» Archive for September, 2011

Darwin markets

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 by Tina

Thursday: Mindil (Indigenous art, food stalls, light and breezy summer clothing by Gita http://www.gitaz.com/)


Friday:Palmerston http://www.palmerstonmarkets.org.au/

Saturday: Parap (food stalls, fruit and veg, clothing)

Sunday: Rapid Creek (fresh food and specialty fruit and vegetables) and Mindil


Parap Markets





The queue for som tam (green papaya salad)




Iced coffee


A little French busking to set the mood…

Breakfast at Il Lido

Friday, September 16th, 2011 by Tina


The view from Il Lido, Darwin, down at the waterfront.


The French toast with poached pear, raspberry sauce and King Island yoghurt.

I would also recommend the PLT, thin crispy pancetta, lettuce and tomato on a toasted panini with a housemade aoili.

Sari Rasa

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by Tina

First up, please note that Sari Rasa is at 24, not 29 Cavenagh St Darwin, and it’s down an arcade so you can’t see it from the street. I’ve mentioned this first as the address is incorrect on a few other websites and I had a bit of trouble finding it. Luckily there were some friendly locals nearby who had heard of it and pointed me in the right direction.

I had the chicken curry, fish curry with okra and dry beef curry with a little sambal oelek on the side. The dry beef curry is firm, chewy and moreish, almost in the style of beef jerky, and seems to be a local favourite as Jay from the coffee cart who gave me this recommendation insisted I try it.When I was eating my lunch at Sari Rasa a robust man came up to the counter and seemed very happy there was some dry beef curry left as he missed out the other day and was highly disappointed. I love to see people enjoying quality food made with love.

It’s $10 for a small plate, or $11 for a large and you can choose whichever three dishes you like. It was so good I brought some home for Phee, Joel and I to eat for dinner.