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Local Dishes To Eat While Visiting Australia

Australia is the land of kangaroos and emu but did you know the Australians also eat them? Australia is also the land of the indigenous food which they shared with the British and Irish immigrants. Thus developing some of following traditional dishes the world has come to know and love, which you, must try.

1. Pavlova

Named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, Pavlova is a cake specially designed in honor of the ballerina. The origin of the dish is a heated discussion between the Aussies and the Kiwis, however, it has major importance in both their cuisine; not to forget the creamy taste.   

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2. Crab Sticks

Unlike what the name suggests, crab sticks are not made from crabs. Instead, they contain fish. The name comes as they look similar to crab legs. You can easily grab one at the Australian supermarket. If not, they are readily available at any local restaurant.  

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3. Barramundi

The demand for Barramundi is very high is the country of Australia. It comes from an ancient language in which it means large scale river fish.  

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4. Seafood Pizza

Pizza is an Italian concept. However, Australia serves the tastiest seafood pizza with a variety of fishes from its waters.

5. Chiko Roll

They have been inspired by the Chinese Spring Roll. The name gives the impression that they are made of chicken but sike! Instead, they contain meat. Fried till they are golden, they are an Australian fast-food icon.

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6. Lamingtons

Lamington is a sponge cake coated with chocolate and desiccated coconut. Lamington is often called the national cake of Australia because of its widespread popularity across the country. They are better served with Tea and coffee and are available in all cafes across Australia.  

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7. Emu

Emu is the national bird of Australia. It is also widely consumed in the country due to its low levels of cholesterol and a high level of iron contained. They are best served when smoked, with wine.

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8. Kangaroo

As bizarre as it seems Australia, consumes its national animal. In Australia, one finds Kangaroos in wide numbers. They are also low in fat, protein, iron content and are a high source of omega-3. They are hard to cook and taste-wise are quite similar to that of beef.

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9. Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits got famous during World War I when wives of the soldiers made them these biscuits. This is because of the high nutritional value of the biscuit.

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10. Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Breast dressed in tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, and melted cheese. Yum! That sounds like the perfect combination and no place better to eat it than Australia.

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11. Meat Pies

You can find it on every menu in Australian pubs. It is exactly what it sounds like, a deadly combination of meat and other savory ingredients.

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12. Pigs in a blanket

Referred to as hotdogs and sausages in America, the Aussies have their own version of it. Why not put meat wrapped around in more meat? They are either fried or baked.

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13. Fish and Chips

From the seas of Australia, comes a variety of fishes. Fish and chips are a local favorite here as it is served fresh, hot and an array of options to choose from. The best place to eat Fish and Chips is the sunny beach.

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14. Potato Cakes

Potato Cakes in Australia are a must along with Fish and chips. They are slices of potato battered and then deep-fried. It is easily available by the beach or take-away shops.

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15. Damper

Damper is a conventional Australian bread. The bread is made of soda, water, salt, and wheat flour. It comes in different variants of sweet potato, chive, etc. Damper is famous street food, enjoyed along with tea and coffee.  

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16. John Dory Fillets

Commonly found in Australian waters, John Dory Fillets is a very popular local dish. Served with potatoes and salad, they are quite a sensation in Australia.

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17. Cheese and Bacon Roll

Cheese and Bacon roll is a kid’s favorite. It is what the name says, chunks of bacon and cheese rolled in bread. It is one of the most classic dishes in Australia.














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