Traveller shocked over Australia's most expensive prawn crackers

Traveller shocked over Australia's most expensive prawn crackers

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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

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

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)

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)

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.  



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