The City of Perth has been holding twilight hawkers markets at Forrest Place very Friday evening from 1700 to 2000 until March 2012. We stumbled upon it on Friday and took the opportunity to try a few things.
Out of about 20 stalls, at least four served halal food- the Love and Care Malaysian Café stall, a Singaporean one, a Malaysian satay stall, and a Turkish gozleme stall. The lady at the Maya Masala stall told us that the chicken dishes are halal. Other stalls include Two Fat Indians, Marcelita’s Empanadas, Brazillian churros, Moroccan Journey, an ice creamery, one selling three types of paellas (none of which was vegetarian/purely seafood) and Maison St Honore, selling pretty pastel French macarons.
We tried the roti paratha with veggie curry ($5) and fried noodles ($5) from Love and Care, a cheese sausage ($5) and lemon ice tea ($1) from the Singaporean stall, and a plate of chicken satay with cucumber pieces and rice cakes ($8) from the most olfactorily enticing stall.
We didn’t stay long but apparently there are usually performances to liven up the atmosphere.
If you’re in the area, check it out one day. You can’t miss the spiral of smoke and mouthwatering aroma of satays cooking on the charcoal grills.