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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Good Living Growers Market & Sydney Fish Market

The day started off promisingly enough despite the weather report warning of impending showers and so, with grey clouds looming, A. & I bravely set out from our hotel at The Rocks in Sydney's CBD. Following Helen's impeccable and detailed instructions to "head down George Street (away from the Opera House and towards Chinatown) until you get to Market Street (walk = 17min or bus it). Turn right at Market Street and continue down the hill, up the ramp and along the pedestrian bridge over the water", A. & I found the Good Living Growers Market in Pyrmont with no trouble at all.

With great foresight, we headed straight to the coffee stall to pick up one cup of coffee and one sweet milky tea. It started drizzling as we stood in line for our hot drinks, then two stalls further on, it poured! We took shelter under a large unbrella that the busker had set up, happily nursing our hot drinks. Hey, being Melburnians we're used to the weather being unpredictable.

The rain let up not too long after and we were able to browse through the market stalls quite freely, sampling Pink Lady apples, lamb burgers, spiced macadamias, dried fruit & nuts, cheeses, honey, olive oils and the odd french pastry or two (okay, we had one whole escargot and palmier):

Amongst other things, we 'somehow' (read 'courtesy of A.') ended up with a bag of apples. What's the big deal with that, right? Well, we were heading back to Melbourne the following day and Victoria has strict rules about bringing in fruit from interstate. I don't think we've eaten quite so many apples in one and a half days before.

Having had our fill at the market, A. & I , made our way towards the Sydney Fish Market on Bank Street, Pyrmont. It was still early enough in the day for the market to be relateively quiet. I expected the market to be a lot bigger than it actually was so it didn't take us long to look around and decide that next time we would stay somewhere with cooking facilities. We had an early lunch of tuna kebab and, of course, grilled fish and golden chips.

10 Comments:

  • Great pics - looks like a lovely market!

    By Blogger geneve, at Wed. Aug. 16, 10:23:00 am AEST  

  • Glad you enjoyed the markets. My first one I've missed! We'll definitely have to coordinate a meetup next time you're up here. And heh, glad the directions helped. I knew they were a bit of overkill but hey you can never have enough landmarks when you're travelling.

    By Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop), at Wed. Aug. 16, 10:41:00 am AEST  

  • Looks like you guys had a gerat time at the markets. And your pics are beautiful by the way.
    Now if only we knew what each other looked like, you never know we could have bumped into each other. But it looks like you may have already spotted me : )

    By Blogger jenjen, at Wed. Aug. 16, 08:58:00 pm AEST  

  • Oh my god, those pictures are fantastic (those mushrooms made me stop dead in my tracks - oh the yumminess!), looks like you had quite a bit of fun :)

    By Anonymous Ellie, at Thu. Aug. 17, 06:29:00 am AEST  

  • Geneve: It is a lovely market and I will definitely be visiting it again!

    Helen: Made it very easy to findfor sure!

    jenjen: Thanks! I only noticed cos you had that hugh SLR! I didnt' bring mine but had mum&dad's compact digital. Next time!

    Ellie: Thanks for the compliment. Pity we couldn't get the mushies but no kitchen area :-(

    By Blogger cin, at Thu. Aug. 17, 10:41:00 am AEST  

  • I wish we had a market like this in Perth. The closet is probably the Fremantle markets, but they are so far aware, and I don't do early mornings on the weekend :(

    If anyone sees a petite man walking around Freo markets with an SLR, they can be sure it isn't me :)

    By Anonymous Matt, at Thu. Aug. 17, 08:02:00 pm AEST  

  • That fish 'n chips looks so mouthwatering!!! Love that salad on the side and fresh lemons! I wish the did fish 'n chips like that here :)

    The fish market sure is a highlight if i ever go to Sydney !

    Beautiful photos! Especially of the harbour and of cours the fish 'n chips :)

    By Anonymous Mae, at Fri. Aug. 18, 06:23:00 am AEST  

  • Matt: Fremantle market is pretty small too from what I recall. See, with you it's easy cos you have a photo.

    Mae: Thanks, Mae! Fish was really fresh & very delish. Definitely worth the visit.

    By Blogger cin, at Fri. Aug. 18, 12:46:00 pm AEST  

  • I'm still kicking myself for not staying in Sydney long enough to go when we were there last; and hoping that a market like this will start in Perth soon (besides Freo).

    Those mushrooms look amazing!

    ps: The Wagamama experience in Sydney was only good because we were there early and the staff there were more "on the ball". Other experience in Perth was only so-so hence I wouldn't really recommend it.

    By Blogger pseudo chef, at Fri. Aug. 18, 02:02:00 pm AEST  

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    By Blogger Bonnie Loves Cats =^..^=, at Sat. Aug. 19, 06:46:00 am AEST  

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