Saturday, January 28, 2012

Twilight Hawkers Market


The City of Perth has been holding twilight hawkers markets at Forrest Place very Friday evening from 1700 to 2000 until March 2012. We stumbled upon it on Friday and took the opportunity to try a few things.



Out of about 20 stalls, at least four served halal food- the Love and Care Malaysian CafĂ© stall, a Singaporean one, a Malaysian satay stall, and a Turkish gozleme stall. The lady at the Maya Masala stall told us that the chicken dishes are halal. Other stalls include Two Fat Indians, Marcelita’s Empanadas, Brazillian churros, Moroccan Journey, an ice creamery, one selling three types of paellas (none of which was vegetarian/purely seafood) and Maison St Honore, selling pretty pastel French macarons.



We tried the roti paratha with veggie curry ($5) and fried noodles ($5) from Love and Care, a cheese sausage ($5) and lemon ice tea ($1) from the Singaporean stall, and a plate of chicken satay with cucumber pieces and rice cakes ($8) from the most olfactorily enticing stall.




The food we had was nothing to shout about. The chicken satay was nice but we wished the peanut sauce wasn’t so pallid and sugary.

We didn’t stay long but apparently there are usually performances to liven up the atmosphere.

If you’re in the area, check it out one day. You can’t miss the spiral of smoke and mouthwatering aroma of satays cooking on the charcoal grills.

1 comment:

  1. Firstly, I'm so happy I've found your blog! My husband is Muslim and I'm always hunting around for new Halal places to eat.

    My husband and I went to this Twilight Market a few times and loved that there were so many Halal options! We ended up having the Turkish gozleme and a cup of non-alcoholic Spanish Sangria, which was delicious! I hope they do something like that again before the weather gets too cold.

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