Moreton Bay bug

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Moreton Bay bug

(ˈmɔːtən)
n
(Animals) a flattish edible shellfish, Thenus orientalis, of Northern Australian waters
[named after Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia]
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Guests are intrigued to try kangaroo and the Moreton Bay bugs.
He declared that he would be serving some ' legitimate bugs' tonight -- Moreton Bay Bugs flown in from Australia.
We all knew how long each dish and component took to prepare, so that when it came time to plate up the Pan-roasted Ocean Trout, the Moreton Bay Bugs had just come off the stove and nothing was left to sit and cool down.
If comes out of the sea, it's on the slab, including Moreton Bay bugs, a medium/strongly flavoured crustacean, not dissimilar to lobster but a lot cheaper.
On the town: The liveliest bar is The Brewery on Flinders Street, which has its own micro-brewery and a good seafood restaurant (try Moreton Bay Bugs, a giant scampi).
It was hard not to enjoy the succulent tails of Moreton Bay bugs - relax, it's lobster.
Authentic Australian dishes will be on the menu, including beef, lamb and veal, Moreton Bay bugs, salmon and lobster.
There was thick pumpkin soup and oysters and Moreton Bay bugs, a large crayfish with a meat like lobster.