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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Tasmania stars on Lonely Planet gourmet list

The world is sitting up and taking notice of Tasmanian gourmet specialities like freshly-shucked oysters on the beach and scallop pies.

Eating oysters in Tasmania ranked 13th on a new list of the world's top food experiences published by Lonely Planet.

Oysters from Bruny Island, Tasmania

Just 13 of the world’s most thrilling culinary experiences are to be had in Australia, according to leading global travel authority Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist, which is published today.

In addition to oysters in Tasmania, the 12 other Australian gastronomic encounters are: bush tucker at Uluru (#91), scallop pie in Tasmania (#185), Anzac biscuits (#241), mud crab fishing in Darwin (#284), Adelaide’s Central Market (#334), Avocado on toast in Melbourne (#343),Barramundi in the Northern Territory (#364), meat pie at the MCG (#385), Moreton Bay Bugs in Brisbane (#402), wallaby tail soup at the Flower Drum in Melbourne(#407), pavlova (#429) and the lamington (#475).

The overall top 10 food experiences are:
1. Pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain
2. Curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Sushi in Tokyo, Japan
4. Beef brisket in Texas, USA
5. Som tum in Bangkok, Thailand
6. Smørrebrød in Copenhagen, Denmark
7. Crayfish in Kaikoura, New Zealand
8. Bibimbap in Seoul, South Korea
9. Pizza margherita in Naples, Italy
10. Dim sum in Hong Kong

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