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When a naughty treat and fresh Australian fruits collide, you know you are onto a good thing. Layers of meringue and whipped cream make for a textured dessert delight, topped with numerous berries, passionfruit and occasionally kiwifruit. It's an iconic Australian dessert you'll want to dive into again and again.
Best eaten at - Botanica Real Food, 9/1 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill QLD 4059
When not devouring oversized serves of pavlova, Aussies love a good lamington, the butter cake dessert rolled in chocolate sauce and coconut. Best teamed with a glass of merlot - from Victoria's Yarra Valley, no less - at Libertine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar found in the centre of Brisbane.
Best eaten at - Libertine Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, 5/61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Traditionally this may be an Italian dish, but parmigiana has well and truly established itself as an Australian favourite. Settle yourself in at Awesome Parmigiana & Steakhouse in New Farm for a slab of chicken lathered in a tomato sauce and topped with grilled cheese. Hot tip: The Aussies have abbreviated its name, look out for the word "parma" or "parmy" on pub menus.
Best eaten at - Awesome Parmigiana & Steakhouse, 4/455 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD 4006
The Australian take on the Chinese spring roll is a hallmark snack of building sites and football matches, filling Aussie tummies for almost 70-years. Despite the fact that Chiko is an abbreviation of chicken, the Chiko roll is usually filled with vegetables and beef, deep fried and eaten strictly without cutlery, not a hint of chicken in sight.
Best eaten at - CHU THE PHAT, 111 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
The meat pie, a baked pastry snack stuffed with minced meat, has become an icon of Australia despite its history dating back as far as the Neolithic Period of 9500 BC. The Aussie pie usually enjoyed with a layer of tomato sauce during an Aussie sports match. When visiting Brisbane it should be sampled at Coorparoo’s Piefection - their gourmet sides and fillings make them a local favourite.
Best eaten at - Piefection, 11 Clarence St, Coorparoo QLD 4151