By Nathalie Craig15 Aug 2018The world has an insatiable appetite for food experiences. Never one to miss a trend, Lonely Planet has answered every travelling foodie’s wishes by releasing The Ultimate Eatlist, a foodie bucket-list of the world’s top 500 food experiences. Australia made The Ultimate Eatlist several times, but it didn’t top the list. That glory went to eating pintxos in the food lovers paradise of San Sebastián. Image: Stoke Travel “If there’s a better way to explore a culture’s cuisine…we’ll eat our shorts. The simple ones…blow your mind – battered white asparagus, a tuna and anchovy tart or…mushrooms braised with garlic.” The Ultimate Eatlist This was followed swiftly by eating curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; sushi in Tokyo, Japan; beef brisket in Texas and Som Tum in Bangkok, Thailand. But what about our backyard? Here is a sneak peek at some of the top runners OYSTERS IN TASMANIA Image: Thespaman.co.uk BUSH TUCKER IN ULURU Images: Voayges SCALLOP PIE IN TASMANIA Image: GourmetOrange MUD CRAB FISHING IN DARWIN Image: Darwin Fishing Charters ADELAIDE’S CENTRAL MARKET Image: Social Spot AVOCADO ON TOAST IN MELBOURNE Image: Medium To write this ultimate guide, Lonely Plant’s team of expert food editors were aided by a panel – made up of chef and TV presenter Adam Liaw and food blogger Leyla Kazim – that evaluated the entries according to the taste of the dish, its cultural importance, and the special atmosphere of the location. And they’re two voices you can trust when it comes to ultimate foodie experiences. READ: Weave magic into your daily life with Lonely Planet READ: Lonely Planet maps the world’s coolest constructions Will you be sharing these foodie secrets with your clients? Let us know below. Other stories you may like HOBART to PERTH: Virgin Australia’s new domestic route takes off HUNGRY? The Macao food truck is giving away FREE food in Melbourne FREE WHEELIN’: a road trip on New Zealand’s South Island is the wild ride you need right now!