Food I did not grow up with as a youngster but now like.
Meat & fish cuts:
Rack of lamb (that cut was fed to the dogs)
Chinese pork sausage
Lamb shanks (more for the dog)
Curry of any kind
Pasta with sauce (tinned spaghetti was awful)
Hot and sour soups
Rocket (and other salad leaves. It was Iceberg all the way. I didn't even know the name Iceberg back then)
Salad onions (purple or red)
Mangos (a bit of the Dan Quayle's here, tomato-tomatoes, potato-potatoes. Why not mangoes? Why not avocadoes?)
Expensive breakfast cereals (It was either corn flakes or Weet Bix/Vita Brits. We never ate it, but Mother always had All Bran on the breakfast table. As a special treat, Frosties, Fruit Loops, Cocoa Pops, Honey Smacks).
One of my favourite sweets:
Actually, no other cheese than Kraft cheddar which came in a blue cardboard box. Occasionally Coon Tasty.
Vinaigrette for salads
If you are of a similar age to myself, perhaps you could add what I have missed.
I recently challenged a foreign born person at work. Why do you need to have rice with every meal? It is like your potatoes, was his reply. Nay, I said. I don't eat potatoes every day with every meal. I eat food from all over the world.
While I can't really come at sushi (lordy, even tradies buy sushi for lunch now) and its kindred, how good is Australia that we can get and eat food from all over the world. I suppose it is the same to a greater or lesser degree in all Western countries. Why can't Asians and Indians eat other foods? Ok, they do a bit, but not with any gusto.
Gusto, I remember eating there in Aomori. Suddenly there are Gustos everywhere in Australia, but of a generic kind.