The island nation of Australia is a very unique place for several reasons. It was a prison colony, it is home to more kangaroos than people, and 75% of the country’s species have yet to be discovered. Still, although the country is known for many things, the food is also an exciting surprise. Although the Australian food dishes are unconventional, they sure are delicious, and they will leave your taste buds dancing. Check out a few of these exotic international delicacies.
With all the exotic and free-roaming animals on the continent, it would be a waste not to use them for some of Australia’s most famous dishes. For instance, if you are a fan of chicken then you will probably love the iron-rich content of Emu meat. Almost completely fat-free and very low in cholesterol, the meat is not only good but also good for you. The meat is often cooked up as a main course or used as a pizza topping.
When you think of Australia, probably one of the first things that come to mind is the majestic kangaroo. In many areas, kangaroos are very much overpopulated so don’t worry about damage to the habitat. Kangaroo meat is low in fat and goes great with some spices and fruit flavors, and the meat is best prepared on medium heat. If you are looking for something more exotic, try a crocodile dish. Crocodiles might be scary in the water, but they are just plain delicious on your plate. The meat of these animals is considered a delicacy in the area so it may cost you a few extra bucks, but the price is worth the experience.
Australia is an island surrounded by water, so it goes without saying that the fishing industry is mighty big around those parts. Fish ‘n’ chips dishes are very popular; made better by the fact the fish is always made fresh. Serve your fish dish with salt and lemon and make a meal they can’t resist. The area is also praised for its prawn industry, and a popular prawn cocktail is topped with mayonnaise and tomato dressing to really give it a pop.
Perhaps the most popular Australian food dishes are the plethora of burgers available on the island. Ask for “the lot” and enjoy a burger topped with everything from cheese and bacon to the much more exotic tastes of pineapple and beetroot. Another great burger dish is what is known as the Aussie Burger and this one includes ground lamb, a fried egg, pickled beets, and everyone’s favorite: bacon!