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Wine and Dine: Western Australia has many food options for Indians

Deccan Chronicle.| D. Sampath Kumar

Published on: June 14, 2023 | Updated on: June 14, 2023
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Food is the most important factor for majority of people, especially Indians, when they go abroad. In many restaurants across Western Australia, the visitors can find a wide variety of food majorly with Italian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Indian Cuisine along with local delicacies. From bread and butter to choicest deserts, prawn, fish, crab, sausages, oyster and lamb varieties are easily available. Aside from having a wide range of non-vegetarian options, the restaurant also provide a variety of vegetarian and vegan options to choose from.
If you have a taste for marine products, especially prawns, deciding on restaurant and menu would not take much time.

Indian restaurants are a big hit as a large number of people have taste for the spicy Indian cuisine which is majorly enjoyed by the locals and non-Indians. Some Indian restaurants also serve Pani puri and Samosas besides exclusive Indian dishes. A reputed Indian restaurant also prepares special Indian dishes for Dasara, Diwali, and Onam. At Sauma restaurant they make fusion food to get the taste of all regions across India to the dish.  Finding a table at these Indian restaurants is a herculean task as people have to wait for long hours but the experience is worth the wait.

The vineyards are a common sight as people pass through the sub-urban regions of Western Australia, especially in the areas in Margaret River and Swan districts.  

As consumption of alcohol is common within Western Australia and entwined with many social and cultural activities and weekends, with wine being the most popular choice of alcoholic beverage, which is one of the factors as to why vineyards are thriving in Western Australia. The wine industry is looking forward to increase their export to Asian countries including India. The state of Western Australia is home to several beautiful and stunning vineyards that produce diversified, high-quality and renowned wines. These wines are more complex, bolder and flavoursome due to the favourable climatic conditions. These extraordinary vineyards in Western Australia are mainly located in the regions of Margaret River, Swan Valley, and Great Southern.

The most well-known wine producing area is the Margaret River which is located in the south-western corner of Western Australia and is known for producing some of the country's finest wines. Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the Margaret River wine region, is a family winery that celebrates fine wine, food and its long association with the arts. It is an upscale restaurant & contemporary art gallery that offers tasing of wide range of wines and tours of their vineyards. The family owning the estate is keen on buying paintings at auctions before they decide on labelling them to the wine varieties. Another popular wine region is the Swan Valley which is located near Perth, and it is Western Australia's oldest wine region. The area is known for its warm climate and produces wines such as Shiraz, Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, and fortified wines. The region also has a rich history and is home to many historical landmarks. Other notable wine regions in Western Australia include the Great Southern, Perth Hills, Geographe, and Peel. These regions produce a variety of wines and offer visitors the chance to explore the state's diverse landscapes and local culture.

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