The 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.

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“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

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BUSH TUCKER IN ULURU

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SCALLOP PIE IN TASMANIA

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Image: GourmetOrange

 

MUD CRAB FISHING IN DARWIN

Image: Darwin Fishing Charters

 

ADELAIDE’S CENTRAL MARKET

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AVOCADO ON TOAST IN MELBOURNE

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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.

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