Foodie’s guide to tast­ing the best ex­pe­ri­ences around the world

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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.

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LUCKY NUM­BER 13: Tas­ma­nian oys­ters were ranked 13th in Lonely Planet’s top 500 food ex­pe­ri­ences in the world.

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