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Typical Australian dishes

If you want to try typical Australian dishes, you shouldn't miss these regional specialties:

Vegemite - Similar to the typical British spread Marmite, Vegemite is also traditionally eaten on toast - primarily for breakfast. In Melbourne, the birth town of Vegemite, the delicacy is served in almost every local trendy café. You can also buy the specialty in any Australian supermarket.

Pavlova - Australia's most famous snack is Pavola. The traditional dessert made from egg white and sugar can be compared to Italian or French foam pastries (meringue). Unlike its European counterparts, Pavola is even softer. Its consistency is almost reminiscent of that of marshmallows.

fish and seafood - Australia's location on the Pacific Ocean is also reflected in its gastronomy. Whether on the menus of the restaurants or in the refrigerated counters in the supermarket - fish and seafood are always part of the party. The freshest oysters and clams are in Tasmania. In northern Australia, like in Kimberly and Darwin, you can get the best barramundi, the Aboriginal name for sea bass.

ANZAC biscuits - This delicious pastry made from oats, coconut and golden syrup is a specialty in both Australia and New Zealand - a specialty with a history. Wives and mothers baked the goodies before the soldiers went to war. Today the biscuits are traditionally served on ANZAC Day to commemorate the fallen soldiers.

Chicken Parmigiana - This classic with Italian roots is served in most typical Australian restaurants and pubs. His secret of success: crispy chicken schnitzel with tomato sauce and lots of cheese.

Lamingtons - They are considered Australia's national pastry. The small cake cubes are traditionally coated with chocolate and desiccated coconut. You owe your name to a national celebrity, Lord Lamington, the former Governor of Queensland (1896-1901).

Dim sim - The popular Australian snack has a close Chinese relative, dim sum. The only difference: Dim Sim is bigger and doughier than its Asian counterpart. The small dumpling-like specialties were named after a linguistic misunderstanding. A restaurant accidentally misspelled “Dim Sum” on its menu and promptly the faux pas prevailed as a name. You can buy Dim Sim in the shop around the corner, at petrol stations and snack bars.