Australia offers tourists more sources of protein aside from the usual poultry, pork, veal and beef. Adventurous travelers can eat meat of other animals. Meat from kangaroo, emu and crocodile is part of "bush tucker" cuisine. This is food that is originally created by the Aboriginal ancestors of Australia. "Exotic meat" is readily available in food shops or served in restaurants.

Kangaroo meat

Kangaroos are abundant in Australia. Their meat is high in iron, protein, linoleic acid and zinc but low in cholesterol and fat. In shops, one can buy ground kangaroo meat, meat slabs, meat pies, and sausages in different flavor variants. The meat slices can be barbecued, following the recommendations of chef Benjamin Christie. In restaurants, chefs are creating interesting dishes. There is kangaroo stir-fry, kangaroo tail soup, kangaroo pasta and kangaroo steak.

Crocodile meat

Few posh restaurants offer the crocodile experience. While crocodile meat is not exactly an exclusive experience to Australia, its preparation and serving are interesting. One can buy crocodile meat from the market, and grill or pan-fry it. Omelet from crocodile eggs is also an option. Some restaurants offer crocodile sushi. For food souvenir, one might consider crocodile meat jerky. It is a bit chewy but edible.

Emu meat

Aborigines in the past hunt emus for food and oil. Emu meat is low in fat and high in protein. Emu oil is believed to have therapeutic properties. Nowadays, emus are providers of meat, leather and oil. In restaurants, emu fillet is common. Other food options are meat loaf and emu scaloppini.

Ghost moth larva

For the extremely adventurous, Australia offers witchetty grubs. These are larvae of the ghost moth. They can be eaten raw or pan-fried. They have a chewy, nutty texture and are a great protein source. Raw witchetti grubs can be an ingredient to sushi.