This year’s Mother’s Day, the TRIBE planned a trip to Rocklea Sunday Discovery Market for this special day. We haven’t been to Rocklea Sunday Market for awhile now due to sports activities over the weekend. I was super excited to go as I love weekend markets, garage sales and charity shops. You find interesting and useful things in these outlets, I used to be so addicted to these places when Miss M was still a small.
When we arrived in Rocklea Sunday Market, it was already buzzing with people. It is still AUD$1.00 entrance for Adults and Children under 15 of age are free. This market offers assorted plants, garden/pet’s/household products, arts & craft, knickknacks, toys, mobile phone accessories and second hand items.
My highlight of the day is the Rocklea Sunday Market’s food area, it has grown over the years. I still remember when it was just your typical hot chips/sausage/chiko roll/pies fare and the small mobile van that sells proffertjes. What I saw that day was quite impressive, you can see the multi cultural Australia at its best.
Here are some of the stalls:
Here’s what the TRIBE ate for breakfast during Mother’s Day….
Big Breakfast consist of slices of bread, hash brown, 2x eggs, slices of bacon, sausage and grilled slices of onion. I’ve added the tomato sauce, it’s not breakfast without it.
This Lemongrass Fried Chicken Maryland was from this Asian Food Stall located at the front of the Market’s food area. The outside of the chicken have this “drool factor” crispiness and the lemongrass marinade/seasoning was superb ,too bad that the inside near the bones was a bit raw that we have to throw the rest of it. Plus, just like to add…is there plates and cutlery shortages in some of the food stalls here. We were left with our bare hands to attack this piece of chicken and believe me, it was not neat or graceful. Thank goodness for our baby wipes that we always take along!
Here’s another one that needs a plate, I’ve ordered three hotdogs but just got offered serviettes to carry them all. The hotdogs were tasty but the overall state was a bit dry because they already have been assembled way before I bought it and stored in the hot Bain Marie. The bread was on the chewy side, most of our bread buns went straight to the bin.
There were more food stalls to try out but the whole TRIBE was full already and Samboy was already getting cranky, so we started our stroll around the Market.
You’ll find plenty of knickknacks stalls….hair accessories, wallets, clothes, household ornaments. I’m not really a fan of this kind of stalls as you can find these items in your local suburban dollar shops. I missed the old Rocklea Sunday Markets, where there are more private sellers that sell their second hand/old/vintage items, at present there’s only a few scattered here and there.
From honey, lollies/candies, dried fruits, pet food….you name it, this market has it.
You have to try this Popcorn Stall, their popcorn is quite addictive…it has this light salted caramel flavour to it. Miss M and Mr Adventurous loves the range of slushie flavour here too.
Plenty of people buying flowers for their special Moms, I for one is quite the opposite from the normal Moms….I was happy with Miss M gift of Silicone Basting Brush + Bottle Opener and Mr Adventurous gift of a small tub of lip balm, things that I’ll be using for sometime. And every time I see or use these items, I will always think of the love and effort they put into thinking what their Mommy would like to have =)
I enjoyed my special Mother’s Day out, Mr H killed two birds with one stone…breakfast without me cooking and a place, where he knows I would truly enjoy spending time browsing around. Would the TRIBE go again to Rocklea Sunday Discovery Market? The answer is a definite YES, for the food and just have a good look around.
HOURS: 6AM TO 12NOON
$1 Pedestrian entry
Enter via corner of Sherwood Road and Martin Taylor Drive.
Children under 15 years free.
$3 Vehicle entry
Off Martin Taylor Drive.
Ticket price includes car park and all passengers in the car.