Unusual Finds at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market Slideshow

Will Budiaman

We bet you've never seen pistachios like these before.

Price: AUD 14 per kilo (about $6.61 per pound)

Raw Pistachios

Will Budiaman

We bet you've never seen pistachios like these before.

Price: AUD 14 per kilo (about $6.61 per pound)

Fresh Sand Crabs

Will Budiaman

Is it time for lunch yet?

Vendor: Out of the Blue Seafoods

Price: AUD 13.90 per kilo (about $6.57 per pound)

Bugs

Will Budiaman

Something got lost in translation here.

Vendor: Out of the Blue Seafoods

Price: AUD 42.50 per kilo (about $20.09 per pound)

Extra-Large Green Prawns

Will Budiaman

Wow, everything really is bigger Down Under.

Vendor: Out of the Blue Seafoods

Price: AUD 33.99 per kilo (about $16.07 per pound)

Southern Rock Lobster Crayfish

Will Budiaman

Er, so which is it?

Vendor: Victoria Market Seafoods

Price: AUD 65.90 per kilo (about $31.15 per pound)

Blue Swimmer Crabs

Will Budiaman

These were at just about every fishmonger in the market.

Vendor: Victoria Market Seafoods

Price: AUD 16.50 per kilo (about $7.80 per pound)

Live Mud Crabs

Will Budiaman

A special treat.

Vendor: George the Fishmonger

Price: AUD 29.50 per kilo (about $13.95 per pound)

Scallops on the Shell with Roe

Will Budiaman

A rare find in the States.

Vendor: George the Fishmonger

Price: AUD 1.50 each (about $1.56 each)

Enormous Lobster Tails

Will Budiaman

I think these are the biggest I've ever seen.

Fresh Coral Trout

Will Budiaman

From Bali.

Vendor: Prosser's

Price: AUD 26.80 per kilo (about $12.67 per pound)

Marrow Bones

Will Budiaman

Butcher: I hope your stockpot's big enough, mate.

Customer: What animal did you say these came from again?

Price: AUD 4.00 each (about $4.16 each)

'Roo!

Will Budiaman

What does it taste like? Pretty good, actually. A quick sear on both sides yields tender, juicy, flavorful meat reminiscent of a good beef sirloin.

Price: AUD 17.99 per kilo (about $8.50 per pound)

Australian Banana Prawns

Will Budiaman

Wonder how they came up with the name.

Price: AUD 17.99 per kilo (about $8.50 per pound)

Fresh Live Abalone

Will Budiaman

Looks like commercial abalone fishing is alive and well in Australia.

Price: AUD 4 each (about $4.16 each)