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Monday, September 11, 2006

Farmers Market, Entertainment Quarter


Continual sporadic showers and a dramatic temperature plunge last Saturday did little to deter our market browsing intentions.

We headed to the Farmers Markets at the Entertainment Quarter, the enormous white canopies offering welcome shelter from the unobliging weather.


The cupcakes and muffins loked cute, but with our bellies grumbling at 11am we were more interested in the prospect of a nourishing tasty breakfast.

garlic prawns
Garlic prawns from Mojo Picon

A had the garlic prawns, cooked fresh on the grill with Mojo Picon's garlic tomato sauce. Veruca Salt and I, however, only had eyes for the thick fingers of juicy chorizo, seared on the grill to produce patches of caramel brown along its skin, and jammed into a crusty roll and smothered in Mojo Picon sauces.

Chorizo with green coriander and red capsicum sauces from Mojo Picon

Michette loaves from Beb Patisserie

Macarons and tarts from Beb Patisserie

almond crossiant
Almond crossiant from Beb Patisserie

Now that we'd had our savouries, we could then move onto dessert. I waxed lyrical about the almond crossiant from Beb Patisserie so much that not only did I convince Veruca to buy one, but somehow I really needed one as well.

It's a crisp flaky crossiant with a rich pastry that tastes of almond meal. And to wash it down we couldn't resist a steaming hot chocolate from Toby's Estate.

hot chocolate
Hot chocolate from Toby’s Estate

Fresh jackfruit

One stall was selling fresh jackfruit much to the intrigue of passing shoppers. The jackfruit was a little unripe and firm for my liking, but then perhaps they thought its lighter flavour would be more appealing to the uninitiated.

Fresh broccoli

Spring flowers

vegetable baskets
Brussel sprouts, Jerusalem artichokes, radishes and parsnips

Garlic, sweet potatoes, butternut pumpkins, limes and lemons

Jerusalem artichokes, radishes and parsnips

Green Sicilian olives

One of my favourite snacks.


Farmers Market, Entertainment Quarter
Every Wednesday and Saturday 10am -4pm

Parking is free for the first 2 hours up until 6:00pm.

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Beb Patisserie, Ultimo
Farmers Market, Entertainment Quarter, March 2006
Farmers Market, Entertainment Quarter, March 2005
Farmers Market, Entertainment Quarter, January 2005
11 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Anonymous on 9/11/2006 09:28:00 pm


  • At 9/11/2006 10:22 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    oh noooess *smacks head*
    i went to entertainment quarter recently to watch cirque... yet i stupidly walked past the inviting white canopies in the rain 0.o

    ill have to go bak again then hee hee
    hmm i concur the chorizo looks mighty appetizing but i have a very large sweet tooth myself so probably raid the sweets first!

  • At 9/11/2006 10:41 pm, Blogger shez said…

    Mojo Picon were at the (very unfortunately rained out) Chatswood Spring Fair on Saturday. their chorizo rolls are so good - i'd never tried them till then! i had everyone at work looking enviously at my lunch... so much better than the usual fare!

  • At 9/11/2006 11:11 pm, Blogger Kat said…

    OMG, jackfruit! Yeah, it looks a little pale in the picture but...fresh jackfruit!!! Do you know where I can get them from on a normal weekend?

  • At 9/12/2006 7:15 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Helen, Does Beb Patisserie have a shopfront? The macaroons look to die for!

  • At 9/12/2006 11:38 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    The almond crossiant was beyond words. I regret sharing it with A.

    Must get me to Beb on the triple!

  • At 9/12/2006 11:55 am, Blogger PiCkLeS said…

    I'm still a little undecided about Chorizo, in my experience it's always been a bit too fatty or salty (maybe I've just tried bad places). But i'm very into fresh flowers & markets at the moment so I'll probably be making a visit soon.

  • At 9/12/2006 1:16 pm, Blogger Jen said…

    oh those mojo picon chorizos are the best! I was caught by the lovely guy that mans the grill, licking every scrap of sauce off my plate. It's just too good to waste. He was understandably amused and suggested I should just buy a jar of the stuff. So I did : )

  • At 9/12/2006 2:59 pm, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    BTW - I was very disappointed with the green silician olives. For $8, I expected something with more bite.

  • At 9/12/2006 4:09 pm, Blogger Myy said…

    Lovely and colourful pictures! Everything looks so appetizing. I never have seen or tasted jackfruit, do you eat it raw?

    I have a colleague, who lived and worked two years in Australia, must ask him. ;)

  • At 9/12/2006 5:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Looks absolutely gorgeous!

  • At 9/12/2006 8:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Chrizo roll sounds delish,i haven't been to the Entertainment Quarter markets in years,is it much bigger now?


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