I'm reliably informed by a friend from Sydney that laksa has now replaced spaghetti bolognese as the national dish. And about time too!
“There's nothing like a laksa to divide opinions. Whether it's the types of noodles used, the heat in the sambal served on top or the use of coconut milk versus cow's milk, it is one of those dishes guaranteed to elicit a passionate and varied response from diners. A noodle soup originating from Malaysia and Singapore, laksa has a number of regional variations but it is the rich, coconut flavoured curry laksa that is most commonly served in Australia.”