John Mason +44 (0)151 449 3938 International House 35 Wilson Road Huyton Business Park $$$
COVID-19 MIGRATION GUIDE

Australia

Five Foods You Need to Try When Moving to Australia

It’s natural when moving to a new country to feel nervous. This is, after-all, a massive change for both you and your family, and while we can put you at ease when it comes to getting all your belongings there safe and well, there’s one worry that isn’t as simple.

Will you like the food?

Food is an incredibly comforting and enjoyable thing in our lives, so when you move to a new country it can feel like a sort of break-up with some of your national dishes.

This needn’t be the case when it comes to a move to Australia, though, as this country is home to some seriously tasty treats. Here are just five of the country’s famous wares that you need to put on your shopping list:

Vegemite
If you’re going to enjoy a traditional Australian breakfast, then expert to see Vegemite on the menu. Something which can scare people new to the country, as this potent yeasty spread is far from your regular Nutella or sweet marmalade.

Many of us believe the British classic Marmite and Vegemite to be similar in taste – and we all know that marmite has a notorious love/hate vibe – but are two controversial spreads similar?

Well not really, Vegemite is much lighter in colour and salty to taste, whereas Marmite has a stickier molasses feel. Think of Vegemite like a really thick soy sauce paste, rather than anything you’d consider to be sweet like a jam. In fact, once you get over the fact that Vegemite is a savoury spread, it makes it far easier to like it.

Traditionally, the spread is enjoyed on toast either with or without butter. However, if you want to raise your vegemite game up, enjoy it on a grilled cheese sandwich with some tomato.

Fairy Bread
If you find Vegemite to be a strange concept, wait till you hear about Australia’s favourite kid snack – fairy bread!

Fairy bread might sound like some complicated kitchen bake worthy of Gordon Ramsay; however, fairy bread is actually very simple. All this Australian-classic consists of is a slice of white bread, which is spread with butter or margarine and topped with sprinkles.

Don’t knock it until you try it, though, fairy bread is adored by children in Oz and if your kids are having a birthday party with friends, it’s a must. You might be surprised at just how tasty it is too!

Aussie Meat Pies
If there’s anyone who could possibly beat the British on meat pies, then it’s Australia. Indeed, the famous Aussie meat pies are so tasty that they’re worth emigrating for.

You’ll find a pie shop on just about every corner in Australia, each selling newly baked meat pies in an array of delicious flavours. Most pies tend to have a mix of meat, vegetables and gravy or be a mix of meat and cheese.

Best eaten hot straight out the shop, these pies are seriously addictive and you’ll find yourself craving one every lunchtime.

Kangaroo
If there’s one Aussie-favourite food that many of us can be squeamish about, it’s often kangaroo. Perhaps it’s from watching too much Skippy when we were younger, or the fact that as tourists we visit zoos to take pictures of the cute kangaroos. Whatever the reason, many of us like to avoid eating kangaroo.

Kangaroo meat, though, is a stable in Australian homes as, being a lean red meat, it’s a healthy and often cheap addition to our diets. Very versatile, kangaroo is often used for burgers, sausages and steaks. You can even find kangaroo nachos in the odd restaurant!

Lamingtons
For fans of elevenses or a sweet treat in the afternoon, the idea that Australia might not have your go-to Tunnock’s Teacake or scone can be a deal-breaker. Fear not, for Australia is home to the lamington; a cake so delicious, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make the big move earlier.

Traditionally, a lamington is a sponge cake that is covered in a chocolate sauce and then rolled in desiccated coconut. You can also get variations of the cake where it’s cut in half with a layer of cream and jam in the middle. Either way, a lamington is delicious with a cup of tea.

What’s the food actually like? Australian Food vs UK Food

Worried that you’ll miss the food when you move? Join ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ finalist and TalkRadio presenter Iain Lee for a special Blind Tucker Challengeand find out which nation’s food is the best, in this video where the UK and Australia go head-to-head to be the food champion.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Australia

John Mason International Featured on BBC One’s ‘Wanted Down Under’

9 February 2021

International Removals

Shipping Market Expectations for 2022: British Association of Removals Update October 2021

25 October 2021

Brexit

Logistics, shipping, and haulage: the effects of Brexit and Covid-19 on the international removals industry

22 October 2021

Covid-19

What you need to know about international removals at the tail end of the pandemic

21 October 2021

International Removals

FIDI confirms successful FAIM quality audit for John Mason International

13 October 2021

International Removals

Shipping crisis the result of high consumer demand says Secretary of State for Transport

11 October 2021

Australia

Will your goods be affected moving to Australia or New Zealand?

4 October 2021

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from ourhighly trained and competent team. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent.

Some of our Customer Reviews

If anyone asks me to recommend a removal company, you and your team are absolutely first on my list. You guys have been super helpful plus, all the way from initial contact to the end and so approachable.

Surrey, UK to Sydney, Australia - December 2020

We have been so impressed with the care taken and the quality of packing, and also realise perhaps how lucky we have been to instigate the move when we did, and then to ask John Mason to do it for us.

D.P. Leeds, UK to Perth, Australia – November 2020

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - September 2020

Read more independent reviews about us on TrustPilot