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February 20, 2020

Top 10 most iconic Australian local foods you must try! (Part 2)

Top 10 most iconic Australian local foods you must try! (Part 2)

A long weekend getaway can never be relinquished without these famous local bites. In "Top 10 most iconic Australian local foods you must try! (Part 1)", we introduced some of them and here are a few more Australian famous foods which satisfies your hunger of taste!

6. Barramundi

The barramundi is one of Australia’s most popular foodfishes. This native Australian white fish is desirable for its delicate taste, succulent flesh, moderate fat content and rich nutrients. It even has fewer calories than salmon yet still packed with healthy fatty acids. For a distinctly Australian experience, wrap whole barramundi stuffed with lemon aspen or muntharies in paperbark leaves, then bake. This can be served with lemon myrtle butter and roasted macadamias.

7. Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana is an Aussie pub staple that arrived in Australia via America. It was on the menu of the Pimlico restaurant in Kew by 1980. And it is the only Australian inclusion in CNN’s list of the world’s 50 best foods. Simply referred to as a “parma,” this staple consists of a crumbed (breaded) chicken breast topped with pasta (tomato) sauce and mozzarella, parmesan or provolone cheese.

8. Roast Lamb

Roast lamb has been declared Australia's national dish in a major poll. It's the garlic, rosemary and olive oil that makes this piece of meat delicious and tender. It's then served with enough baked potatoes. Roast lamb is deeply ingrained in Aussie's national psyche and goes beyond Australian borders.

9. Beetroot

Also known as the table beet, red beet, garden beet or just plain beet, this delicious and nutritious veggie has been a staple in Australian kitchens for nearly 50 years. Aussies love to add beetroot to their burgers, sandwiches and salads.

10. Pavlova

Legend has it that, inspired by the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova during her 1926 and 1929 tours of Australia, Western Australian chef Herbert Sachse of Perth’s Hotel Esplanade created a dessert recipe that was as light as the ballerina herself. Regardless of where it was created, today’s Australian offerings are perfect for those with a sweet tooth. With the combo of crisp and soft meringue, topped with freshly whipped cream and tangy fruit.

If you want to try some local tastes, you definitely shouldn’t miss these Aussie foods! The Marke Kitchen and Bar is committed to sourcing Australian ingredients and serving you the freshest cuisine of the season. Here, you’ll gain a true insight into how us locals are living our best life. With us, you can have it all!