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Feb 13

Bush Tucker & Tjapukai

Posted on February 13, 2009 by

A great place to visit while you are visiting Cairns is Tjapukai; this is an aboriginal cultural Park.  So if it is all things aboriginal that you want to know about then Tjapukai is the place to go.
Everything thing from boomerang throwing to learning about bush foods and medicines is on offer at Tjapukai.   Come and learn the history of the Tjapukai people and share in there delightful dreamtime stories. 

Tjapukai offers both day time and night time activities.  The night time events are a little different to the day time.  As the night is an evening of cultural dance with a sensational dinner buffet it is a fantastic night out!

Thanks to Tjapukai I have a little information to provide to you on the various types of Bush Tucker.

A Bush tomato is a small berry that turns brown and is similar to a raisin when dry.  They have a strong pungent flavour and are available dried or ground to a spice.

Finger Lime – this has intense lime flavoured caviar like globules house in a finger like fruit they are available green, pink and red and are great in dressing, desserts or tea.

Lemon Grass – this is an aromatic grass which is native to the tropical region.

Lemon Myrtle – this has strong lemon and live leaves and is commonly used to flavour seafood, white meats and desserts.

Lilly Pilly – is a small red pear shaped fruit which has a spicy flavour and is mostly used in jams and cakes.

Rosella – a bright red fruit of the hibiscus plant.

Wattle seed – this resembles dark brown coffee and has an intense coffee, chocolate hazelnut flavour.

This is only a little bit of the information you will find out a Tjapukai I would suggest that you visit this award winning attraction for yourself!

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