak nanti ada orang cipta kuih Zeti Akhtar tak? BTW, I think lamington looks very much like our kuih kasui :P
So, that's my opinion about some Aussie dishes.
But when I brought John to the Malaysian Makan-makan Nite, he said most Malaysian kuihs are sweet (that's undeniably true!), however he described tepung talam as "It tastes funny!"
I suppose it's the creamy taste of the coconut milk that made him come up with such word.
Whatever. Your Aussie dishes pun bukannye semua sedap kat tekak I.