Hi from Australia’s Top End!
I am currently undertaking a dietetics hospital placement in Darwin, NT.
Despite the weather consisting of heavy rainy periods throughout the day, loud thunderstorms at night and a humidity of what seems like 100%, I seem to be enjoying myself a great deal. This may or may not have something to do with the fantastic market scene Darwin has to offer.
RAPID CREEK MARKETS
Start your morning off with a big tropical fruit shop up!
Taste some hot baked coconut or banana fritters…
Buy some Asian sweets to take home…
Leave your comfort zone and try something different…
Finish off your market visit with a traditional laksa!
PARAP VILLAGE MARKETS
Located just outside of the city, these markets run on a Saturday morning until the early afternoon and I highly recommend you rock up on an empty stomach.
Filled with lots of freshly cooked foods, arts and craft stalls and some fresh produce too, this market is a MUST if you are ever in Darwin.
Start off the morning with a crepe for breakfast…
A juice or smoothie made to how you like it for a mid-morning snack…
Then go past all of the hot asian cuisine (cooked right in front of your eyes) on your way out.
And although you will feel like you can never eat anything else again, it is essential to buy some goodies to take home…
If you’re after a belly rub from the self-induced food coma, they also have traditional Chinese massage tents as well!
[Not pictured: the amazing arts & crafts stalls]
Next weekend I’ll be checking out the Nightcliff markets!
Unfortunately the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets do not run during the wet season, so I can’t comment on them but I do hear it is something that must be checked out if it’s not raining during the dry season.
Do you enjoy market-ing? Where’s your favourite market to visit in Australia?