El Qahirah, Egyptian Food Street stall
Hundreds visit Lakemba’s Haldon Street for delicious treats during the holy month of Ramadan. The Western Sydney suburb is also home to large Muslim-Australian population who migrated from Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon amongst others.
If you love adventurous street food, then this could well be a haven for non-vegetarians to try delicacies like camel burger, deer burger, kebabs, shwarma, chicken tikka, Bangladesh’s famous fish tikka and egg parantha, Turkish tea, pancakes, dry fruits, milk pudding and more.
During Ramadan most shops open for business in evening to cater to families and shoppers breaking their fast after sunset. These shops remain open till midnight. You can enjoy a hearty ramadan meal with family, as prices are really affordable to appeal all cross sections of visitors, whether you observe a fast or be a food lover like The Oz Safari
Here are some glimpses from festival
A local Syrian delicacy called Knafeh
Knafeh, a Syrian dessert is sweet cheese pastry soaked in sugar based syrup
The old man was busy serving local arabic delicious like sweets, hot tea, shwarma
There’s local Turkish tea and soup on most stalls served alongside some sweet treats
Don’t forget to grab some hot tea and soup
Freshly made Egg Parantha (bread stuffed with spices and crumbled eggs)
Kebabs are served with hot tandoor naan made in clay ovens at Desi Hutt, a Pakistani restaurant
My favourite was El Qahirah which also had vegetarian options like Koshary (spiced lentil and rice with macaroni, chick peas, tomato salsa)
EL Qahirah, Egyptian Food Stall
Total Cost: $40-50 for two (if you try more than 3 food stalls)
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