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FoodBlog’s Around the World Series: Around Australia in 8 dishes 🇦🇺

FoodBlog’s Around the World Series: Around Australia in 8 dishes 🇦🇺

We bet your travel bug is really kicking in right about now, with the Covid-19 pandemic hopefully dwindling away soon, travel plans could be in our near future… but till then FoodBlog’s Around the World Series will keep you hungry the way we know best… with food, food and a whole lot more food. Here’s Part 7 of the series… happy dreaming! 💯

We’re off to the land down under! Australia is probably one of the most popular continents amongst the Maltese, since so many Maltese people immigrated here during the second World War. In fact, if you’re ever in Australia, you might even notice some traditional Maltese dishes or restaurants around the area. 😲

The Australians have dishes that are uniquely their own, so let’s see what this lovely continent has to offer:

Continental Roll

This crunchy, yet chewy bread is inspired by Italian cuisine. It is filled with cold cuts, like salami and mortadella, cheese and condiments. Australians love beetroots, so this is typically one of the condiments included, as well as sundried tomatoes and pickled eggplants, amongst others. 🥖



Meat Pie

These are a very popular snack in Australia. Scrumptious and warm on the inside and flaky pastry on the outside, meat pies can be found all around - in supermarkets, in bakeries, and in snack shops. The filling includes minced meat, mushrooms, onions, cheese and gravy. 🥧



Pie Floater

Speaking of meat pies, this dish also includes a meat pie. However, the pie is not served on its own. It is submerged upside down in pea soup alongside a sauce (usually malt, mint, tomato or Worcestershire sauce). It’s been around for over 100 years! 💚



Anzac Biscuits

These biscuits have a great history behind them. They are named Anzac biscuits because of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) who fought together during the war. These biscuits are said to have been sent to the ANZAC soldiers who were fighting the war and thus kept the name Anzac Biscuits. They are sweet biscuits made with oats, coconut, flour, golden syrup, sugar, butter and bicarbonate of soda. 🍪



Pavlova

The origin of this delicious dessert has been an ongoing debate between the Aussies and the Kiwis. Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert, so it’s crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. It is topped with fruit, typically berries, and whipped cream. It was named Pavlova after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. This dessert can be found all over Australia in bakeries, cake shops, and even supermarkets. 🍓



Witchetty Grub

This dish might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Witchetty grub refers to large, white larvae that eat wood. However, these are also served as food. Although they are super gooey, they are also full of protein! 🐛



Australian BBQ

Barbecue is a very popular event with the Aussies. The most common foods that are grilled on a barbecue are sausages, lamb and shrimp (have you ever heard the phrase, “shrimp on the barbie”?). Some other popular meats include brisket, pork chops, ribs and steaks. 🍖



Sausage Sizzle

This is a widely popular event in both Australia and New Zealand that takes place usually in large public areas as either a fundraising event or free event. As the name suggests, this is basically where people meet up and have grilled or barbecued sausages on a slice of bread, with condiments like mustard, barbecue sauce, ketchup and fried onions. 🌭



Would you try any of the Aussie dishes?


Have you ever tried any of these dishes? Let us know by tagging us in your photos on Instagram!

But till then, do yourself a favour and check out the rest of our series with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and now even Part 6 out for you to travel across the globe - FoodBlog style!


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