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Ramadan Street Food Festival

Hosted by the Consul of the Sydney City Trotters Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 23 May 19:30 - 22:00

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It’s the holy month of Ramadan and with it comes one of the year’s greatest food events in Sydney: Lakemba’s iftar market. Every night during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar (when those who adhere to the faith fast from sun-up to sundown), the suburb’s main drag transforms into a chaotic marketplace.

From sunset to sunrise every inch of the street is lined with barrel-sized pots of biryani, charcoal barbeques with rows of meat and bright-orange plates of knafeh (sweet cheese dessert).

The streets are jammed with people, some rushing to break their fast and others just stopping in for a freshly fried jalebi (a fried dessert) or a camel skewer. It’s wonderful but utterly chaotic, which is why we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the best snacks. There’s some pretty ordinary grub you’ll want to avoid, the camel burger being one of them. The skewers of charcoaled barbequed meat are pretty good everywhere, but other than those, these are our highlights.

What to bring: some cash, empty stomach and a big smile.

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Then we will start walking around the place and fill your tummy with so much delicious food..

Looking forward to seeing you all..