Though it may well be the norm, it’s arguable that no other country does barbecues like the way it’s done Down Under – great ingredients and good beer, (in ample quantity) and better weather (that depends on your luck). You’re never likely to hear an Aussie ask to put another shrimp on the roast and that’s because it’s inevitably already there.
Most Aussies would claim that their favourite comfort food is pie, and they would not be lying. But go on to ask what they’d like in it, and they’ll usually list items nothing less than local beef and (lots of) decent beer. So in celebration of this year’s Australia Day, you should cook up a beef pie and cheesy pastry with Coopers pale ale to go. Now wherever you’re from, that should sound amazing.
The Lamington, a sweet sponge with a jam filling, is a cultural icon (according to the National Trust of Queensland.) Named after its creator Lord Lamington, it even has a national day dedicated to it. Dipped in chocolate and coated with coconut – it compares favourably to the Jammy coconut sponge – a classic school pudding, just because of the addition of chocolate.
If you can muster the courage to walk into any burger bar or restaurant in Australia and ask for “the lot” – you get to stare in horror/delight as they pile on just about everything in the kitchen. It’s mostly cheese and bacon with pineapple, beetroot, tomato, and lettuce. And not to mention the sauces. One can’t pretend to have a ready recipe for all this, but it’s a perfect patty recipe, ready for you to pile on whatever your Aussie mates want.
Regarding calorific overdrive, sausage rolls are yet another devilish foodstuff held close to the heart of Aussies. Especially those super-easy, super-delicious which have to be ensured to be eaten warm.
Higher-welfare Australian beef is quite something. The fact that Aussies love their steak is evident in the way that it flies out of every kitchen, so try to grab a prime cut.
Having southeast Asia a short hop away it’s only natural that Australia developed a liking for sweet and sour Asian flavors. They’re still even growing bigger all the time Down Under. Dim sums seem to have captured their imagination the most, so try a barbecued(!) chicken dim sum – doughy and delicious that boasts of a gorgeous fiery marinade.
Every nation in the world loves something deep-fried, but the Aussie beer-battered fish and chips should be the ultimate. The flaky fresh fish with the crispy, slightly oily batter is to be savored while gazing out at sea. With as much coastline as Australia does, this makes the cut as a national dish.
And finally, the sweet dessert Pavlova that has been named after the famous Russian ballet dancer, after her tour of the continent in the 1920s. Such a favorite that New Zealanders too claim ownership of the dish. Well all’s fair in matters of the palate, right?
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