Twilight Hawkers Market, Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000 – Friday Nights 4.30pm to 9.30pm – October 2015 through April 2016 Season.
Foodie Nirvana … The Twilight Hawkers Market in the City was the first market to catch my attention. I remember thinking that this was a huge thing. A collection of Food Trucks, Vans and Market Stalls all selling Street Food. Had I died and reached Nirvana? Well, not quite but almost.
It feels like absolutely years ago but it was only a couple. Xena and I became regular visitors and hung out like groupies. Well, without the stalking thing, we’re not cray cray.
The Twilight Hawkers Market has evolved with the help of Perth City Council. There are now fixed tables and chairs with awnings down one side of Forrest Chase. This is actually really good for workers in the City, as they have somewhere to sit for lunch. And, brilliant for the Hawkers Market because there wasn’t much seating before this. Although the steps of the Post Office make for a good substitute.
Live music is playing on the Perth City Council built stage at the Green Cactus end of Forrest Chase. At the opposite end there is the dessert garden, now with assorted seating. And, by day this becomes a water feature for kids to splash about in, with deck chairs for the parents.
All working towards making a really good atmosphere.
But I digress, it’s the food everyone comes for. And, there are plenty of different types of food on offer. This particular night there are quite a few new vendors. Xena and I are excited to try something new.
Food wise we sampled Chicken Tikka Sliders, Tequenos, Corn Fritters and an Icy Pop. Perhaps not as new as we hoped but what can you do about favourites.
The Chicken Tikka Sliders from 2 Fat Indians come in at $10.00 for two. They were absolutely delicious and had a new spicy, tangy sauce added at the end. Good form making a delicious dish even more delicious!
The Tequenos from Hummingbird Pantry came in at $8.00 for three. These haloumi filled, empanada clad, deep fried morsels are pretty fab.
And, a fresh squeezed Lulo Juice for $5.00 was also a good deal.
The Corn Fritters from new stall Fritter Fiesta came in at $12.00 for two but included guacamole, black beans, jalapeños, spicy jam and coriander. This was a great plate of food for this price. Two medium sized corn fritters, fresh off the grill. A big scoop of the beans and guacamole plus a splash of spicy jam. Yum.
The Icy Pop from La Paleta was made with fresh watermelon and lemongrass. Thanks for letting us take photos La Paleta people, you rock. The icy pop was brilliant and good value at $4.50.
And, a shout out to the lady from the Just Crème Brulee stall for joking about charging $10.00 for a photo. And, thanks for the free photo.