One of the best parts of traveling and exploring different countries is tasting local food. After all, it’s one of the best ways to get an insight into the culture of the country you’re visiting. Therefore, if you ever find yourself in the Land Down Under, you should not miss out on the opportunity to taste what it has to offer. With that in mind, here are some of the dishes you should try and the reasons why they are a must.
No, this is not your usual milkshake – this is a real meal. The milkshake is only a base for it, but it’s everything else that makes this worth trying. The toppings range from cupcakes and waffles to sprinkles and Nutella. So…you can pretty much add anything to it. Moreover, the freakshake usually looks just as good as it tastes, so if you like putting your meals on Instagram, there’s one more reason to try this dish.
Every Aussie has had a meat pie for lunch at least once in their lifetime, and once you try it, you’ll see why. This simple dish might taste a bit peculiar to those not used to it, but meat pies are a very popular snack that you can have on the go. This makes them very convenient if, for example, you ever go on a road trip in Australia. You can easily find them in every corner shop, gas station, supermarket, and bakery.
You can’t talk about Australian dishes without mentioning seafood. It’s always fresh and delicious and no matter which dish you choose to try, you would not be disappointed. For example, if you’re looking for something that is easy to eat and delicious, you can opt for fresh king prawns served with lime, lemons, and some tasty sauce to match. They can be ordered from good catering services in Sydney, and they are perfect for parties, movie nights, celebrations or any other kind of social gathering.
If you’re looking for a healthy brunch that’ll give you the energy boost you need to start the day, you should taste the avocado smash – smashed avocado, tomatoes, and feta cheese on a bread toast, which is often topped with a poached or fried egg. Australians love this meal, and as odd as it might sound, it’s one of those things you shouldn’t knock until you try.
Lamington and Vanilla Slice
If you love desserts, there are two you should try in Australia. First, you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to taste Australia’s National Cake – Lamington. It’s a finger-licking good sponge cake that is coated in chocolate and covered in coconut. It’s very light, and you can find it in any bakery. The second cake you should try is the Vanilla Slice. This one can be described as a block of delicious custard placed between two pieces of crunchy pastry, usually topped with icing. Whichever you choose, your sweet tooth would be satisfied.
Although not exactly a “dish”, it’s one of the things that foreigners first “discover” in the Land Down Under. Many people hate it, most Aussies love it, but you can’t say you’ve been to Australia unless you try it. It’s made of various vegetables, and it’s mostly eaten on bread with butter. Some also like it with avocado, cheese, or tomato, but that’s for more experience vegemite lovers.
Australia has a lot to offer to its visitors, and delicious food is definitely on that list as well. So, if you do find yourself in this amazing country, make sure to try some of the listed local dishes.