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Donna Sch

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Camino(s) past & future
VdLP-Sanabres-Fisterra (Summer 2015); Levante-Invierno (Feb/Mar 2019);
England Camino routes ?2024
Real jamon. Does anyone sell jamon from Guijelo? I know our import laws are very strict regarding smallgoods.

And orujo. Cracka wines have some hierbas but I'm looking at about $80 for a 10 Euro bottle. I did post a couple of bottles to myself from Santiago but that isn't exactly cheap and there is no guarantee of it getting through Customs. And the idea of Border Force supping on my digestif...no way!

Or does someone know of a good Spanish restaurant where I can get my fix if I am passing through?
 

GlenysP

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port "April 2011" and plan to walk Camino Frances from SJPdP "September 2015"
Real jamon. Does anyone sell jamon from Guijelo? I know our import laws are very strict regarding smallgoods.

And orujo. Cracka wines have some hierbas but I'm looking at about $80 for a 10 Euro bottle. I did post a couple of bottles to myself from Santiago but that isn't exactly cheap and there is no guarantee of it getting through Customs. And the idea of Border Force supping on my digestif...no way!

Or does someone know of a good Spanish restaurant where I can get my fix if I am passing through?
I'm not certain of what they sell, alcohol wise, but in Brisbane there's a restaurant 'chain' called Olé (one is in South Bank).
I'm a member of Meetup (Google it: you just register you're email for notifications of what's on in town) and once a month there's a Camino Meetup for those who've walked or interested in the Camino. Just gold coin donation to attend. You order your own food and drinks and enjoy the information sharing and friendship. We also have a monthly walking Meetup and there are other groups of other interests.
 
C

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Real jamon. Does anyone sell jamon from Guijelo? I know our import laws are very strict regarding smallgoods.
Carrasco Guijuelo (http://carrascoguijuelo.eu) exports to Australia. I'm not sure if they export jamón but I'm pretty sure they export paletilla... Anyway, you may ask them where you can find their products in Australia (and if jamón is included among them).

And orujo.
It seems Galician orujo isn't exported to Australia yet. www.ardan.es/exportacion/index.php can be an useful web to look where are exported different Galician products.
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean May/June 2017. Plans to walk Porto 2020
Getting genuine Spanish raised & prepared jamon may be difficult although not unheard of. As for Spanish vino Tinto or blanco try your local Dan Murphy, they usually some good Spanish Reds and even Spanish beers. Good luck
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Camino (2016), French Camino (2015), Northern Camino (2017)
In Sydney there's a restaurant called En Casa, pretty close to the "real" Spanish food. For Spanish wines and liquors, there's a liquor store in Bondi Road that sell products from all over the world, including a spanish wine selection.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Aldi and Lidl are selling GENUINE Jamon, I mean with knife and cutting block and all, in Ireland, for crying out loud! Maybe you might have to wait, but hang on, it will happen. On the other hand: why not leave what is Spanish till you are in Spain? Everything is best in its own environment... but ok, all the best for your hunting! Good luck.
 

Donna Sch

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
VdLP-Sanabres-Fisterra (Summer 2015); Levante-Invierno (Feb/Mar 2019);
England Camino routes ?2024
Singapore's Changi Airport has a tapas restaurant in the new Jewel terminal and it's real Spanish food. A few of the staff are Spanish too so it can be your first/last chance to order a meal in Spanish arriving from/returning to Australia.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
one of the best and fanciest restaurants in Canberra is BlackFire. They only do mediterranean food and have amazing croquetas de jamon and also charcutery platters with real jamon serrano, iberico and york. Also a divine tempranillo on the wine menu. A bit pricey though.

Every now and then I see real Spanish Jamon sliced at Woolies. Not the same thing as getting it in Spain, but helps with the cravings!
 

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