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These are the top ten cuisines Aussies love to eat


Chinese food

Chinese food leads the pack, while Mexican and Japanese are gaining popularity.

Australians love to eat and given our multicultural population, it's no surprise we enjoy a bit of diversity at the dinner table.

The latest findings from Roy Morgan Research reveal more than 70% of Australians, aged 14 and over, say they enjoy Chinese cuisine, making the likes of fried rice, sweet and sour pork and spring rolls regular favourites.

Despite a consistent decline in popularity between January 2011 (73.6%) and December 2015 (70.4%), Chinese food remains the number one choice, followed by Italian (62.9%) and Thai (57.1%).

Japanese cuisine, such as sushi and ramen, saw a 4.6% leap in popularity over the last five years, while Australia's obsession with Mexican delights, such as tacos and fajitas, rose 4.1% since 2011.

Generation Gap

In terms of generational preferences, pre-baby boomers were overwhelmingly less likely to enjoy eating most international food, aside from Chinese and French cuisine.

Generation X are most likely to choose Italian, Greek, Thai and Lebanese over other dining options, while Gen Y would go for Japanese, Other Asian, Indian, Mexican and French food.

Finally, we note that Arnott's Shapes are nowhere on the list.

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