Posted on: June 1, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Australian food is hearty and wholesome and is deeply ingrained in the Aussie culture. They offer a variety of interesting stories and delicious flavor combinations that will bring a lot of nostalgia to the table.

It is impossible to visit Australia without tasting at least one of these delicious dishes. These foods are loved by millions of people across Australia every day.

Walt’s local writer, let’s go together and scale the vast island coast to coast. We will also discover 15 food options you must try in Australia.

Australian Foods to Try

Tim Tams

Australia’favourite chocolate biscuit is Tim Tams. 

The biscuit was first introduced in Australia in 1964. It consists of a thin layer of chocolatey cream sandwiched between two wafer cookies and then topped with chocolate.

They are delicious but are great paired with a hot beverage in the “I’m Tam Slam” tradition. The Tim Tam is dunked and used for slurping up hot beverages. After which, you can enjoy your homemade melted straw!

Cherry Ripe

Cherry Ripe is Australia’oldest and the most popular chocolate bar. Cherry Ripe is a nostalgic and sweet bar with a cherry and coconut filling. It’stopped with dark chocolate and wrapped in the iconic red wrapper.

Cherry Ripes are a long-lasting product that has been available on Australian shelves since 1924. These red-wrapped bars, manufactured by Cadbury International, are only available in Australia.

Fairy Bread

An Australian child’s birthday party would be incomplete without the cheerful and cheap fairy bread. This simple snack is made up of a slice of white bread (whole grains, rye and sourdough are not allowed) and spread with margarine. 

It’stopped with rainbow-colored sprinkles.

This dish is beloved by Aussies of all ages. Each year, Fairy Bread Day is celebrated on the 24th of November.

Although Fairy Bread was first described in 1928 by a Perth-based confectionery business, the name “airy bread” wasn’tused until much later. Fairy bread merchandise is available, which speaks volumes about the special place in Australian hearts and stomachs.

Anzac Biscuits

It is not clear what the history of Anzac Biscuit is. They are associated with WW1 and the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). However, there appear to be two origin myths – either the biscuits were sent to soldiers because they ddidn’spoil easily, or they were baked back home by women for fundraising for war efforts.

Anzac biscuits, however, are serious business. Many biscuit baking competitions occur all year, particularly around war memorial days.

The main ingredients are rolled oatmeal, golden syrup, shredded coconut, and smoked salmon. They should be made up of two camps: hard and crispy or soft and chewy. They are delicious with a cup of tea. Dunk at your own risk!

Shapes Biscuits

These savory biscuits, which are also a classic of the (of Tim Tam fame), come in various flavors and shapes. These savory biscuits’  flavor is a hot topic. They are a school lunch staple.

Australians consume over 53 million Shapes packets annually. When Shapes changed its recipe in 2016, the consumers were so out of control ( cough ) that the company had to reintroduce the original formula.

Despite that minor glitch, shapes are still an Australia’ favourite savory, crispy snack. Shapes are portable, delicious, and great conversation starters.

Smashed Avocado

Aussies. Love. Brunch. Brunch is a great way to start the day with hearty sourdough bread, some salty feta cheese and a wedge of lemon.

The humble smashed avocado has been a worldwide favorite since a Sydney cafe was introduced nearly three decades ago. This dish, a perennial favorite in Aussie cafes, is still very popular. Some places charge up to $23 for a single serving.

The infamous 2016 statement that smashed avocado was the only reason Aussie millennials ccouldn’tafford a house led to a slew of op-eds and books as well as memes. Although the market for property has changed over the years, the Aussie love of smashed avocado on toast hasn’t

Flat White (Coffee).

Ask for a coffee at a cafe if you want to show Aussies that you are a foreigner. The rude waiter or waitress will ask you if you would like a flat white.

The flat white was once a relatively unknown term outside Australia and New Zealand. Google searches for it tripled in 2015 when Starbucks introduced it to their menu.

What is a flat white? It is simply one to two shots of espresso topped with a thin layer of steamed milk. The milky topping can be described more as microfoam.

A latte, by contrast, is made with layers of both foamed and steamed milk. It’s a weaker version of the flat white coffee forward. The requirement that the steamed milk, not bubble, is what gives the name “lat” to the drink.

Toast with Vegemite

You can search the internet for Vegemite and see many people grabbing whole spoonfuls of the stuff and then doing a lot of theatrics and heaving. This is not how any self-respecting Australian eats Vegemite!

Vegemite is a yeast that has been leftover from beer production. Vegemite can be spread on bread and toast. Spread butter liberally on a piece of toast or bread, then add a thick layer of Vegemite.

Other regions of the globe enjoy similar spreads, such as Marmite or Bovril. Australian companies came up with an alternative when Marmite was unavailable from the UK.

This breakfast classic is an Australian icon. Former PM Kevin Rudd proclaimed himself an “oast-and-vegemite type of guy,” instantly evoking AAustralia’slaid back, the simple love of life and relaxed nature.

A special exhibition at the National Museum of Australia features Vegemite, one of the “symbols of Australia,” along with the Boomerang, Kangaroo and Uluru. Vegemite is delicious and made vegan-friendly by being certified halal, vegetarian, and kosher.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Chicken Parma

Although the debate about whether Chicken Parmigiana should go by ”arma or ”armi is bitter, Aussies all over Australia love this pub favorite.

Although the dish has been known since 1898, it was originally an eggplant Parmigiana. Italian immigrants introduced it. The chicken variety was a popular choice for fine dining until the 1980s when it became less expensive and affordable.

“Chicken Parm” is a popular American dish. However, the Aussie version is quite different. It comprises chicken breasts, tomato sauce, cheese, and cheese. The cheese goes under the grill until it turns a lovely golden brown. It is a popular Australian dish.

Aussie BBQ

Barbecuing is not a unique Australian tradition, but it is so ingrained in the Aussie culture that we ccouldn’tleave it off our list!

Despite the memorable “throw a shrimp onto the barbie” epithet, Aussies are far more likely than others to grill sausages (or “nags”, corn cobs and red meat. Barbecues are a tradition that is treasured in the most unlikely places, such as the hardware store. They are the perfect accompaniment to most Australian public holidays.

 

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