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Monday, June 11, 2018

Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018

Street stall at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street

Four nights. That's how many nights you have left to visit one of Sydney's most vibrant and family-friendly night food markets. The Ramadan Food Festival in Lakemba is a community iftar, the breaking of the day's Ramadan fast at dusk.

The markets kick off at 5pm, as the sun sets, with festivities running until 4am. It's a delicious event, and incredibly cheap. Rug up, bring a pocketful of cash and travel around the world via Lakemba.

Ful medames fava beans at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Ful medames fava beans, a traditional dish to eat for iftar

Meats on the grill at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Grilled meats on the barbecue

Boiled corn cobs at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Boiled corn

Saj bread cooking at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Cooking saj flat bread

Saj bread with Nutella at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Spreading Nutella onto saj flat bread

Flipping paratha roti at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Flipping paratha dough

Adding egg and oinon to paratha roti to make martabak at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Adding beaten egg and onion to paratha dough

Martabak telur roti paratha at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Filled paratha folded into martabak

Cooked beans at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Cooked chickpeas, fava beans and lupin beans

Camel burgers cooking over charcoal at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Camel burgers being cooking over charcoal

The queue for camel burgers is always hectic.

Carrot juice stall at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Fresh carrot juice stall

Chicken doner kebab at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Carving chicken doner kebab

Brisket by 2 Smokin' Arabs at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
2 Smokin' Arabs

It's worth checking out the pop-up by 2 Smokin' Arabs, a BBQ competition team who have temporarily taken up residence in a former newsagency on Haldon Street.

Carved brisket by 2 Smokin' Arabs at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Carved beef brisket

Brisket box and hot wings by 2 Smokin' Arabs at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Brisket box $20 
Hot wings 

Chicken tikka skewers on the charcoal bbq at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Chicken tikka skewers cooked over charcoal

Chicken tikka skewers on charcoal at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Caramelised chicken tikka skewers

Grilled corn at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Barbecued corn skewers grilled over charcoal

Knafeh dessert served in kaak sesame bread at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Knafeh served in kaak

For dessert, it's hard to go past a serve of knafeh. At this stall you can get your knafeh served in kaak bread...

Knafeh at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Knafeh

but we had ours served straight onto a plate. It's a textural party of warm cheese, crunchy semolina and sweet syrup drizzled across the top.

Palestinian knafeh at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Palestinian knafeh

The Palestinian knafeh comes with saffron-tinted kataifi pastry and a sprinkle of pistachio nuts.

Palestinian knafeh slice at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Oozy cheesy Palestinian knafeh

The Palestinian knafeh is much cheesier in flavour with a more noticeable stretchiness. Guaranteed fun when you're hovering on the footpath with a plastic fork!

Serving up Palestinian knafeh at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Palestinian knafeh for one

Kaak Lebanese bread with cheese grilled over charcoal at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Kaak bread with cheese grilling over charcoal

Still hungry? Do what we did. Get a grilled cheese sandwich, Lebanese-style. Kaak bread is stuffed with a haloumi-like cheese and toasted over charcoal.

Melted cheese inside kaak bread at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Melted cheese inside kaak

Oozing hot cheese. Nutty toasted sesame seeds. And crisp and toasty bread that's slightly smoky from the charcoal.

Turkish coffee brewed in hot sand at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street
Turkish coffee 

And if you still want to party on, get a Turkish coffee brewed in hot sand. You'll be going all night!

Pouring Turkish coffee brewed in hot sand at Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2018 on Haldon Street




The Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival runs every night from 5pm (sunset) through to 4am. Crowds tend to peak 8pm-10pm. The final night will be Thursday 14 June 2018.

Food stalls are set up along Haldon Street near Lakemba rail station, between The Boulevarde and Gillies Street. Some nights you will also find stalls along Railway Parade.

Due to the popularity of this event, street parking tends to fill quickly so take public transport if possible.

See more pics from the Lakemba Ramadan Food Festival 2016
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