Explore Australia on Working Holiday Visa to Australia and explore that Australia is not just about Kangaroos.
While locals dine on fried rice, Thai curries, Mediterranean cuisine and the like, those dishes don’t really belong to Australia. They’re part of multicultural Australia but are often claimed by other nations. There are some dishes you must have when in Australia.
1. Hamburger with beetroot: You can eat burgers all over the world, but nothing is more Australian than slinging a piece of beetroot on top a pattie made with Aussie beef.
2.       Vegemite: Vegemite is a dark brown paste made from various vegetables, yeast extract and spice additives. It’s a bit like marmite in the UK which had the famous love it or hate it advert as they acknowledged that it’s not to everyones’ taste.
3.       Fairy Bread: Now this one is really strange and you probably won’t come across it unless you happen to find yourself at a kids party. Fairy Bread is simply white bread with butter sprinkled with hundreds and thousands!
4.       Tim Tams! : Any backpacker who has traveled through Australia will have tried Australias favourite chocolate biscuit… the Tim Tam Tim Tams!
5.       Meat Pies: Australians have many different savoury pies you can buy, however they are usually stuffed with minced meat, gravy, mushrooms, onions and cheese. It’s also a good snack after a long night of partying (better than a kebab!).
6.       Crab sticks: Crab sticks are an indispensable part of the culture, a dish in which processed, pulverized white fish flesh is shaped and cured to resemble crab leg meat. And that’s still more crab-like than the deep-fried version from the local chippie.
7.       Barramundi: It’s served in restaurants across the country. Best pan-fried or seared skin-side first (rarely battered or deep fried), it’s often dished up as a fish steak with a herbed oil.
8.       Fish and Chips: Australians do a bloody good Fish and Chips.
9.       Chicken parmigiana: Ok, I know this doesn’t sound particularly Australian, but this is one of the most common foods you’ll find in an Australian pub.
10.    Witchetty Grub: These little fellas taste a little like chicken and contain just as much protein as an entire piece of steak! Aboriginal Australians have eaten these for years and the nutritional benefits may just help you to overcome the gooey texture.