Australia is one of those countries that you don’t quite realise how big it is. But its area is over seven million kilometers squared. With a population of around 24 million. That’s big. Aussies have a reputation for being quite tough individuals. But actually, the great wilderness can spook us every now and again. And may Aussies wouldn’t last five minutes without a decent coffee. However it isn’t just our drink we are bothered about, we are big into food. As you know from my blog. So I thought I would put together a quick guide about the best foodie inspiration from some of the most well-known cities in Australia. I hope it helps you when you next visit them.
Not only is Melbourne known as the world's most livable city, but it is also famous for it’s coffee. While I know I mentioned that this would be more food related, we can’t mention Melbourne without taking homage to the coffee. There is a real difference in coffee culture. It has an air of sophistication and making a point of rich layers of flavour. A culture should be about an escape, and that it is when you are presented with coffee in Melbourne. It’s an experience. Just like eating in a restaurant is or trying a new food. Which is why it’s so important to make you aware of just how good it is.
The city of Perth has a varied food scene. You can indulge in Spanish flavours, gauge on French cuisines or just stick with something Australian. There is something for everyone. However, you can’t mention Perth without considering how good it is for any meat lovers. From steak to genuinely the best ribs in Perth you can’t go wrong. So whether you prefer your meat seasoned and flavoured from tastes all over the world. Perth has it for you.
While it may not be mainly known for it’s seafood, Sydney has a great advantage for fish lovers. John Dory, being one of the most famous white fish to eat is available in the Sydney waters near the harbour. Meaning if you like your fish and seafood fresh, then you can’t get any better than that. With many fish and seafood restaurants serving John Dory as well as other options, you can’t go wrong coming here if you love your fish.
If you love your French cuisine, then Cairns is the place to go. There number one restaurant offers French cuisine. With traditional entrees like escargot down to a beef eye fillet and a creme brulee dessert. French cuisines aren’t for everyone, but if you love it then make sure you check Cairns out.
There is no doubt about it; Adelaide is famous for it’s wines. But there is also some iconic food choices to sample and the pie floater is one of them. While it may not be the healthiest, if you do enjoy the fine wines you won’t be able to refuse this meal. You start with a pea soup and then add an Australian meat pie in the middle. Most often topped with a tomato sauce. If you are feeling extra brave, you may add mint sauce or malt vinegar. I would say Adelaide is more famous for the Australian choice of foods than anything else.
I hope you are feeling more informed of some of the best foodie choices to make when it comes to visiting some of the cities in Australia.