Foodie’s guide to tasting the best experiences around the world
MOVE over Paris, Rome and Singapore … and don’t even think about Sydney or Melbourne. If you’re looking for one of the world’s best foodie destinations, you need only look as far as Tasmania. Tassie has been named Australia’s new foodie capital, according to Lonely Planet. The travel bible’s Utimate Eatlist ranks the world’s top 500 food experiences – and eating Tasmanian oysters straight from the ocean ranks as the 13th best in the world. The guidebook named the world’s top food experience as pintxos (bar snacks) in San Sebastian, Spain; followed by curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and sushi in Tokyo, Japan. AUSTRALIA’S TOP 13 LISTED FOOD EXPERIENCES 1. Oysters, Tasmania World No.13. Where: The whole east coast – Bruny Island to the Freycinet Peninsula. 2. Bush tucker, Uluru World No.91. Where: Ayers Rock Resort. 3. Lamingtons, Sydney World No.175. Where: Nadine Ingrams’s Flour and Stone bakery and Bennelong restaurant in Sydney’s Opera House. 4. Scallop pie, Tasmania World No.185. Where: Anywhere in Tasmania. 5. Anzac bikkies, any town in Australia World No.241. Where: Country fairs, markets and CWA stalls. 6. Crab fishing, Darwin World No.284. Where: Darwin for delicious mud crab. 7. Adelaide Central Market World No.334. 8. Smashed avo toast, Melbourne World No.343. Where: Top Paddock in Richmond. 9. Barramundi, Arnhem Land World No.364. Where: The Barramundi Lodge. 10. Meat pie, Melbourne World No.385. Where: MCG. 11. Moreton Bay bugs, Brisbane World No.402. Where: Moreton Bay, near Brisbane. 12. Wallaby tail soup, Melbourne World No.407. Where: Flower Drum on Market Lane. 13. Pavlova, anywhere in Oz World No.429.
LUCKY NUMBER 13: Tasmanian oysters were ranked 13th in Lonely Planet’s top 500 food experiences in the world.