Australian Food: All About Australian Oysters
Not many around the world are as familiar with Australian food the way they are with Japanese food, for example, as Australian food can be difficult to define. Much of the Australian food you’d find while visiting the Land Down Under is comprised of meat dishes, from lamb to steak to meat pies, but oysters are another popular Australian food that you can find on menus in restaurants across the country.
There are many different types of Australian oysters, and the two most common types are the Pacific Oyster and the Sydney Rock Oyster. Also found in Australia — though not as common or as in large of volumes as the other oysters — are the Angasi Oyster, the Milky Oyster, and the Blacktip Oyster.
Native to Japan, the Pacific Oyster can be found primarily in South Australia and Tasmania as well as in part of New South Wales. The Sydney Rock Oyster is native to Australia and can be found in New South Wales and Queensland in addition to some areas of Western Australia.
Also native to Australia is the Angasi Oyster, which is found in smaller quantities across most states in Australia.