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Western Australia Food and Drink
A vibrant pavement coffee culture exists in Perth, and Fremantle's South Terrace is home to the aptly named Cappuccino Strip. There is also an abundance of international cuisine and lots of possibilities for Aussie dining experiences, such as eating fish and chips from a converted tram in Fremantle, sampling the excellent Asian food in Subiaco (Perth), enjoying a seafood barbecue in the bush or partaking in a culinary feast at a waterside restaurant along the Swan River.
• Excellent seafood comes from the coast around Perth, including king prawns, rock lobster (locals call this crayfish), dhufish, jewfish or barramundi, and special freshwater lobster called marron.
• Tropical fruits are abundant - especially banana, mango and papaya.
• Pearl meat, a prized delicacy that consists of the shell muscle of pearl oysters.
There are excellent local wines from Swan Valley, Mount Barker and Margaret River.
Matilda Bay and Little Creatures beers are gaining an international reputation.