I’ll have a Kangaroo pizza, please!

If I could sum up the food in Australia in one word it would be: ENDLESS. If you’re hungry for a big, juicy burger, you can find it on the nearest street corner. If you want Thai, there’s 20 options within a 1/2 mile radius. If you want seafood or Italian, it takes one quick Google to find a good place. Whether you’re looking for a quick, cheap eat or a multi-course gourmet meal, Sydney’s got ya covered.

Over the course of my stay here, I photographed most of the meals I ate. Since I didn’t want to be accused of posting too much #FoodPorn on Instagram, I opted to write a blog post about my culinary adventures. Enjoy and don’t get too hungry!

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A very popular Australian dish: Chicken Schnitzel. Don’t be deceived by the funky name. It’s just breaded chicken. Add marinara sauce and cheese and you’ve got Chicken Parmesan. A bit of a letdown for me but delicious, nonetheless.

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A delicious Australian cheese plate I had while visiting an Australian family.

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The main course following the cheese platter. Indian spiced lamb, stir-fried zucchini, pasta salad with butternut squash, cheese and spinach and a side salad.

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A massive burger I had in Auckland, New Zealand. It was bigger than it looks and YES, I ate it all…

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Ginger beer I had on the set of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. It doesn’t have any alcohol in it and pretty much tastes like Ginger Ale.

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This is an example of a home-cooked meal. This is as fancy as it got. Usually I would heat up a frozen pizza or make some 90 second rice. This is pasta with meat sauce and I thought I did good!

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Kangaroo meat that we had for family dinner. We overcooked it and some pieces were jerky-like. It has a very ‘meaty’ taste but is apparently very lean and good for you!

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This was a splurge meal I had in Auckland at a nice restaurant on the waterfront called Mecca. I get this meal at one of my favorite restaurants in Athens called Salaam. Spinach, beetroot, onion and squash (?) wrapped in a crispy phyllo dough with powdered sugar on top. Sweet and savory = MY FAVE.

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This was a rice dish called Paella that my friend made me when I visited Newcastle. Rice, chicken, chorizo, peas and yellow pepper.

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Delicious Thai noodles with peanut sauce, chicken and veggies.

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Australia’s version of Coldstone. Caramel ice cream mixed with TimTam’s (a chocolate covered wafer that’s very popular here). This cost me $7 and it was worth every last dollar!

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A truly Australian lunch: meat pie with ‘chips’

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Enjoyed this pumpkin and pine nut pizza overlooking Newcastle beach.

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My first experience with bubble tea. This was chocolate flavored milk tea with pearls (which are little balls of rubber). It was gross. The only reason I finished it was because I paid $5 and felt bad throwing it away.

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Chicken chorizo rolls with coleslaw and chimicurri sauce from the Rocks foodie market. A bit spicy but delish.

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Vietnamese Rice paper rolls with prawns (shrimp), salad leaves, rice and mango from Miss Chu.

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Kangaroo and Emu pizza at the Australian Heritage Hotel. One of my favorite meals I had!

And that completes my culinary adventure through Australia! Check out the link below for the top 40 foods that Australia calls their own!

http://travel.cnn.com/sydney/eat/40-foods-australians-call-their-own-651613

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