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.
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.