Sunday, November 30, 2008

November 26, 2008: Queen Victoria Night Markets III

Yep, the night market is back! The stalls don't seem to change much from year to year (though there's been a slight expansion) and you should be able to find every dish we've previously eaten there.

This time I took a tip from Kristy and bought a carrot and cashew pakoda wrap from Vegie Curry Man. Wrapped fresh in roti-style bread with greens and chutney, this is stall food at its absolute best.

Michael lined up a few stalls down for some Ethiopean food. The lentil sambussa ($2) is a deep-fried thin pastry stuffed with lentils, green chilli, onion and herbs. This was just a diversion from his two-dish combination with enjera ($10), featuring kik alicha (slightly pureed yellow split peas simmered in a sauce of onion, green chilli, herbs and spices) and misir (pureed lentils simmered in a spicy berbere sauce). Michael loved the misir but sadly the enjera is difficult to make the most of when it's tightly bundled up like this.

The night markets' meals have always held more appeal for me than the inedible wares, but this year keep an eye out for More To Love Vegan's Buttons - she's got her own stand packed with all your pin-backed needs!

You can read about our previous visits to the Queen Victoria Night Markets here and here.


  1. I love the night markets, but a lot of the things are hit and miss.

    Thanks for the tip!

  2. I haven't been for years, but it's on my list of things to do!

  3. You're welcome, Jessica. :-)

    Lisa, it probably hasn't changed a lot in your absence. :-D

  4. Coolies- I was wondering if the night markets had started again, haven't heard a thing but am slightly out of the loop. Thanks for the heads up!

  5. You're welcome, M's nemesis! Hope you have fun. :-)