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Northern Territory Food and Drink

The Northern Territory is a good place to try traditional Aboriginal "bush tucker" or bushfood, referring to the process of finding and cooking wild animals (like magpie geese) and vegetables (like yams, beach apples, bush bananas to name but a few). The best approach is to sign up for a bushwalk led by an expert Aboriginal guide. If you plan to go by yourself, you need a permit before you can gather.

Darwin the capital is known for open-air markets selling Asian-inspired dishes and beachfront restaurants delivering freshly-caught barramundi and juicy steaks.

Specialities

Barramundi: A tasty fish found on most menus.
Kakadu plum jam: A sweet conserve best eaten on toast.
Quandong: A native peach with a delicate flavour, usually served stewed or in ice cream.
Crocodile meat: Available for the curious.
Mud crabs: Highly popular, you can have it grilled or cooked in chilli.
Damper: Soda bread traditionally eaten by drovers.
Bush tea: Made from native plants such as leptospermum, referred to as tea tree.
Paul's Iced Coffee: Billed as “the Territory's own”, it is found across the state.

Drinking age

18.