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23 Australian Food Customs That Americans Will Find Very Confusing

You're not Australian unless you cover your hot chips in chicken salt.

1. Spreading fermented yeast extract — aka Vegemite — on toast and calling that a bloody good meal.

2. Mixing ice cream and soft drink together to create a drink called a spider.

3. Devouring a sausage that's fresh off the BBQ and placed diagonally in a slice of white bread.

4. Or alternatively, going to Bunnings — which is a hardware convenience store, for the international folk — to grab a snag.

5. Chucking some Bega cubes and primo cabanossi together to make the original antipasti platter.

6. Dousing hot chips in a thick coating of chicken salt.

7. Throwing some hundreds and thousands onto buttered white bread and calling that a party snack.

8. Soaking a classic meat pie in a bowl of thick pea soup.

9. Frying up big circles of potato and getting into raging debates over their official name.

10. Lathering up a fresh bun with some icing and desiccated coconut.

11. Ordering a chicken parma — tomato sauce and cheese on some breaded chicken breast — almost every time you visit the local pub.

12. Frothing over a Chiko Roll, which is essentially a load of cabbage stuffed in a pastry roll that has then been deep-fried.

13. Creating an Asian-inspired side to be the perfect accompaniment to fish and chips.

14. Shortening the iconic McDonald's to the more Aussie-sounding Macca's.

15. Adding beetroot, pineapple, and a fried egg to create the perfect burger.

16. Drinking alcohol out of a shoe.

17. Or guzzling down a whole bag of cask wine while playing Goon of Fortune.

18. Topping scoops of vanilla ice cream with some Milo.

19. Ending a long night of drinking with a trip to the local kebab store.

20. Eating devon sandwiches for lunch as a kid.

21. Putting chocolate frogs in jelly and selling them at school bake sales.

22. Picking up a sausage roll while you're at the servo getting fuel.

23. And finally, converting chocolate-covered biccies into a makeshift straw so that they can be slurped in a hot beverage.