An American dwelling in Australia has expressed her outrage at how dear seafood is Down Below.
Earlier this week, TikToker baal.and.chain posted a video about “the worst components about [being] an American dwelling in Australia”.
Within the clip, the hungry expat ranted that she was craving a lobster roll, shrimp cocktail or crab desserts after a sizzling day on the pool.
However she mentioned she couldn’t fulfill her cravings as a result of “lobster is like $60 a pound”, branding the value “ridiculous”.
She complained that when she grew up in New England on the US north east coast, the seafood was “low cost and plentiful”.
“I had seafood on a regular basis … perhaps not tremendous low cost however it was not like Australian costs,” she mentioned.
“And I simply spent a day on the swimming pools and it’s sizzling and I simply desire a freakin’ lobster roll, or a shrimp cocktail, some crab desserts, fritters and chowder.”
The video attracted greater than 64,000 views, with commentators recommending the place she ought to go to get good seafood.
“Not a shrimp cocktail it’s a prawn cocktail,” one mentioned.
“For those who’re in Australia it’s crayfish, prawns and kgs,” one other wrote.
“It’s essential strive bugs. Moreton Bay bugs are one of the best. They’re like a mini lobsters. Belief me,” a 3rd mentioned.
Different customers weren’t happy with the expat’s clip and prompt she return to the US if she couldn’t get the meals she wished right here.
“Properly you understand what you are able to do?”, one individual mentioned, presumably hinting for the lady to return to the US after her rant.
“We’re not America”, one other wrote.
“You assume the seafood is costly, strive shopping for a home,” a 3rd quipped.
Australian seafood costs hit a file excessive within the lead-up to Christmas attributable to provide chain points and labour shortages.
Queensland Seafood Entrepreneurs Affiliation President Ian Hamilton mentioned whereas costs have elevated, domestically-raised and caught seafood nonetheless represents a superb worth for Aussie shoppers.
“Queensland prawn and fish costs stay aggressive and good worth,” he mentioned.
“Customers can count on to purchase wild-caught Queensland northern kings from $27 a kilo and a Queensland’s favorite massive wild-caught tigers from $35 a kilo.
“There are many top-quality, well-priced farmed tiger and banana prawns too.”
Mr Hamilton mentioned Rock lobsters “are plentiful” and have been retailing for round $65 a kilo.
“Persons are being spoilt for alternative with Queensland tiger prawns, squid, [sand crabs], scallops, in addition to prime desk fish – pink emperors, snappers, Sunshine Coast tuna and our personal Queensland barramundi to select from,” he mentioned.
Initially printed as ‘It’s ridiculous’: US expat rages over the price of seafood in Australia