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6 Must-try Dishes in Melbourne - A foodie walk through the city

Melbourne has much to offer and it's one of the most underrated cities in the world. People who have lived there can testify that the food is delicious, and you'll never get bored of eating them. Read this article to find out about some of Melbourne's best dishes and restaurants!


Emu Pie

Emu Pie is a traditional Australian dish made with emu meat. The meat is slow cooked in a gravy made with red wine and vegetables and then encased in a flaky pastry crust. Emu Pie is typically served with mashed potatoes and green beans. Another popular version of this pie is the basic meat pie found in most bakeries in Melbourne. It doesn't matter if you are coliving in Melbourne at a property such as lyf Collingwood Melbourne or holidaying in a hotel or resort, you will be able to get your hands on this dish quite easily!



Pavlova is a classic Australian dessert made from meringue, cream, and fruit. It is named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who was known for her grace and beauty. Pavlova is traditionally made with a crisp outer shell and a soft, fluffy centre. The meringue is usually flavoured with vanilla extract, and the cream is often whipped with sugar and flavoured with lemon juice or vanilla extract. Fresh fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or kiwifruit are often used to top the pavlova. If you're looking for a delicious dessert to enjoy while in Melbourne, be sure to try pavlova!


Chiko Roll

The Chiko Roll is a deep-fried savoury snack that is quite popular in Melbourne, Australia. It was invented in Bendigo, Victoria, in 1951 by Frank McEncroe, and is now sold nationwide. The roll is made from a wheat flour-based dough, filled with a mix of cabbage, celery, green beans, carrots, barley, beef, and mutton fat, then rolled into a tube shape and deep fried. The Chiko Roll has been described as "a cross between a spring roll and a sausage roll" and is often eaten as a quick snack on the go. It is also popularly served at Australian sporting events such as Australian rules football matches.


Dim Sims

Treating your taste buds to dim sims would be a truly delightful experience, and there's no better place to try them in Australia than in Melbourne. Each of these little fried Chinese-inspired snacks is shaped like a 'Siu Mai', which is a filling of meat and vegetables that is partially wrapped in a pastry. Although dim sims and siu mai are shaped alike, they taste completely different to one another. Dim sims are usually made with pork or lamb, and they make for a perfect snack or appetiser. Make sure to order a few extra, because you're going to want to keep eating them until they're all gone!


Chicken Parmigiana

This dish is a classic for a reason. It's simple, yet so delicious. A chicken breast is pounded thin, coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan, and then fried until golden brown. It's then topped with a rich tomato sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.

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