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Famous food in Australia

Updated: Aug 4, 2021

Australian cuisine is known for its unique dishes which are adapted from various cultures around the world, including British, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern, and that is due to large-scale immigration to Australia.

Chicken and corn soup

Chicken and corn soup is prepared with onions, potatoes, chicken stock, flour, water, cooked chicken, cream, corn, and flavorings such as salt, pepper, thyme, and cayenne pepper if desired.

There are many recipes for this soup, so ingredients may vary from one cook to another.

It is served warm, and bread on the side.

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup is made from a purée of pumpkin. It is made by combining the meat of a blended pumpkin with broth or stock. It is best served in the colder months, and easiest to find when you head south.

Add a Granny Smith apple, for an authentic Australian version.

Pea and ham soup

The pea & ham soup has British origins.

The soup is made using dried split peas, then it is slow-cooked, you can use also frozen peas.

As well as peas, cubes of cooked ham are used, (also the perfect way to use up any leftover baked ham) which gives the soup the perfect texture.

Serve with warm bread and mint butter.

Also, you can add sliced frankfurters or smoked sausage to make it even more hearty.

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana is a dish consisting of breadcrumbs-coated chicken breasts that are topped with tomato sauce and cheese, then baked until the cheese melts and the chicken is properly cooked.

Although it has an Italian-sounding name, chicken parmigiana is actually an American dish, derived from an Italian dish called melanzana alla parmigiana, or eggplant parmesan.

This dish is usually served on top of rice or pasta and served with salad and chips.

Meat pies

The Australian pies should be hand-sized filled with minced meat, gravy, onion, mushroom, and cheese, and topped with tomato sauce. A gourmet version with mashed potato and mushy peas is also popular, but any other variant surely falls under a different category.

Pies are a popular snack in Australia, you can also find variations such as peppered steak, steak and mushroom, and curried chicken.

Pie Floater

A pie floater is an Australian dish that has British origins.

The Australian meat pie is usually submerged upside-down in green pea soup. The usual accompaniments to a pie floater include tomato sauce or mint sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or malt vinegar.

Chiko Roll

Chiko roll was inspired by Chinese spring rolls.

This snack consists of a dough made from eggs and flour which is filled with seasonings, carrots, cabbage, barley, mutton, celery, onion, green beans, and rice. The dough is thick and almost chewy, and Chiko rolls are commonly deep-fried in hot oil.

Despite its name, the snack never contained any chicken meat.

Spag Bol

Spag bol is short for spaghetti bolognese, it is one of Australia’s national dishes. It is typically made with a combination of Australian beef, mushrooms, onions, carrot, celery, bacon, garlic, tomatoes, and spaghetti pasta. The usage of Australian beef and mushrooms gives the dish a truly Australian feel that differentiates it from the Italian dish. It is recommended to serve the pasta first, then top it with the flavorful meaty sauce.

Dagwood Dog

Dagwood dog is a popular Australian festival staple consisting of a hot dog on a stick that is dipped in batter, then deep-fried in hot oil.

Before serving, the tip of Dagwood dog is typically dipped in tomato sauce, making it even tastier. This savory treat is also known as Pluto pup and Dippy dog, depending on the region.

Sausage rolls

Australian Sausage Rolls are seasoned sausage wrapped in a flaky, buttery pastry. They are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer.

Australians will sometimes dip them in a tomato sauce.

They can dip it also in barbecue sauce, marinara sauce, alfredo sauce, country gravy, or cheese sauce for an added delicious flavor.

In Australia, you can find a sausage with kangaroo beef.


Barbecue snags are thick Australian sausages, usually made with beef, pork, garlic, and onions.

They are a staple of almost every Australian barbecue party, where the sausages are accompanied by mashed potatoes, grilled onions, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, salads, chutneys, and loaves of artisanal bread on the side.

Today, there are also snags with numerous modern, gourmet fillings such as lamb and rosemary, chicken and cheese, or beef and red wine.

Beetroot Burger "The lot"

Australians love beetroots so much so that they put them in almost every burger they made.

The recipe is similar to the traditional burgers, with a special ingredient. It is prepared with chopped Australian beef, fried egg, slices of ​​bacon, a slice of ​​cheese, slice of ​​onion, slice of ​​tomato, slice of beet on top, pineapple rings, ketchup, lettuce, and hamburger bread.

In Australia, you can find a burger with kangaroo beef.

Dim Sim

Dim sims are deep-fried or steamed dumplings filled with pork or other meat, cabbage, and flavors. Although inspired by the traditional Chinese cuisine both in ingredients and the name of the dish, the Australian version differs from Chinese dumplings in size and thickness of the dumplings they are larger and thicker than the traditional Chinese versions.

It is served with soy sauce.


Barramundi is the Original name for this type of seabass found in Australia. Barramundi literally translates as “large-scaled silver fish”.

Grilled, fried, or seared skin-side first, it’s a much healthier alternative to battered fish and a true Aussie meal.

It is served with salad or roasted vegetables.