National Dishes - Kimchi, Irish Stew, etc.

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Apparently the national dish of England is now Chicken Tikka Masala! I guess that's an example of Internationalism.
 

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What's Australia's?

I'm struggling to think of a uniquely Australian dish that could be considered to be worthy of "national dish" status. Pavlova's New Zealand, Roast Lamb British, and I think we can do better than a Meat Pie.
 

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I'm struggling to think of a uniquely Australian dish that could be considered to be worthy of "national dish" status. Pavlova's New Zealand, Roast Lamb British, and I think we can do better than a Meat Pie.

I've come across this site which (over three pages) lists national dishes. It's a fairer list with several of each country. And you're right about chicken tikka masala...there it is under England's.

http://odyb.net/food-cooking/national-food-of-the-world/
 

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I'm struggling to think of a uniquely Australian dish that could be considered to be worthy of "national dish" status. Pavlova's New Zealand, Roast Lamb British, and I think we can do better than a Meat Pie.

I associate roast lamb with Australia, roast beef as British.
 

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Wichity grubs???

We're a relatively young country and brought most of the food we routinely eat to this country from others, so no surprise we don't have a distinctive national dish...

In some ways it also makes us freer to take the best bits from a whole range of cuisines and mix and match them rather than being stuck within the confines of some traditional way of cooking...
 

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If Poland can have Bigos, then there is no shame in Australia having the Chiko Roll as a national dish.
 

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Australian hamburgers as opposed to American etc would be a fair example.

With the lot of course. (cue comments about how pineapple is an obscenity on a burger...)
 

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May well be uniquely Australian, but is far from a national dish. Certainly not something I'd ever seen or even heard of growing up in Victoria at least until I visited Adelaide for the first time.
See, word is spreading.
 

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Meat pie will do as Australia's national dish.
 
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Australian hamburgers as opposed to American etc would be a fair example.

With the lot of course. (cue comments about how pineapple is an obscenity on a burger...)

Isn't Beetroot in hamburgers a uniquely Australian addition?
 
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