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    21 Photos That Show What 'Real' Australian Food Looks Like For The Rest Of The World

    "A six pack and a meat pie. The true seven-course meal."

    The definition of Australian cuisine has always been hotly debated — especially since we don't mind cherry-picking from other cultures, resulting in a fusion-style of cooking.

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    Let's not get started on the whole Oz vs. NZ pav debate.

    But there are some essential characteristics most of us can agree upon, which is exactly what Reddit user u/BohrInReddit found out when they asked for Australia's unofficial food and drink.

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    So, according to Australians, here are the foods and drinks that deserve a prime spot when people ask about our national cuisine.

    1. "A six pack and a meat pie. The true seven-course meal."

    —u/Spherious

    2. "Milo and lamington."

    —u/Disappointed_sass

    3. "Sausage laid diagonally on bread with tomato sauce and whatever beer is cheapest at that particular moment."

    —u/wayruss


    "Also, it has to be the cheapest white bread they can find, and ideally served in a car park."

    —u/16letterd1

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    4. "Sausage sanga and cheap soft drink from Bunnings."

    —u/dubbodrongo

    5. "Fairy bread is the only answer."

    —u/luker123456789lurker

    6. "Party pies and a fuckin' VB long neck, ya dog cunt."

    —u/NoveltyCards

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    7. "Surprised that I only saw one person say chicken parmigiana (I don’t want to start a debate on how to abbreviate the name)."

    —u/kangareagle

    8. "Lemon, lime and bitters."

    —u/saint_aura

    9. "Red frogs and (insert beer name — any will do).

    —u/Kopachino

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    10. "Goon and Winnie Blues."

    —u/ripitup32

    11. "Those cheap chocolate mud cakes with the white chocolate lines on top from Coles/Woolies."

    —u/idunno324

    12. "Vegemite."

    —u/lexicon993

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    13. "Potato scallops."

    —u/SicnarfRaxifras


    "You mean potato cakes? ;)" 

    —u/ComplexImportance794

    14. "Chicken, anything chicken or chicken flavoured. Pies, biscuits, chips, roast chook, schnitzel, chicken salt, lemon chicken etc."

    —u/izza007

    15. "Coffee and avocado toast."

    —u/Opinionatedintrovert

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    16. "Woolies roast chook and bread rolls. The drink depends on the social situation — beer/coke/flavoured milk."

    —u/thebunyiphunter

    17. "Sausage roll and a Dare Iced Coffee. God’s food on a Saturday morning, heading to an early morning kick-off."

    —u/girl_from_oz

    "The offical food of the Australian building industry."

    —u/Careful-Trade-9666

    18. "National food would be a chiko roll."

    —u/chuckit01

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    19. "Honestly, I feel like our national food should be, like, takeaway pad Thai or something."

    —u/vincecarterskneecart

    20. "Lamb on the barbie with salads and pav for dessert. Can’t wait for summer!"

    —u/DeedlesD

    21. "Halal snack pack. Originated in Australia with delicious Arabic fusion."

    —u/GoonOnIce

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    Reddit responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What other food and drink deserve to be part of Australia's national cuisine?