That's just crackers! Sydney Airport is selling a bag of the prawn-flavoured snack they gives away with Chinese takeaways for $8In man
That’s just crackers! Sydney Airport is selling a bag of the prawn-flavoured snack they gives away with Chinese takeaways for $8
- In many restaurants prawn crackers are often offered free with your meal
- There is a bag at Sydney Airport which is selling for a staggering $8
- The crackers, which originated in Indonesia, are made from a root vegetable
- Supermarket variations on the deep-fried tasty treat sell for under $2 a bag
Emilia Mazza For Daily Mail Australia
An Australian traveller has been left stunned after seeing the price being charged for a packet of prawn crackers.
Sharing a photo of the deep-fried treats to Reddit, the amused traveller asked the public whether they were ‘Australia’s most expensive prawn crackers’.
The crackers, which came with an $8 price tag, were spotted for sale at Sydney’s domestic airport.
This really takes the biscuit, or in this case the cracker: A traveller at Sydney Domestic Airport has complained over being charged $8 for a packet of prawn crackers
What are prawn crackers made of?
* The base ingredient of the crackers is cassava, a type of root vegetable grown in Asia.
* Cassava is processed extensively in order to create tapioca flour
* The crackers themselves are a combination of this flour and prawn paste – the paste is a mix of sugar, salt and prawns
* The dried product is then fried in oil and – once it hits the oil – immediately expands into it’s familiar form
Depending on where you dine, prawn crackers are offered free with your meal or if bought from a supermarket can cost as little as $2 a bag.
Those who’d seen the post and left comments were quick to make a joke over the crackers’ price tag.
One man Campbell joked: ‘More crack than prawn for that price!’
‘That’s some pretty hardcore prawn right there,’ another wrote.
‘Hand dipped Artisan seafood wafers, coated with a delightfully thin layer of curated aromatic oils. Bargain,’ said a third.
If you’re desperate for a snack before you board a flight, it can be handy buying something ready-made from nearby cafes and bars (stock image)
Prawn crackers, which originated from Indonesia, aren’t generally served as a snack on their own.
Instead, they are used as a type of ‘food cup’ which allows food to be scooped up in a way that would be similar to a spoon.
The crackers are made from cassava, a root vegetable which grows freely in Asia.
After the root has been harvested, it is processed to create tapioca flour. The crackers are fashioned from a combination of this flour and prawn paste.
The dried product is then fried in sunflower oil and – once it hits the oil – immediately expands into its familiar form – the prawn cracker.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Wok On Air Australia for comment.