The Central Markets is slowly turning into a place where you can get the flavours of the world at your doorstep. With Russian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Italian and Spanish food already available, Le Souk brings Algerian cuisine to the table. Anybody that has been to a Moroccan restaurant would have a good idea of what to expect.
As the eatery is merely a small stall within the markets, it’s nothing more than a small kitchen and counter area. The menu is also simple and straight forward with a handful of breakfast and lunch options, gourmet toasties, couscous and salads.
For lunch, I had the Chicken Couscous. The dish came out after a 15 minute wait and was nicely presented. The chicken was well marinated, tender and succulent. It was accompanied by soybeans, peas and carrots that were firm but well cooked. These items were sitting on top of a bed of light fluffy delicate couscous. The couscous was generously provided but way out of proportion with everything else. The dish came with a spice blend which packed a bit of heat.
My friend had the Lamb Couscous and commented that the lamb was really good. Just by looking both of our dishes, they appeared to be very similar, although the menu suggests they were different.
The staff were friendly and the service was good. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was reasonable. The cost of the meal was $12 which is a great price for a gourmet lunch. The most expensive items on the menu were $16 which is still not too far fetched.
This is the only place that I’m aware of where you can get Algerian cuisine. Definitely worth a try!
WHERE: Stall 10, Adelaide Central Markets