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6 Australian Mouthwatering Dishes You Should Try

Every country or region has a plethora of traditional dishes to offer, and we, as food lovers, can never go without trying every single one of them! Not many people are aware of this, but Australia has some delicious traditional dishes that will leave your palate satisfied and wanting for more.

Here is a list of Australian local foods that you must try whenever you are in the country.

Barbecued Snags (Sausages)

Australian barbecued snags

It’s not a secret that Aussies love to grill, and barbecued snags are indeed one of their specialties. You can wrap the meat in bread and top it off with onions and sauce – trust us, there is nothing more delicious than a simple dish like this one.

If you want to eat this delicacy, go to Wollongong for the best beef snag or Mawson, ACT, for the pork bangers.


Australian Pavlova – the best sweet dish of the country

Skipping right to the dessert, we’d like to introduce Australian Pavlova to you. Named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who visited in the 1920s, this sweet dish is made up of crusted meringue filled with fruit with a whipped cream topping. Now, who can resist that?

Chicken Parmigiana

A dish served in Australian pubs 

A specialty of every pub in the country, chicken parmigiana, is an Italian-American dish that is now part of Australia’s traditional food diaries.

While it was originally based on eggplant, now it’s chicken schnitzel with a topping of tomato sauce and melted cheese. Although served with chips and salad, you can always mix them to get the ultimate taste.

Grilled Kangaroo

Australia is indeed famous for its kangaroos, but the grilled meat of this animal is the best lean and healthy one you’ll find in the country.

We have to admit; this food isn’t for everyone unless you like your meat rare. Kangaroos get dry if left on the grill for too long, so they are left uncooked, but it does not mean they are any less delicious. You’ll only know once you try!

Pumpkin Soup

There’s too much grilled meat on this list, so let’s add something totally different but equally yummy – pumpkin soup. Usually served during the colder seasons, this soup warms you up pretty quickly, and when paired with the Granny Smith Apple, the dish is divine!


This truly deserves to be the National Cake of Australia! It’s a squared shape dessert dipped in chocolate and coated with coconut, which goes perfectly with a cup of Melbourne coffee or even bush tea.

There are many options with this dessert, but for now, you can enjoy the best Lamingtons at Adelaide’s Kytons Bakery that holds the best dessert award.

Just like any other country, Australia has a variety of local foods perfected over centuries that have now become national icons. Try these dishes when you are in town and experience Australia’s true treasure with the tastiest foods they have to offer.

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