Thursday, November 15, 2018

Adelaide Event: Lucky Dumpling Market!



Hi guys! Last weekend we finally visited the Lucky Dumpling Market, which is part of the Oz Asia Festival. It actually ran from October 25 to November 11 and we went on the very last day (I was not missing out!). This event is set along the River Torrens in the city, right next to the Adelaide Convention Centre. I'd never been before, so I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it looked, especially with all the colourful lanterns! I'd been stalking this event on Instagram, working out what dishes I wanted to try and just generally fan-girling over the whole thing. This was a bit of a hard sell to convince my son he'd have fun, as he's fussy af, and doesn't eat any Asian food. We brought some food along for him, but needn't have, as they had hot chips and ice cream, so he was set. The weather was damn hot and the flies were out, but we managed to find some (Real Slim) Shady spots to sit, and look out over the river.








There was music, workshops and demonstrations to experience. The day we went it was a dance extravaganza, with many different cultural dances taking place on the stage. The range of food was pretty good too! You could choose from dumplings (of course!), noodles, BBQ, stir fries, curries and ice cream, among many more gourmet delights. I thought the food was yummy and really enjoyed it. The beer on the other hand... guys, I'm having the worst luck with beer lately. After the apple pomegranate beer fiasco at CheeseFest, I went for an original Coopers Pale Ale at this event, only to be handed a ridiculously cloudy bottom of the barrel plastic cup that I really should have exchanged for something resembling beer, not cloudy apple juice. Luckily it still tasted good. But my kingdom for a good beer at this point, you know?






I had to support The Filipino Project since they've been watching all the Stories on my Foodie Instagram account @imhungrymax and besides, I could not pass up the Ube (purple yam) soft serve ice cream. Just look at it!













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20 comments:

  1. Oh, it looks great and that food! My biggest struggle re going to food markets and the like is that I'm coeliac and it's often quite difficult to queue and then eventually get to the front of the line and discover there's nothing I can eat. I like it if menus / signs have gluten-free options clearly marked but realise that's a hassle for most people as there are so many allergies it'd be cumbersome to have to do. But I do miss the days of being able to just see something I like and being able to eat it. (And yet it's been like 14yrs since I was diagnosed as coeliac!)

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    1. Oh that would make it so difficult Deborah! I feel for you. I am seeing a lot of places cater to allergies/gluten intolerance, but it wouldn't be all and that's what you really need :)

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  2. Now that looks like a fabulous day out! All the food photos have me salivating, and that ice-cream!! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. It was a fun family day, I even went on the paddleboats with my son :)

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  3. I love all the photos you took, I wonder if there is something similar to Oz Asia in Perth? My favourite Asian dish would have to be seafood laksa.

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  4. A market named for dumplings? be still my beating heart! Love the colours in these pics - especially the purple yam ice cream.

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    1. The yam ice cream was SO pretty Jo! Almost didn't want to eat it!

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  5. This looks like an amazing day out, with some really tasty food options! The weather looked gorgeous for you too, would've been a lovely family day x

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  6. I never used to be very adventurous with food as a kid - but I'm loving Asian influences in my cooking at the moment! Nothing beats hot chips though...
    Ebony x

    www.theblackandwhiteguide.com

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    1. Haha you'd get along well with my hot chip loving son! x

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  7. How cool Di. I think I love the colors more than anything. Brilliant post.

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    1. Thanks so much for popping by and checking out my post Ryan!

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  8. Looks like a really cool time. Thanks for sharing it. #LovinLifeLinky

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  9. Oh I want to try that purple yam ice cream - how interesting! Looks like a really fun event, it's great you managed to go in the end :)

    Hope that you have had a wonderful weekend! We went on our annual girls pre-Christmas shopping trip yesterday, finished buying all our Christmas gifts and had some fun together :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica! The yam ice cream was really good, glad I tried it. I haven't started my xmas shopping yet, you're so organised to have finished it!

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