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Vegetarian Friendly – Lord Of The Fries

A few months ago, before I left for HK, Kathyrn from Lord Of The Fries (LOTF) invited me to their tasting event and that they have a vegan chocolate mousse waiting for me ~ I had never tried LOTF so thought it’ll be nice to try it out and there was dessert ๐Ÿ˜›ย LOL I love how everyone knows dessert and sweets are my weakness.ย It was a plus-one event so automatically, I was going to invite Mr Bao. But then I realised from Kathyn’s email that LOTF was a fully vegetarian fast-food store with vegan options. Now Dear Readers do you remember the LAST time I took Mr Bao to a vegetarian-only restaurant at Trippy Taco? He was so depressed and cranky afterwards, I have vowed to never let that happen again ๐Ÿ˜›


I wasn’t sure who I was going to invite, but then a light-bulb went off and I knew who would LOVE this event, Miss D. Who I think is my only close friend who is a vegetarian and she’s told me how much she loves LOTF especially their chicken nuggets ~


The event was held on a weeknight at their Fitzroy store and we immediately felt like VIP’s when we got there as the store was closed for us ๐Ÿ™‚ I did feel slightly out of place as most bloggers there were vegetarian and vegan bloggers, I think I was the only ‘ominivore’ blogger ๐Ÿ˜› I did meet the lovely Adele from Vegie Head, I had no idea that there were vegan and paleo recipes ~

Other Vegetarian and Vegan Bloggers :)

Other Vegetarian and Vegan Bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚

Upon walking in,ย Kathyrn greeted us and immediately introduced us to the owners Mark and Sam, then led us to our table where we got a booth to ourselves ~ We noticed that they already had all their sauces laid out on the table. Miss D was a veteran and started telling me the ones she’s tried and the ones that were her favourite.

Different types of sauces

Different types of sauces

They wasted no time and immediately a bowl of fresh fries appeared in front of us and we immediately started to dip in the different types of sauces. The fries were the thick cut style that was piping hot, crunchy and not greasy ๐Ÿ™‚ย I think my favourite sauces would have to be the Parisian sauce which is their aioli garlic mayo, it was seriously smooth, creamy and addictive ๐Ÿ™‚ Then it was followed up by the Thai Sauce which was a golden satay sauce. Miss D really liked the American which had a Southern BBQ flavour and also the Indian Sauce which was a spicy mango chutney with sour cream.

Lord Of The "Fries"

Lord Of The “Fries”

Next up was the onion rings, I immediately thought of Anonymous Sister, because she’s a bit of a health freak and doesn’t eat much fried food, but onion rings is one of the only fried things she’ll eat ~ I think these would have got her approval, they were crispy on the outside but still soft in the inside.

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

I was intrigued when they brought out these Chilli Poppers, I have never had these before and was worried that they were going to be too hot and burn my tongue. Turns out that they were quite mild and I really liked these deep fried chillis!


Hahaha I showed Mr Bao a picture of these and he said “I am NOT eating one of those, glad I didn’t go to this event’ LOL he’s a chicken ๐Ÿ˜›

Inside the Chilli Popper

Inside the Chilli Popper

Then it was Miss D’s absolute favourite and something she gets all the time and that was the LOTF Nuggets. These are mock chicken nuggets and are made from soy and fried in butter until golden brown. I was truly impressed by not only the taste but also the texture, it really had that ‘chicken’ nugget texture! If I hadn’t known better, I think I would have thought these were chicken nugget of some sort.

LOTF Nugget

LOTF Nugget

Both Miss D and I were so stuffed, but the food wouldn’t stop coming and it was time for burgers. Before coming I had no idea that LOTF’s burger were vegetarian one a veggie patty, I always thought it was any regular fast-food joint which served beef or meat patties.

Mini Original Burger

Mini Original Burger

The Original burger had a LOFT veggie patty, lettuce and Belgian mayo, I’m not too sure what made the veggie patty, but I assume it was soy, flour and maybe beans? It’s definitely does not taste or have the texture of a real meat patty, but it has good flavours and I think it’s a good substitute for vegetarians ~

Tijuana Hot Dog

Tijuana Hot Dog

This was the Tijuana Hot Dog with a veggie dog and jalapenos, cheese, onion, sour cream, spicy ketchup and mustard. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of this hot dog, I thought the flavours were quite nice and the texture of the dog reminded me of tofu, but I didn’t really like the jalapenos and the spicy ketchup. Maybe I’m just being weird about because others seemed to enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

After all that food, it was finally time for dessert ~ they only have dessert on their menu but it was enough to entice me ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a vegan chocolate mousse and the owner Mark told it it’s the same recipe post in the New York Times, and that they don’t really make any money from it. As they use the best chocolate and silken tofu they can find.

I was definitely surprised and impressed that this was a vegan chocolate mousse, it had the silkiest texture and deep rich chocolate flavours. And because it was made with tofu it had gave it a unique nutty aftertaste. Hannah (Wayfaring Chocolate) I think you will be proud that I actually liked a vegan dessert ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mark and Sam owners of LOTF

Mark and Sam owners of LOTF

Before the wonderful event ended, we got the chance to speak to Mark and Sam owners and founders of LOTF. The original concept ย came about when Mark and his wife Mandy were living in Taiwan and they were fed up with the frozen fries, therefore, started making their own fries. They then moved back to Australia and shared their idea with Mark’s brother Sam and in 2005 they opened up their first store in Melbourne ๐Ÿ™‚ Fast-foreward 8 years LOTF has become one of the most popular vegan and vegetarian friendly fast-food stores ~

Would like to thank LOTF for inviting me and Miss D to their event, it was a wonderful experience. But to be honest, I was slightly skeptical about the food at LOTF before attending, as I am so ignorant about vegan and vegetarian foods. But now I know vegetarian food can also be very tasty like the chicken nuggets and the chilli poppers ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m definitely going to have to reconsider vegan desserts and I have convinced myself that they’re better for us and hence I can have more ๐Ÿ˜›

Daisy and Miss D @Nevertoosweet dined at Lord Of The Fries as guests of LOTF and Keep Left, however,ย review and opinions are honest and based on personal taste and preferences.


Market Feast – Eat Drink Blog 3 Part 3

This is the final part of my Eat Drink Blog 3 posts ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m feeling a little sad…reminiscing all the good times I’ve had with my fellow food bloggers, it’s just a shame that we wont get the chance to meet up as often as we would like to. But at least we are able to look back on these photos and look forward to the next time we meet!

The first day (Part 1 and 2) of our conference was just full of eating, drinking and talking ๐Ÿ˜› but the next day was when the real conference began. It was going to be a pretty full on day because most bloggers had to rush off and catch the 7pm flight back home.

Red Door Bakery pastries and bread

EDB was very kind and had organised breakfast for delegates as it was a pretty early 8:30am start, we were provided with an array of pastries and breads fromย Red Door Bakery.ย I was super excited about trying the pastries as I had put Red Door Bakery on my ‘to-go’ list but knew I wouldn’t have the time to go, so it was a win win situation YAY! I had the orange marmalade danish and it was everything a good Danish should be, the pastry was puffy and flakey and with the orange marmalade it was just NOMMY!


Dianne Jacob acclaimed writer


It was then followed by Dianne’s workshop, where she went through her thoughts and opinions about food bloggers. I was very excited about meeting Dianne, as I have been meaning to purchase her book ‘Will Write For Food’. Now I’m definitely going to buy it ~ she gave us an overview of her experience with food bloggers, and she said she has seen a massive influx in the number of food bloggers in the past 5 years. A couple of years ago there were probably 40,000 food blogs, but this figure is no longer accurate. Dianne also mentioned that competition amongst food bloggers have also increased, therefore, its important to have good quality content on your blog~ I’m worried…I talk too much randomness to my blog posts hahaha

jules clancy

Jules Clancy from The Stone Soup

Source: The Stone Soupย 

I then chose to attend the Blog Design workshop byย Jules Clancy (The Stone Soup), it was a wonderful workshop as I have been interested in redoing my blog design, but haven’t had the time or expertise. These are the key points I got from Jules’ talk ๐Ÿ™‚

Key Points
– Need to decide on an objective for the blog, what do you want people to focus on when they visit your blog
– Make it easy for Readers to find recipes and reviews
– Must easier to read posts with a white background and black writing
– Use narrower columns to help Readers quickly skim through the post
– Research has shown that the first time we look at a website is the top left corner

After attending this workshop… I really think I need a new blog designnnnnnnnnn can anyone please help me? ๐Ÿ˜› Pretty please! It’s so complicated hahaha

Chef Nick preparing the seafood paella~

Time seriously just flew by and it was then time for lunch ~ no one knew what we were going to have for lunch, so we were all surprised when we walked downstairs back into the Central Market. The market is closed on Sundays but a number of stalls had opened up just for us to create a Market Feast!

Seafood Paella

Everything smelt and looked fantastic but the ginormous seafood paella was the show stopper ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never seen such a large paella pan in my life! I got a small serve and it was so delicious! The seafood gave it a sweet kind of flavour, while the chorizo was smokey and full of flavour.

San Jose products

More San Jose ham, chorizo and salami! You might remember San Jose from part 1, where we got to met San Jose and his partner turing the Central Market tour.

San Jose Ham

We also got to sample Vegas poultries pandan chicken ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the subtle pandan flavour the chicken pieces had and would really like to take some home with me if I could, because it’ll be the best after work dinner dish ~

Vegas Pandan Chicken

We also got to sample some of O’Connells Meats, I don’t think we got to meet them during our Central Market tour, but they were offering the most exquisite ham I have had ๐Ÿ™‚ It was warm, smokey and seriously AMAZING flavours! This is seriously the best ham to serve at any Christmas party.

Never ending chocolate fountain ~

Dessert was covered by Providore, another chocolate fountain? YES PLEASE! I can seriously contemplating getting one of those plastic mini chocolate fountains and put one at home so I’ll also have a never ending supply of chocolate ๐Ÿ˜›

My lunch ๐Ÿ˜›

I practically just sampled, the savoury dishes, instead this was my lunch lol pancake with strawberries drenched in chocolate sauce and topped with chocolate gelato ๐Ÿ™‚ Life couldn’t get any better!

I really wished we had more time to eat even more food, but we were only a very tight schedule. So we were rushed back into the Central Market Kitchen for the next lot presentations~ Next up was Geoff Kwito, the web entrepreneur and SEO guru. I really wished I had the chance to talk to him more, to pick his brain about SEO. He explained SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) very well and also gave us many hints and tips on how to optimise it to increase our hits.

Key Points
– SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is important and inevitable
– Keywords are important, include them in the title and in the post
– Google will not rank your blog very high if it does not have good content
– Share the love, link back to each other ๐Ÿ™‚ The more links you have, Google will believe you are a quality blog
– Google does not recognise images, therefore, it is important to name them something relevant

These are a only a few things I learnt from Geoff’s presentation, for more Julie from I Dream In Chocolate recently did a post about SEO check it out ~

Afternoon tea – from The Cupcake Table

As we were all paying attention to the presentation, I saw on the corner of my eye, Natasha (The Playing House) who is also part of the EDB committee set up a table in the corner with our afternoon tea. It was like a little girls birthday party and definitely made me grin from ear to ear ~

So much to choose from!

I had a lot of trouble deciding what I wanted! I simply wanted to try everything there ~ I did manage to try the cakepops are they were so delicious! Fudgey and soft cake centres covered in chocolate then the crunch from the 100s and 1000s hehe yum yum yum!

Caramel Popcorn Cupcake

I couldn’t go past the caramel popcorn cupcake and then were AWESOME! Let me repeat that AWESOME! It was this soft, sticky and sweet caramel cupcake with a caramel filling, topped with caramel popcorn that was so crunchy and YUM! The cupcake was SOOOOOOO good, I couldn’t help but ask Natasha for the recipe, and she has been so kind to share with me ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to try making them ASAP and once I succeed, I will post about it ๐Ÿ˜€

Christie from Fig and Cherry

Source: Fig and Cherry

The last presentation I wanted to share with you would be Q&A about Ethics and Working with PRs, withย George Ujvary (The Foodologist),ย Ed Charles (Tomato) and Christie Connolly (Fig and Cherry). I was most excited about meeting Christie in person as I follow her blog and love the simple yet tasty recipes she shares, I also like stalking her blog because Poppy her daughter is SUPER adorable ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I thought this topic was very interesting and important topic for food bloggers, especially since more and more food companies and restaurants are now using food bloggers to help promote and sell their products.

Key Points:
Always be honest with your Readers and also be transparent and disclose when products/meals are paid for
– Decide what products you will accept and review that fits with your blog
–ย Decide whether you will charge and how much
– Public Relation companies do not usually have a budget, marketing firms usually have a budget and are able to sponsor bloggers

I think these tips were great and very useful, as I think it’s very important as a food blogger to be honest and disclose when products or meals have been paid for. I think Readers have the right to know and shouldn’t be misled to think that the meals were paid for individually when it wasn’t ~

Now that concludes my EDB 3 food bloggers conference ๐Ÿ™‚ I am going to cherish this experience for the rest of my life ~ I had the chance to meet all these fantastic bloggers and people in the food and beverage industry, be able to taste all the fresh produce and delicious dishes and most importantly learn how to be a better food blogger ๐Ÿ˜€ And that is to be honest with Readers and write good quality and intersting content!

Would also like to say a HUGE thank you to Christina (The Hungry Australia) and Amanda (Lamb, Ears and Honey) co-chairs of the EDB event and everyone else on the committee Natasha (The Playing House), Celeste (Travelling in Mary Jane), Erin (She Cooks She Gardens), Alex (Eating Adelaide)ย andย Kristy (The Natural Foodie).

I’m really hoping to go to EDB again next year with all my fellow Melbourne bloggers and also catch up with all the wonderful and talented bloggers I met this year ๐Ÿ™‚

For a recap of EDB 3, Simon (Simon Food Favourites) has done a brilliant video ~ I love re-watching it hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

Adelaide Hilton – Eat Drink Blog 3 Part 2

Wow ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t know everyone would be so interested in the Eat Drink Blog 3 conference YAY! ~ I sure had heaps of fun hehe! ย As promised this is part 2.ย After the amazing Central Market tour, the food bloggers were split for the winery tours, one group was to go to Barossa Valley and the other was to go to Mclaren Vale the two popular winery areas in South Australia.

Hanhdorf, Adelaide

Because partners weren’t invited and I felt bad leaving Mr Bao all by himself for two days lol I decided to forgo the winery tour and instead we made our own little trip to Hanhdorf. Which is also known as the German town of Adelaide ~ and is about 25km from the CBD ~ We had already visited last time, so we knew what we wanted to do and EAT ๐Ÿ˜›

German Feast at Hahndorf

We settled for a German pub and ordered a whole platter with pork hock, pork chop and lots of sausages! I’m going to do a post just dedicated to Hanhdorf ~ Please give me sometime as I write these posts ๐Ÿ™‚

Mr Bao and I had so much fun in Hahndorf that we lost track of time! We had to rush back to the hotel, as I needed to get change for the Eat Drink Blog dinner at the Adelaide Hilton. When I arrived I was overtaken by the beautiful tables set up and the amount and variety of food available to us!

Food bloggers mingling

We started off by mingling with each other and had a few drinks and snacks before the real feast began! I’m SO glad I brought a dress with me hahaha I was gonna rock up in jeans and a T-shirt, while everyone else was so pretty in a dress ๐Ÿ™‚

Roast Lamb on Spit

I don’t think I’ve seen a whole lamb being roasted in front of me before ๐Ÿ™‚ and even though I don’t eat lamb, I couldn’t help but inhale the lovely smell it ~ the roast lamb was then made into little sliders, which I didn’t have but looks awfully succulent!

Lamb Sliders

Thanks Ashely and Simon for being fantastic hand models ๐Ÿ˜›

Dinner Menu

Dennis Leslie the Executive Chef of The Brasserie at Adelaide, was the creator of this truly magnificent menu! It had a strong Mexican influence which is definitely very popular now, turns out that Dennis was inspired by his recent trips to New York and these were some of the dishes he had over there. I immediately felt so so so lucky to have been accepted as one of the food bloggers to attend EDB.

Empanadas and Juka with lime and Garlic mayonnaise

We were soon ushered to take a seat and let the feast begin! Starting with the empanadas and juka with lime and garlic mayonnaise, I didn’t try the empanadas but the juka with that addictive lime and garlic mayannoise was just so delicious! I’ve actually never heard of juka though…and still not sure if that was the potato but doesn’t matter it was YUM!

Grilled corn with roasted garlic aioli and Parmesan cheese

There were so many dishes, I wasn’t able to take a photo or try all of them but I did manage to try most dishes I took photos of ~ and one of them was this grilled corn with lime and roasted garlic aoili.

The grilled corn was sweet and juicy then paired with the roasted garlic aoili, topped with Parmesan cheese! I haven’t had the famous grilled corn from Mamasita in Melbourne, but I think it’s safe to say this is DEFINITELY comparable ๐Ÿ˜› Dennis is so generous and kind that he even posted up the recipe for the grilled corn on his website, now I can’t wait to try making this at home ๐Ÿ™‚

Grilled Piri Piri Chicken

Next up was the Piri Piri chicken, it was well marinated with strong piri piri flavours and I had the breast part which was so tender! Definitely not the average Nando’s grilled chicken ~

Smokey Beef Ribs with Chipotle Sauce

This was the WINNING dish for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes it even trumps the desserts (well okay not really) but it was so close! LOL it was the softest, most delicate piece of meat I have had! It was the definition of ‘fall of the bone’ texture! It was so delicious I couldn’t help but eat one, two maybe three pieces ๐Ÿ˜› Would LOVE to get the recipe…but I know that lol I’d never have the skill or patience to make it hehe ~

Quesadillas with bean filling

I was so full from all the food, that I couldn’t consume any of these Quesadillas, I would have loved to as Ash said that it was fresh and crispy ~ Really wished I had a larger stomach so I could try even more of these dishes!

Dessert trolley

There was a quick break between the main dishes and dessert ๐Ÿ™‚ Which was the part that I was most excited about and boy was I excited ! It turned out to be a HUGE chocolate fountain with nothing less than the famous Haigh’s chocolate with churros, Beerenberg strawberries, Tres Leche Cake and Alfajores with dulce de leche.

Plate of Happiness

I couldn’t think of a better way to describe it lol ‘Plate of Happiness’ the chocolate was divine! It’s actually Win Win’s favourite Haighs chocolate, with the churros that was already covered in cinnamon chocolate YUM YUM YUM! I didn’t take a photo of the alfajores with dulce de leche but it was SO GOOD! I only had one but really wanted another one if I could!

Tres Leche Cake

This is probably the first time I have had Trees Leche Cake which is a 3 milk cake ๐Ÿ™‚ And surprisingly I wasn’t really fond of it, I’m not really sure why… it tasted like a cross between condensed milk and milk powder? Bryan on the other hand really liked it and even had another piece after the first one!

Now that concludes Part 2 of EDB ~ all the food was so fantastic I didn’t want to leave…I just wanted to eat and eat and eat! Would like to say a huge Thank You to the EDB committee and Adelaide Hilton for organising such an unforgettable dinner!

Central Market Tour – Eat Drink Blog 3 Part 1

Thank gosh we have a public holiday today here in Melbourne ๐Ÿ™‚ I have just got back from Adelaide from the Eat Drink Blog 3 (EDB) food bloggers conference. It’s the first time, I’ve attended such a large food bloggers event! Over 80 bloggers from all over Australia, met up, talked, ate and drank about everything related to food ๐Ÿ™‚ I had SO much fun!

Want to give you an overview of whole the conference, I have decided to separate it into a couple of posts my apologies if it’s a little long, but there’s so much to cover hehe so bare with me! I ll try to be brief!

Central Market Adelaide

I dragged Mr Bao with me ๐Ÿ™‚ so very early onย Saturday morningย we rushed to the airport and arrived in Adelaide at 8:30am. We quickly picked up our rental car and then headed off to the Central Market where we were meeting at 10am for registrations.ย Did you know that theย Central Marketย is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere? I didn’t know that and was slightly overwhelmed, when we stepped foot into the market.
We hadn’t had breakfast yet, so we found ourselves wondering around the market looking for Zuma cafe. Then someone called out ‘Daisy’, I turned around and found Charlie (Hotly Spiced) and Maureen (The Orgasmic Chef). They had arrived in Adelaide the night before, and were looking for breakfast too ~ so we decided to go together ๐Ÿ™‚ Winston (The Hungry Excavator)ย also found and joined us ~
Took us a while but we found Zuma cafe, breakfast here was simple and fulfilling, hoping to do a proper review a little bit later ~

Thanks Christina and Amanda for organising EDB 3!

At 10am we met up at the Central Market Kitchen, I was a little overwhelmed at first ~ just because there were so many bloggers all in the same room hahaha gosh we re a loud bunch ๐Ÿ˜€ It was also quite amusing to see us all trying to identify each other through our Blog names and Twitter Handle ~ Christina (The Hungry Australian) and Amanda (Lamb, Ears and Honey), organisers of the EDB 3 then gave some brief introductions, before we were split into groups and started our tour around Central Market ๐Ÿ™‚

Aubergines Fruit and Veg Stall

We start off at Aubergines fruit and vegetable stall ~ Owners Nick and Amelia have operated this stall for over 25 years and they pride themselves in the best produce they can find in South Australia ๐Ÿ™‚
We were all given a little sample of their fruits ~ the mangoes and blueberries were fresh and SO sweet! Mangoes are definitely one of my favourite type of fruit. Other people wanted to come and collect samples too but were turned down, gosh I felt like a VIP ๐Ÿ˜€

Lucia’s Pizza Bar

Quickly moving along, next stop Lucia’s Pizza Bar, Adelaide’s first Pizza bar, and are famous for using traditional and authentic family recipes.ย Lucia’s also doubles up selling speciality sauces, pates, sausages and a range of goodies ๐Ÿ™‚

Lucia’s also sells a range of goodies ~

Now, I’ve never had a good experience with polenta lol last time I had it, it resembled something very much like baby food, it was dry and gluggy. But this white polenta with Lucia’s tomato sauce was nothing but delicious! It had such a smooth and velvety texture ~

Lucia’s white polenta with tomato sauce


I really regret not buying a bag of white polenta before leaving…hope I will be able to find it in Melbourne too and remake this dish.

Providore cake and dessert stall

We then went to Providore! I had already had my eye on the stall with the massive chocolate fountain upon walking in ๐Ÿ™‚ so was super glad we got to stop by and have a chat with Mark ย the owner ๐Ÿ™‚

Mark Gleeson from Providore

Mark told us that Providore specialises in gourmet and unique cakes and sources them from individual home bakers all over South Australia ๐Ÿ™‚

Cakes sourced from individual home bakers ๐Ÿ™‚

I think it’s a wonderful idea for Providore to get their cakes supplied from home bakers ~ Because I truly believe homemade cakes area always the best! It also gives homebakers the confidence and support they need to continue to bake at home ๐Ÿ™‚ We didn’t get to try any cakes here sooooo I went back with Mr Bao after the tour ๐Ÿ˜› Will be blogging about it soon!

The Yoghurt Shop

I love yoghurt! Eat it everyday ๐Ÿ™‚ So I’m quite picky with my yoghurt ~ I like it thick, creamy and RICH, it’s hard to find! But The Yoghurt Shop totally nailed it! Their yoghurt was DELICIOUS! So many of us – Byran and Chrstine were swooning over their yoghurt and really hope that they will start selling in Melbourne!

San Jose Small Goods

Next up was San Jose Small Goods ๐Ÿ™‚ a small boutique store that specialises in Spanish artisan pork products such as chorizo, ham and pancetta. It was fascinating to learn that everything is hand made and they only use free range pigs and also female pigs are a preference.

Jose and his partner ๐Ÿ™‚

We were given samples of their ham and cured chorizo and you could tell that it wasn’t the commercial type you get from the supermarkets. It was addictive, I just wanted piece after piece! But had to restrain myself hehe ๐Ÿ˜› Sighh once again…a shame we weren’t able to bring any home…I checked online… you need to order a minimum of $300AUD for them to deliver…anyone willing to share with me?!

Mr Bao crashing the tour!

LOL My camera battery was dying so I had to call Mr Bao to the rescue, so he decided to come crash the tour ๐Ÿ˜› He seemed really interested in what Jose had to share too ~ He managed to get a piece of ham too and LOVED IT!

Vegas Poultry

We stopped by briefly at Vegas Poultry ๐Ÿ™‚ the organic free range poultry stall, they have been in the market for over 20 years, Frank the owner wasn’t there but his daughter was lovely and explained to us, her Dad wasn’t much of a scholar and decided to quit school 20 years ago and purchase this poultry store hehe ~ We did get to sample their pandan chicken the next day at the luncheon that was prepared for us ~

Mushroom Man

Our last stop was at the Mushroom Man ๐Ÿ™‚ the stall that only sells MUSHROOMS! I love mushrooms but never knew there were so many different types, I usually just eat the button ones ~

Mushroom man himself ~ Marco!

Meet the Mushroom Man himself ~ Marco lol he explained to use the stall has been at the Central Market for 30 years and he has basically grown up at the market and described himself as a ‘Market Baby’ hahaha he was very funny! He introduced us to the black garlic!

Black Garlic

Black garlic is garlic that has been fermented in high temperature ~ it doesn’t have the sharp taste raw garlic has, instead it’s quite sweet a very unique taste but I liked it ~ not sure what I would do with it though hahaha do you have any ideas?

Now that concludes the Central Market Tour ๐Ÿ™‚ I had so much getting to know the stall owners, their history and their products ~ you can tell that each and every one of them are passionate about what they do! I recommend anyone who visits Adelaide to MUST GO to the Central Markets ~ I can’t believe I missed out last time hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ For more information about the stalls and the market opening times please visit their website.

Phew that took me ages to edit the photos and write the review ~ stay in tuned for part 2!

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