Friday, February 12, 2010

SOUTH BANK LIFESTYLE MARKET - BRISBANE

s.bank lifestyle market © BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

During the school holidays, the TRIBE went to the museum for a day.  It was a very interesting day for us, fun and tiring at the same time, as we try to stop Mr. Adventurous touching things (including a stinky real stuffed koala).  We brought along snacks, thinking something might be tasty in their kiosk for lunch….Big mistake!  My advice for you folks is pack your own lunch.  The food on offer are overprice and IKEA food is way better.  The kiosk outdoor and indoor eating facilities look so gloomy and the plastic tables/chairs needs a good scrub.  Instead of going straight home that afternoon, we decided to cross the bridge to just have a stroll around South Bank and find some nice afternoon nosh.  It was Friday afternoon and the start of South Bank weekly Lifestyle Market.  I love Sunday Markets or any kind of informal eating/shopping places because the atmosphere is pretty laidback and friendly.  What I love most is finding stalls that sells special snacks/meals, it reminds me of streetfoods in the Philippines is some weird way.

 corn shop s.bank© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010
When we got to the stalls, it was a relax browsing, as people are more occupied having a swim, as it was a very hot and humid day.  The Corn Shop and the Churros cart has a steady stream of people buying from them.  People love their corn but I love my Churros fix more!

churros stick© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

 

 

 

Thaadaah!!! I took a picture of  one of our churros sticks, hot/crispy/coated with cinnamon sugar.  We ate them while we walked around the stalls.  Miss M loves them too, no complains coming from her, as she munch while looking at all the goodies in the stalls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

chilli factory s.bank© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

I spotted "The Chilli Factory" selling of course all kind of chilli sauces and chutneys that they are famous for.  Some people loves the hotness daily but I only eat super chilli hot noodles when I have a cold or a flu.  It makes you sweat and it clears up your nose and head.

nougat s.bank© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

Nougat Limar offers yummy bars of nougat that are gluten free and not too sweet.

homemade fudge s.bank© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

There is also a Fudge stall, but I just passed this as I’m not really a sweet tooth.

handmade leather goods s.bank© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

I love this stall, they were selling all kinds of handmade leather bags, key rings, wallets and purses.

australian souviners s.bank© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

Hehehehehehe…This is my favourite stall, it sells Australian souvenirs, look at the lower right side corner, have you guessed what those bottle openers lower parts are made of? (*giggle*)

metal deco s.bank© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010 METAL ORNAMENTS STALL

homemade soaps s.bank© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010 HANDMADE SOAP STALL

s.bank beach 1© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

Where else can you find a man made beach and a lagoon so near to the City that is open to the public and free to use, but in Brisbane of course!

s.bank wheel© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

My parents and siblings plus me, arrived here in Brisbane when Expo 88 just finished.  South Bank was the site of Expo 88 and was not used up for years.  When it was opened again in the 90s, the original South Bank Parklands has lots of open parking spaces and a Boat ride alongside the food shops.  There was even a Butterfly House and a Rainforest section where you can seat in one of the wooden benches that are scattered along the wooden walking bridge.  It has gone into several transformation and at present I think it is developing in the right direction and hopefully will always be a people’s park.

 

NOTES:

  • Information and days of South Bank Lifestyle Market are found here.

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