When traveling, the fastest way to get to know a culture is through food. Eating what the locals eat gives you a better understanding of their daily lives. With a multicultural society, Australia is one of the most exciting places to eat in the world. Below are 5 must try food while you are in Australia.

1. Vegemite


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Vegemite, one of the most beloved spreads in Australia. The perfect way to eat vegemite is to spread it on toast with butter. Warning, do not eat it by the spoonful and will end up hating it.

 

2. Tim Tams

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Ask any Aussie what their favorite chocolate bar and Tim Tams might be a common answer. Tim Tams are a combination of 2 layers of chocolate cream and coated in a thin layer of chocolate. One of the best way to enjoy it is when you combine the chewy goodness of a Tim Tam and paring that with a hot cup of coffee or milo. You bite both ends of the Tim Tam and use it as a straw.

3. Australian Meat Pie


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Move over hot dogs, nachos, or event pop corns. Australian meat pies are the fast food choice in any Australian event. Just buy it from a bakery and eat it from a bag. The tomato sauce is a perfect match from the rich gravy and meat.

4. Pavlova


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The origin of Pavlova might be arguable between Australia and New Zealand. Regardless to the origin, it is one of the must try food in Australia. The combination of the soft meringue topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream is a definite must try in your food list.

5. Lamington

 

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 Looking for a great mid-afternoon snack? Lamingtons are traditional sponge cakes coated with coconut and chocolate with jam in the middle. Great way to spend your afternoon!