Foods to Try in Australia for Some Home Comforts

There is no denying that food is one of the great pleasures of travelling. World class culinary destinations such as Italy, France, and Thailand are all well-known as being tremendous places to sample some dishes while seeing the sights.

Australia might not be a country that immediately springs to mind as one of the planet’s top travel spots for foodies. However, there are plenty of reasons to believe that you will discover lots of dishes to make you feel right at home here.


LEP Expo 2016” (CC BY 2.0) by Australian Embassy Jakarta

Try a Classic Australian Barbecue

There are some excellent reasons for enjoying a classic barbecue experience while in Australia. For a start, this is usually a fantastic, social day out that lets you get to know some locals better and have a lot of fun at the same time.

Of course, the food is well worth it too. An Australian barbecue could consist of burgers, sausages, seafood or cuts of lamb among other things. Many locals are skilled at making exciting, exotic meals in this way and will put a lot of effort into making it a memorable day.

If you are invited to a barbecue, taking along a good bottle of wine or something else to drink is a good idea. As well as refreshing the hosts and the other guests, these drinks could also be used to add something extra to the food, as we can see in these boozy burger ideas from Deliveroo.

 Look for Traditional Favorites

There are traditional favorites in this country that all visitors should try. You might be surprised to discover what some of these are. The least appetizing to look at is undoubtedly the witchetty grub, a bug that is part of the indigenous culture but that not everyone has the stomach for.

A couple of dishes that can be traced back to Australia’s colonial past are fish and chips and meat pies. These favorites made their way over from the UK and remain popular to this day. Fish and chips are best enjoyed on the beach, while meat pies are usually served with ketchup or gravy.

If you fancy your home comforts with a sweeter touch, lamington cake is often described as the country’s national cake. The origins of Pavlova can be traced back to here too, so giving this fresh, tasty dessert a try is also well worth it.


Lamingtons, Carrot Cake, Doughnuts” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by avlxyz

Check Out Modern Australian Cuisine

While Australia is well known for its classic dishes, it has also forged a strong reputation in recent years for innovative cuisine. This is partly down to the way that fusion cuisine has taken hold of the country.

One of the best known restaurants offering modern Australian cuisine is Tetsuya’s in Sydney, which has been ranked as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. Their signature dish is the Confit of Petuna Ocean Trout, which has been called the most photographed dish on the planet.

If you want to try something completely different then the fusion dishes here bring together the likes of Asian and European influences with a local twist. It may not be what you expected from Australian cuisine but it is likely to be among your lasting memories of this country.

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