The wheat-flour biscuit with a strip of pink fondant on either side of raspberry jam and sprinkled with coconut is a sweet, soft and crunchy mouthful. A gourmet version with mashed potato and mushy peas is also popular, but any other variant surely falls under a different category.
It's Australian food with a back story. It's on the menu at every house party, sporting venue and morning after a big night. But even if it was finally proven once and for all to hail from New Zealand, Aussies would surely still label it Australian food.
For generations, the SAO sandwich has then been squeezed to create "worms" that pour out of the holes in the pastry, then eaten. Take a burger bun and stuff it with barbequed meat, salad, sauce and, for the Australian twist, add a slice of pineapple, some pickled beetroot and a fried egg.
Although the cake is thought to have been first served in Toowoomba, the national success has seen it take off in cities across Australia. Zushi Darlinghurst, 239 Victoria St.
Chicken parmigiana This classic Aussie chicken dish — with roots in Italian-American cooking — is a staple offering on pretty much every pub menu in the country. Etch, 62 Bridge St.
Sydney Fish Market, Bank St. But it's natural home is the local take-away joint or local pub. It was reformatted and republished in 2017.
All Rights Reserved. It might be a long way to go for a meal, but people definitely travel with less incentive than this.
In fact, in some instances, you only need to eat some of the foods in each food group a couple of times a week.
It's renowned for yellow and blue wrapping scribed with movie trivia, a marketing move that has endeared the treat to DVD groupies and movie goers.
Both countries claim to have invented the dish in honor of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova when she visited Australasia in the 1920s. 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.
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In English it's a vanilla slice, and Australians claim ownership of the vanilla-custard-filled, multi-layered pastry that's dusted with icing sugar. The cheese and bacon roll is, quite simply, a bread rolled topped in bacon chunks and cheese. It includes cherries mixed in with the coconut and is dipped in dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.