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What to try in Australia?

Australia for many inhabitants of the planet is still one of the most mysterious places with such a number of prejudices that the inhabitants of the green continent themselves actively support them, demonstrating an excellent sense of humor. This also applies to culinary traditions that incorporate the eclecticism of the West, notes of the East and the indescribable flavor of Oceania.

The editors of the Turizm.ru portal tried to figure out what dishes a typical Australian does not do without, and what a tourist in the homeland of koalas, platypuses and kangaroos should definitely try.

Wedgemyte Toasts

Can you imagine a beer spread on bread? And the Australian chefs did it when, back in 1922, the Vedzhimayt paste was invented, the main ingredient of which is boiled beer wort. It is customary to spread on slices of unleavened bread toasted in a toaster and eat for breakfast. It turns out a very high-calorie snack – very salty in taste, with the smell of yeast.

What to try in Australia?

Pasta is popularly popular in every city, and is manufactured on an industrial scale. Australians even joke that Americans’s peanut butter is finally beaten by an appetizer that makes no one fat. But the export of goods abroad is strictly controlled – one tourist can take home only a few jars, and then – after a thorough customs inspection and compliance with all certificates of authenticity.

Beetroot Hamburger

Another symbol of fast food in Australia is the McDonald’s hamburger with the addition of an unusual ingredient – pickled beetroot. The recipe is almost 40 years old, and it is the only dish in the fast food chain that has received an exclusive license from the founder of the franchise. The sandwich was even given a name – MakOz, and the classic Big Mac is not prepared at all in a number of restaurants – they simply refuse to buy them without beets.

What to try in Australia?

Curry pie

East Asian dishes had a great influence on the gastronomic traditions of Australia, and if in some Thailand the word curry means not only the spice itself, but also a thick spicy and very spicy stew, then this is the name for chicken pie, inside of which there will be a recognizable seasoning, fillet Chicken and vegetable to the taste of the cook, for example, carrots. They are made small, sometimes the size of a classic cupcake, for those on a strict diet.

What to try in Australia?

Corn soup

Another Asian “migrant” on the Australian table. Soups with ripened corn grains are served mainly in Chinese restaurants, but not only. The recipe is so simple that even a novice will cook a chowder – noodles are dropped into the chicken stock, to which the main ingredient is added. The result is a dietary, slightly sweet first course, perfect for lunch.

What to try in Australia?

Meat rolls

Here you can taste the “Chicken Roll” – chicken roll with rice or even puff pastry, deep-fried. But a true resident of Oceania eats exclusively rolls with bacon and cheese.

What to try in Australia?

Vanilla puff

It is believed that the tradition of puff pastries came from the French, but on the other side of the planet they will confidently say that their puffs are the best in the world. Be sure to include kiwi fruits with their signature acidity and unique aroma in the recipe. The exact flavor palette of the dessert has dozens of variations, right down to the strawberry mousse as the filling – it all depends on the desires.

What to try in Australia?

Barramundi

Such a predatory fish lives in the rivers from Sydney to Canberra – Barramundi, and locals have been catching it from time immemorial. Over a dozen cooking methods have been invented for all time – from deep frying with a crispy crust to cutlets and steaks. A good-selling option is with a side dish of baked potatoes and cherry tomatoes.

What to try in Australia?

Kangaroo grill

Yes, this is not a joke, kangaroos are eaten in Australia, and moreover, meat processing plants are actively supported by the state in order to regulate the number of animals, which are already tens of times more people in the country. Fillet of marsupial “beast” practically does not contain fats, which is ideal for dietary nutrition. Well, a specially designed sauce of juniper, plum and rosemary will not leave anyone indifferent.

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