9 Foods You Must Try in Australia

Australian cuisine is often talked about, but can almost never be duplicated anywhere else in the world. If you get the opportunity to head Down Under on vacation, make sure to fill your belly with some of the delicious items on this list.

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Lamingtons

Lamingtons are a sweet treat invented in Australia. The popular snack consists of two slices of sponge cake sandwiched together with strawberry jam or whipped cream, covered in chocolate sauce, then rolled in coconut. They can be made as elaborately or simply as the baker likes, and are often sold to benefit charity. People are unsure about who or what the Lamington is named for- some insist it was the former Governor of Queensland, while others say that the treat was named after a village in Scotland. Either way, Lamingtons have come to symbolize Australia both at home and abroad.