Five Australian Delicacies to Enjoy While in Sydney

July 15, 2014
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Think of Australian cuisine and most minds may immediately associate with barbecued meats, cooking slowly alongside cans of Castlemaine XXXX amidst an idyllic beach scene.

While this rather stereotypical sight truly exists within the sun kissed Sydney vicinity, there are far more Australian delicacies that you may not have heard of.

After all, personalised Australia holidays are all about embracing new experiences and themes of culture.

So ditch thoughts of the Foster’s ‘Good Call’ guys – with the Aussie beer brand being brewed in the UK – and get out on Sydney’s streets to sample some true Australian classics Down Under.

Pie Floater

A staple dish of Adelaide, Pie Floater exists in Sydney as well and comprises a meat pie that is either placed upon or sunken into pea soup. Pie Floater is to Sydney what burritos and noodles are to central London in respect of being sold out on the street by independent vendors and is best enjoyed with a generous helping of tomato ketchup.

Anzac Biscuits

Now they may look like your typical Belvita biscuit on the face of it but you haven’t lived until you’ve tried one of these. For those of you with a sweet tooth, Anzac biscuits are an eclectic mix of oats, coconut, sugar and golden syrup.

Pavlova

Make sure you’ve saved some room after your main or alternatively make this your main! You’ll be familiar with pavlova (pictured) from the frozen aisles in Waitrose but the dessert originated in Australia after the famous Russian dancer Anna Pavlova was honoured with her own pudding following a 1920s tour Down Under.

Damper

Another iconic Australian dish, authentic Damper can be sampled in The Outback but you’ll still be able to get your hands on this famous soda bread in Sydney. Damper is typically kneaded and then cooked over hot coals and is also sometimes referred to as ‘Bush Bread’ given it was established by nomadic stockmen out in the Australian wilderness.

Tim Tams

Everybody loves discovering internationally equivalent branded goods – just think America and Hershey’s as opposed to Cadbury. For those embarking on tailor-made Australia holidays, they will quickly discover the rather loveable-sounding Tim Tams. Tim Tams are a branded chocolate biscuit with a chocolate cream filling and these moreish delights are more than likely to grace your shopping baskets during your stay in greater Sydney.

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