Last night Adelaide Food Central headed to the Riverbank to check out the opening night of the Lucky Dumpling Market. As part of the OzAsia festival the area in front of the Convention Centre has been turned into a Hawker style market with taste sensations and delicious treats as far as the eye can see. As you walk along the Torrens you can’t miss the bright flags and flowers that guide you towards the celebration of all things Asia.
As we wandered through the myriad of stalls we were enticed by TMR dumplings who are serving up Chicken, Pork, Prawn or Vegetable dumplings served wither steamed, pan fried or deep fried in lots of 8 for only $10. The Filipino Project are offering a plate of chicken and ribs with paw-paw salad and jasmine rice for $20 and an intriguing looking purple yam icecream with an exciting violet hue. Tepanyaki Noodles are offering plates of Yakisoba – thin noodles with cabbace, carrot, onion, garlic, special sauce and Japanese Mayo with choices including cheese, chicken, beef. Toly Vietnamese is offering an array of delicious Vietnamese street foods including a decidedly spicy grilled chicken, the ‘Beyond India’ food truck is churning out an array of their famous curries and accompaniments and Hoy Pinoy are offering 2 giant skewers of tender pork belly in a banana ketchup glaze for $13.
We were drawn to the fire pit alongside the Carnivore stand where meaty ribs are lovingly basted with BBQ sauce to tender perfection. To wet the whistle Coopers have a range of beers on tap or bottled and an assortment of spirits and for wine lovers the mobile McLaren Vale stand featuring Rosemount wines has all your needs covered.
The relaxed and playful vibe of the Lucky Dumpling Market will be sure to please everyone, what a great place to bid farewell to winter and enjoy this weekend’s warm weather. You have until October 8 to enjoy this wonderful festival.
Words by Kate Wilkinson
WHERE: The Parasol Pavilion, Riverbank Precinct in front of the Convention Centre