What is the most popular food in Australia?
Credit:George CoppockPhotolibraryGetty Images
Q:

What is the most popular food in Australia?

A:

Quick Answer

Bob Carr, the former premier of New South Wales, described meat pie as Australia's most popular dish in 2003. Australian meat pies, which are similar to the mince pies found in the United Kingdom, have a flaky pastry crust and are filled with gravy, minced meat, onions, mushrooms and cheese.

 Know More

Full Answer

Australian cuisine is heavily influenced by British colonization, with many popular foods in the country coming directly from English or Irish cuisine traditions. Other food traditions in Australia include roast dinners, fish and chips, and blood pudding. Iconic foods unique to Australia include Vegemite, Tim Tams, fairy bread and the fried Australian hamburger.

Learn more about Australia

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are the six states and two territories of Australia?

    A:

    The country of Australia consists of six states and two on-shore territories: Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. In addition, there are also the mainland Jervis Bay Territory, six island territories and the Australian Antarctic Territory that comprises 42 percent of the continent of Antarctica.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long does it take to get to Australia by boat?

    A:

    Getting to Australia by boat can take several hours, several days or even weeks, depending on the type of boat, its speed and the point of origin. On a cruise ship, the most realistic time frame is at least a week.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the five major rivers of Australia?

    A:

    Five major rivers in Australia are River Murray, the Murrumbidgee River, the Darling River, the Lachlan River and Cooper Creek. They are the five longest rivers on the continent.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the oldest city in Australia?

    A:

    Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city. New South Wales, where Sydney is located, is Australia's oldest state and was founded in 1788 by Captain John Phillips as a penal colony at Port Jackson. Over a third of Australia's entire population resides in New South Wales, according to About.com.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore