I received a text from the Receptionist half way through my Saturday shift. “How about we go to Eat Street markets, maybe Max Brenner for chocolate?” I couldn’t type “You Betcha!” fast enough. Unfortunately a combination of fat fingers and auto correction sent the message “You Belcher!”. Lucky the me The Receptionist is used to my many faults and failings so with a gentle sigh and a rub of her forehead it was off to Eat Street we went.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Eat Street it is primarily a food market where vendors work out of shipping containers. Located near Portside, just to the left of the P & O terminal, it is a collection of delicious and delightful delicacies from around the globe.
Led very ably by The Brazilian who is an old hand at the Eat Street markets we made our way there where we enjoyed the spoils of the chef’s labours. The Receptionist, The Brazilian and I chomped our way through dumplings and steamed pork buns while the Ninja feasted on Korean delights of Beef and Chicken Sliders.
For mine the dumplings were OK without being outstanding whereas I found the Steamed Pork Bun a little dry although the filling was nice enough. Perhaps I was a little precious as both The Receptionist and The Brazilian founds their’s quite tasty. I did get to sample the sliders of the Ninja and found them both to be very yummy indeed. To wash down the food we drank
slushies squeesies, icy cold beverages of mango and lime. I’m told the Mango was very very good while the lime I had was both refreshing and tart enough to have my mouth looking like a cat’s bum at the end of every sip.
As well as the food fare there is also the odd smattering of craft and clothing stalls that you would expect to see at any other market as well as bits and pieces of live music. There’s also a couple of bars serving beer and cocktails and what I’m told by The Receptionist is a very drinkable coffee outlet.
After supping sufficiently it was time to move on and sup some more. So after a short stroll we arrived at the establishment of a very distinguished looking bald man who goes by the handle of Max Brenner. Servings of fresh strawberries drowned in mouth watering chocolate cleansed the palettes in a most pleasing manner.
As an enjoyable and affordable night out with the family or as somewhere to go with friends Eat Street receives a FULLHALFGLASS rating of 4 out of 5 stars