Today we have discussed the popular Australian foods. You’re bound to run across some traditional Australian cuisine if you’re traveling around Australia. While you’re here, you really should sample some of it! From meat, you won’t find in other stores to chocolate cookies, to the most common Australian food you should taste, even if, in my opinion, part of it is horrible (Vegemite, I’m looking at you!)
List of Popular Australian Foods:
It would be best if you tried it at least once, no matter how many people tell you it’s horrible. I’m guessing it’s a learned taste. Vegemite’s are the most popular Australian foods. It is so delicious.
So, what exactly is Vegemite? It’s similar to the famous love it or hates it ads for marmite in the UK, which admitted that it’s not to everyone’s taste. The most popular method to consume it is butter on bread or toast. It’s also served with avocado, melted cheese, or tomato in Australia. I’ve tasted Vegemite, and it’s not only horrible to look at and smell at, but it’s also disgusting to eat.
It’s unusual, and you’re unlikely to come across it unless you happen to be at a children’s party. Fairy Bread is white bread with butter and hundreds and thousands sprinkled on top!
Any traveler who has visited Australia would have tried the Tim Tam, Australia’s favorite chocolate cookie. I believe you have developed an addiction. Tim Tims is another famous Australian food that is very delicious. Then you enjoy the soft, gooey (warm!) chocolaty delight before it gets too soggy and falls into your drink. It is one of the Popular Australian Foods.
It’s the traditional Australian Meat Pie! Pies are a popular on-the-go food, and practically every corner store, bakery, and supermarket will have a case full of hot meaty pies to select from. Even specialty pie shops exist! You can buy a variety of savory pies in Australia, although they are commonly loaded with minced meat, sauce, mushrooms, onions, and cheese. After a long night of partying, it’s also a good snack (better than a kebab!).
ANZAC Day is an Australian public holiday commemorating the troops who fought for the country. The wives cooked ANZAC biscuits during the war to bring their husbands to serve in the army. They were inexpensive to manufacture and stayed fresh for extended boat rides.
Although this may not appear to be very Australian, it is one of the most common foods found in an Australian bar. Many bars feature a parma night when you can get a good chicken parma and a beer for a reasonable price. A chicken parma is essentially a chicken schnitzel (breaded chicken) topped with a delicious tomato sauce and melted cheese.
Fish and Chips
Australians make some of the best Fish & Chips in the world. However, because the country is surrounded by water, you can almost always bet on a beautiful and fresh piece of fish. The fish and chips is the most favorite dish of Australia.
The competition to be the “creator” of the Pavlova – a meringue cake base topped with whipped cream and fruit – has always been fierce between the Australians and the Kiwis. Regardless of where it comes from, pavlova is a fantastic dessert! A Pavlova is more likely to be found in a Cake Shop or Bakery.
A Witchetty Grub is the way to go if you want to enjoy some authentic Aussie Bush Tucker. These little guys have a chicken-like flavor and have the same amount of protein as a whole steak! Aboriginal Australians have been eating them for years.
Barbeques may be found almost anyplace in Australia, not just at home. Local governments provide barbeques for the general public at famous tourist destinations such as beaches. (Make sure you clean up after yourself!) If you stay at a hostel or meet some locals, you’ll almost certainly have at least one BBQ per week!
While most visitors photograph kangaroos bouncing around, the kangaroo is also popular meat on shop shelves and restaurant menus. Kangaroo is a lean red meat that is healthful and may be prepared in various ways, including steaks, burgers, sausages, and more. Also, I tried kangaroo meat with a tasty marinade, and it was fantastic! If you wish to taste it for the first time, it comes with a beautiful marinade.
You’d be hard-pressed to visit Australia and not come across Barramundi on the menu. The Aboriginal name for this species of sea bass found in Australia and the Indo-Pacific is barramundi. Barramundi means “large-scaled silver fish” in English. You must try this fish; it is really popular for a reason: it is excellent!