When it comes to different countries all around the globe, no country has cuisine that’s is only derived from one source of culture. This includes European countries, the Middle East, the U.S. and yes, Australia.

Known as the land down under, Australia has been recognized as a multi-cultural infused country and it’s all due to its history. There is a massive mix of English and Irish culture, which goes even one step further when it’s immigration rate over the past 100 years is taken into consideration. This includes cuisines from all parts of Europe and even Asia. These countries include Greek, Italian, Chinese, Lebanese, Japanese and Vietnamese.

When it comes to restaurants and cafés, there are countless of different culture inspired cuisines to choose from. The ingredients and ready-made food have also made its way to the grocery stores and can be found in every city and small town.

The Culture Infused Foods Most Aussies Enjoy on the Regular

Pavlova

Sounds like a desert? Well yes, it is. Even more so, it’s inspired by the Russian ballerina Pavlova, who visited Australia during tours between 1926 and 1929. The desert recipe was inspired by the ballerina and was considered to be just as light as her. This wonderful recipe includes a meringue base, which is smothered in fresh whipped cream and decorated with passionfruit and a variety of other colourful fruits.

Meat Pie

Okay, this might not seem as fancy, but it’s most definitely good and enjoyed all around the world daily. It is especially admired as a favourite in Australia, however, and can be found anywhere in Australia to be enjoyed as lunch. Along with a meat of choice, pastry and sensational gravy, Australian meat pies is a must try.

Vegemite

vegemite

Some say “gross”, while others are completely obsessed with this famous Australian spread which is simply enjoyed on a piece of toast and can be added to soups, stews, as well as gravies. The spread is incredibly high in Vitamin B and although considered to have a rather acquired taste, are loved by Aussies all over the country.

Chiko Roll

As a much-loved snack that includes carrot, cabbage, onions and beef, the Chiko roll is best enjoyed with a beer as a tradition for Aussies.

Weet-Pix

As a number one breakfast choice, which was first produced in a suburb in Sydney, this healthy breakfast biscuit is budget-friendly and can be enjoyed with milk and even fruit if you want to get really crazy.

Lamingtons

Another desert favoured steers towards a rather coconutty decorated lamington. The chocolate icing-dipped sponge cake, rolled in coconut, is considered another favoured amongst Australians. These can be found in every Australian bakery.