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Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

There's African, Chinese, Turkish Gozleme, Thai, Malaysian, a bakery, Dutch Poffertjes, coffee and juice as well as other stands selling baked goods, sweets, nougat and biscuits and one of the freshest fruit and vegetable stands straight from the growers. There's even a school fete today.

Kirribilli markets

We arrived here hungry knowing that my favourite gozleme stand would be churning out their delicious savoury pastries for a long queue of customers. From the length of the queues every month, this has got to be one of the most popular stands at the markets (I should know as I once waited in line for 25 minutes) but the wind today has kept a lot of patrons away and I get my hands on a combination gozleme (meat, spinach, cheese $8.50) within a few minutes. There's also a spinach and cheese version for $7.50 which I've yet to try as I love the spicy beef and spinach filling in this one. Tip: ask for 2 pieces of lemon, it really brings out the flavour of the gozleme and one piece isn't quite enough for the whole gozleme.

Kirribilli markets

Then its off to the Poffertjes stand where I have a serious dilemna: which flavour to try. They have flavours such as maple syrup, cinammon, strawberry jam etc for $5 or you can have it topped with fruit such as banana, strawberries, peaches, Bavarian apple, blueberry or mango (not available today) for $6.50 with cream and ice cream an extra 50c each. Today's special is sweet plums and sour cherries and I can't resist a special so I order that with some ice cream ($7).

Kirribilli markets

With my bounty in hand, we find a place to sit and tuck into our food. The gozleme, as always, is cripsy pastry perfection. There is most certainly a reason why the queues are so long for them and I savour every bite. It seems the adorable dog next to us is also a gozleme fan as he begs for some of his owner's lunch. The dog has good taste.

Kirribilli markets

Fingers licked and wiped, its onto the poffertjes next. I adore sour cherry and whilst this hasn't got a lot of sour cherry taste, it tastes a lot like rhubarb which I also like. The poffertjes (mini dutch panckes) are puffy and delicious and taste almost donut-ty. They look like a cherry mountain in a snowstorm with the icing sugar and scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Kirribilli markets

There's a stand in the grassed area that's usually relegated to the fringes and today we try some dried kiwifruit which I've only seen in lebanese and turkish stores. Its interesting, not particular kiwifruity but sweet and chewy ($1.50 per 100grams).

Kirribilli markets gingerbread at school fete

Kirribilli markets

I am disappointed that last month's Palm Beach Cupcakes (partly owned by British chef Rick Stein) aren't there as I wanted to try some of their cupcakes. A later purchase of a cupcake from a school fete stall yielded a cute lemon yellow iced cupcake ($2) with a pink marshmallow flower and some green cachous. Stomach full, carrying my purchases of eleven dresses, a hat and a cupcake, I feel well fed and well shopped out.

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli Markets

Fourth Saturday each month January-November and first and third Saturday of December

Time: 7.00am - 3.00pm (some stalls on the green pack up earlier than this)

Location: Bradfield Park - Corner of Alfred and Burton Streets, Milsons Point. Just under Milsons Point train station.

Information: (02) 9922 4428 markets@kncsydney.org

Next market: Saturday, 27th October 2007

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets

P.S. I leave you with some last lingering looks at the gozleme :)

Kirribilli markets

Kirribilli markets