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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Buddha's Birthday Celebrations, Darling Harbour

candles landscape

Darling Harbour came alive last weekend with the annual Buddha's Birthday Celebrations held by Nan Tien Temple. A giant Buddha held centre stage on the Chinese Gardens forecourt, flanked by a myriad of stalls selling arts and crafts, Buddhist literature and, most importantly, lots of mouthwatering vegetarian food.


fish keyrings

woven lilies

candles portrait



soy milk

You know the food's authentic when all the signs are in Chinese

food stall workers

pouring batter
Sweet cakes filled with red bean paste

sticky rice
Sticky rice wrapped in banana bamboo leaves

spring rolls
Vegetarian spring rolls

Panfried buns rolled with mushrooms and pickles

More photos to come (it was a camera-clicking bonanza!)...
5 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 5/11/2006 11:15:00 pm


  • At 5/12/2006 2:46 pm, Blogger FooDcrazEE said…

    wish we had the same kind of celebration here

  • At 5/13/2006 8:46 pm, Blogger pseudo chef said…

    We had the celebrations here almost a month ago and it wasn't as big as the one in Sydney. It was weird seeing a Turkish food stall at the celebrations though ;)

    I miss those sweet cakes with red bean :)

  • At 5/14/2006 11:45 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi foodcrazee - I hope the photos made up for it =)

    Hi pseudo chef - Those gozleme stalls get around don't they? It's so strange that they only seem to appear at festivals, and never as permanent fixtures in shopping centres or food courts.

    I didn't try any of the sweet cakes I have to confess, although I was very fascinated with watching the production process!

  • At 5/15/2006 6:31 am, Blogger gobsmack'd said…

    Don't you mean bamboo leaves?

  • At 5/16/2006 11:36 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi gobsmack'd - Possibly =) I'll correct it now. Thanks for keeping me on my toes!


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