The Easter Show is back this year after a hiatus in 2020 and there's plenty to see, do and eat. Here you'll see what's new and what's good to eat so you make the most of your visit including some Easter Show must eats!
The offerings this year run the gamut of classic Easter show food like Dagwood dogs, cheese on a stick, fairy floss, CWA scones and lemonade but there are also offerings for healthy eaters and foodies from corn on the cob, sushi, wagyu beef skewers, freshly shucked oysters, giant turkey legs, gelato and bubble tea!
Bacon on a Stick
We started at the Plaza entrance near car park 1 and almost immediately found this year's most headline worthy item: bacon on a stick. At Bacon Head, you'll find a few types of bacon on a stick from regular to loaded versions. It's a long skewer of streaky bacon dipped in batter and then deep fried. I chose a Chilli Bacon on a Stick $12 with Sriracha mayo and cheese sauce and it was pretty damn good. Bacon Head is found in the Truck Stop area.
Potato on a Stick
I love tornado potatoes on a stick and no visit is complete without one. There are many stands selling this fair treat. And tip: it goes well with the bacon on a stick!
Another ubiquitous Easter show item is the Dagwood Dog or corn dog. A frankfurt sausage is encased in a cornmeal dough and then deep fried and dipped in tomato or barbecue sauce. It's messy but pretty damn tasty especially when freshly fried which ours was.
Cheese on a Stick
Not to be confused with the Dagwood dog is the Cheese on a Stick $6. It's shorter than a Dagwood dog and is made using a similar cornmeal outer with a bit of cheese in the centre.
One of the best purchases we made was a jumbo cup of lemonade $8 at the Cheese on a Stick stand. With just the right amount of sweetness, it quenches the thirst perfectly.
Foodies, if regular fair food isn't really your thing head to Mr Alloo's Noodle Market on Hawkesbury Street for Firepop. This popular food truck serves three things: lamb skewers, wagyu beef skewers and corn ribs.
The food is a bit pricier than other stands (one of each will cost $38.60) but it's a definite cut above other offerings. The wagyu (The Butter 2 for $12.80) uses tri-tip wagyu with a marble score grilled over charcoal with fried garlic and salt and simply melts in the mouth.
The lamb skewers (The OG 3 for $13.80) are made with pasture fed lamb and they are juicy and delicious and flavoured with sesame and cumin dukkah. The corn ribs (Sugar x Cheese $12) are shaved with house made Caciocavallo cheese, garlic butter and Olsson sea salt blossoms. Tip: it's one of the few stands that sells sparkling water.
Disney fans were chuffed to hear that Dole Whip was appearing at the Easter Show. Dole Whip is a dairy free, vegan friendly soft serve made using a dry powder mix combined with water to create a frozen soft serve. There are two Dole Whip stands, one in the Kid's Street and one in the Food Dome and you can choose between watermelon, mango, pineapple and strawberry flavours.
We chose the Pineapple Bowl Dole Whip $15 in a half a pineapple with pineapple and mango soft serve and it was fine but I think part of its appeal is having it in hot weather at Disneyland.
Corn With Flamin' Hot Cheetos
There are several corn stands at the Easter show but we found Corn Shack at the Animal Farm area. They sell juicy cobs of corn with a cheese sauce or rolled in Flamin' Hot crushed Cheetos $7. We tried both and the corn is super juicy. I actually liked it in both cheese sauce and the Cheetos the best.
During the height of COVID-19 my friend sent me a box of Berliner Bakery's donuts and I swooned over their organic rhubarb and custard donut. They're available at the food dome.
We ended off our visit with a refreshing watermelon sundae at Melon Fiesta at the Kids' Carnival area on Olympic Boulevardde. It's a big wedge of watermelon filled with watermelon and vanilla soft serve. The soft serve is fine, not particularly watermelon in flavour but it's a good size for sharing and the watermelon is thirst quenching. Perfect to end the show visit off on.
So tell me Dear Reader, have you been to the Easter Show this year? Do you eat fair food or try to find gourmet or healthy options?
NQN visited the Easter show as a guest of Cha Time but all food was independently paid for.
Sydney Royal Easter Show
1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127