In a major boost to making Indian food appeal to local citizens as well as to global travellers who visit Australia, the country’s Prime Minister has shared a video and photos of his recent visit to an Indian restaurant in the country. Interestingly, Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi had recommended to his counterpart to try the eatery.
Anthony Albanese, the Australian Prime Minister visited “Jaipur Sweets”, a popular food joint downtown to have a taste of Indian snacks. He later shared a video of his time spent at the restaurant as well as photos with the owners who run the outlet.
“Jaipur Sweets” is located at Harris Park at Parramatta, Sydney. The restaurant has served several thousands of Indians and visiting tourists over the past few decades and has earned incredible patronage. During his recent visit to Australia, Mr. Modi is said to have suggested to Mr. Albanese to try chat items and jalebi, which are reminiscent of typical Indian food.
The Australian Prime Minister visited the joint along with Andrew Charlton, Economist and Member of Paramatta.
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi later replied to the Mr. Albanese’s tweet. He remarked that the visit was imbibing the best of Indian culture and culinary diversity, similar to the India-Australia friendship.
Indians make up around 3% of Australia’s population. As of 2023, over 800,000 Indians live in the country as per Australian Bureau of Statistics. Victoria, the southern most part of the country is where most Indians live. Sydney is said to have a population over 2.30 lakh Indians.
Harris Park, a small suburb next to Parramatta is home to migrants from Lebanon, Italy, Greece, and China. In the last 10 to 15 years it has become the go-to spot for Indian migrants, it said. A 2021 Australian census revealed that 45% of Harris Park residents have Indian roots. The new wave of Indian immigrants has largely been driven by the tech sector, as the country has a high demand for skilled workers.