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Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Fri 30 Apr, 2021 6:54 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:
Too right. I've occasionally used Brie or Camembert to make a nice melted cheese toastie: Cut a few slices into a flat bread (eg, mountain bread, or wrap), add some dried cranberries and pine nuts (or whatever else suits you), then fold the wrap closed and dry-toast it on your fry-pan or pot lid on the stove until the cheese melts. Delicious!

(Also works well with just cheddar and salami.)

In this one, it looks like I added rosemary and pistachios:

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Tried this and it was delicious especially on a cold afternoon in the mountains. I couldn't get toasted to work in my home testing (burnt the pan) so I tried steaming. Worked really well in the bush as the mission wraps hold together even under steam. Recommended!

Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Fri 18 Jun, 2021 9:37 am

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New product: Local legend beef stick @Coles.

Tried this bad boy on last weekend's trip. Chopped and heated it tastes great. Real beef.

A nice change from the pork derived twiggy sticks etc to add to a meal.
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Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Fri 18 Jun, 2021 9:50 am

They aren’t bad. Kinda taste like South African droewors.

Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Sat 31 Jul, 2021 5:40 pm

Just bought some shiitake mushroom crisps (crispy, flavored, whole dried mushrooms) from Aldi.

They are really light and pretty tasty. About $4 for 65g.

Part of the Japanese special buys (but made in Australia).

Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Sat 31 Jul, 2021 10:03 pm

Zapruda wrote:Kinda taste like South African droewors.

...and South African droewors (dried sausage) is available from Coles Supermarket Bondi Junction. I guess a lot of South African expats live near Bondi Junction. I've been taking droewors on lots of trips this winter and it's a great food. If it were a little less tough it would be even better.

Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Sat 31 Jul, 2021 10:18 pm

ribuck wrote:
Zapruda wrote:Kinda taste like South African droewors.

...and South African droewors (dried sausage) is available from Coles Supermarket Bondi Junction. I guess a lot of South African expats live near Bondi Junction. I've been taking droewors on lots of trips this winter and it's a great food. If it were a little less tough it would be even better.


I got a taste for Biltong and Droewors when I was a teenager working in supermarket that catered for a lot of South Africans. I love the stuff.

This place does excellent Biltong and Droewors. Worth putting in an order. It blows that supermarket stuff out of the water.

https://thejerkyco.com.au/collections/droewors

Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Sun 01 Aug, 2021 12:12 am

Joynz wrote:Just bought some shiitake mushroom crisps (crispy, flavored, whole dried mushrooms) from Aldi.
They are really light and pretty tasty. About $4 for 65g.
Part of the Japanese special buys (but made in Australia).


I quite like these. They do a few other dried veg as well: https://www.djaproducts.com/products. I’ve had the broccoli and edamame and liked both.

Aldi seem to stock the mushroom crisps all the time now, although it’s always in the middle section where the “special buys” are.

Our local IGA have pretty much the whole range but it seems you can buy from the website. Edit: the online store has a whole lot more interesting stuff.

Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Sun 01 Aug, 2021 6:53 am

Zapruda wrote:This place does excellent Biltong and Droewors ... It blows that supermarket stuff out of the water...

Agreed! I was replying in the context of "Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets".

One guy on a recent walk had some Kangaroo Droewors which he had picked up from his local delicatessen. It was much more tender than the supermarket beef droewors.

Re: Best hiking food finds from the supermarkets

Mon 30 Aug, 2021 3:22 pm

flingebunt wrote:I found the following Sri Lankan product at my local Indian Grocery store. It is basically dehydrated soy "meat" for $2. I tried the mixed vegetable flavour, but there is also chicken, lamb and other fake meat flavours. The instructions say soak for 10 minutes in hot water, but they hydrate fine in room temperature water.

I mention there, because the packet ways 90 grams, but I would say you would only need 20 or 30 grams for a meal when you add them to couscous. So instead of a packet of couscous (90 grams) and a sachet of beans (100 grams) you can use the soy meat instead, which saves you some grams.

I suspect the fake meat flavours are nicer than the vegetable flavours, but any of these could be great for vegetarians/vegans on the trail.


I finally tracked some of this down...chicken flavour. I note the preparation instruction say
"Soak soya meat piecesin hot water for 10 minutes. Squeezeout water. Mix sachet content with soya meat and keep 3-4 minutes. Temper garlic,curry leaves pandan,green chilli,tomatoe,ginger and onion.Add soya meat and cook for 3 minutes. Add one cup of water or coconut milk and cook for 5-7 minutes, add salt to taste"

This seems to imply that the soy meat needs to be cooked 3 mins then a further 5-7 minutes after soaking for 10 mins...but it looks like the soy was palatable after you just soaked for 10 mins. Can you confirm?
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