Twilight Hawkers Market 2013-14 season

The Twilight Hawkers Market is back every Friday night from 5pm to 9pm in Forrest Place in the city and for its longest season yet, running until 11 April 2014. The weather lately has been perfect for outdoor eating – warm days, balmy evenings, not so hot as to take away your appetite. It’s great to be in Perth in spring.

I took my new Fujinon 23mm lens for a walk through the market after work yesterday – this was comfort for me after a hard week. By 5.30pm Forrest Place was pretty crowded and there were long queues at the most popular stalls. I wish I could capture the market’s smoky smell to share along with these pictures.

DSCF1794Mexican Elotes (corn on the cob)


DSCF1822New kid on the block Bangkok Jump Street – prawn pad Thai, coconut pork skewers and longan juice

DSCF1846Chilli sauces at Mojito Cantina – nachos with guacamole and spicy pork tortilla wraps



DSCF1864-3The live music varies week to week


DSCF1872Uncle Jack’s hotdogs with Moroccan and WA beef and lamb sausages

DSCF1885-2Bunga Raya Murtabak – pratha bread with beef or vegetable filling

La Paleta's Mexican icy poles La Paleta – Mexican icy poles

DSCF1888La Crepe de Paris – sweet and savoury French crepes. Nice chandelier!

DSCF1881Snags and Sons served up ‘New York’ hotdogs. Snags and Sons has closed its shop in Leederville and will be moving to Northbridge. Now trading instead at Leederville is Pinchos

DSCF1901El Asador serves up Argentinean asado with the biggest slabs of meat on the biggest BBQs at the market

DSCF1905Bratwurst – just one of several hotdog stalls at the market

DSCF1908Shak Shuka – Moroccan eggs in spicy tomato sauce, served with baguette and harissa dip, chorizo optional

<img src="" alt="Braza churros, filled with chocolate or caramel” title=”” /> Braza churros, filled with chocolate or caramel

DSCF1975Gelato Amico – note: they no longer have a shop on Murray Street mall



DSCF1996There are seats in the middle of Forrest Place, more undercover seating on the Myer side, and plenty of GPO building steps to sit on

My pictures depict only some of the stalls. The Twilight Hawkers Market has become a delicious celebration of multicultural Perth, and last night’s other stalls included Marcelita’s Colombian empanadas (my pick is pork and lime); El Rancho Latino‘s El Salvadorian pupusas and banana empanadas; Los Amigos’ burritos, Maison St Honore‘s macarons; Casablanca Real Moroccan Cuisine; three paella stalls; Polish pirogi, goulash and hot doughnuts; sticky pork ribs at Ragin’ Cajun; Fumi’s Japanese pancakes and noodles; Delicious Bites‘ kuih (including kuih lapis, kuih dadar and kek lapis); Two Fat Indians‘ curries; dim sum; takoyaki (octopus balls), and more. The stalls vary week to week, so there’s always something else to check out – there’ll be others next week that weren’t there this week. It’s never easy to choose what to eat; a good strategy is to go with mates who’ll be willing to all hit the queues and then share the spoils.

Street food markets, food trucks and mobile food businesses are an important part of Perth’s food culture and events like this make it easy to support these homegrown talents. Food bloggers coming to Perth next weekend for the Eat Drink Blog conference, it is well worth dropping by the Twilight Hawkers Market on Friday night to soak up the atmosphere and experience some of the best tastes of life in Perth.

From a photography perspective, the Fujinon 23mm f1.4 lens is my new favourite walk-around lens for the Fuji X-E1. Haven’t taken it to a restaurant or photographed a meal with it yet – looking forward to that.


Twilight Hawkers Market
Forrest Place, Perth
Every Friday 5pm to 9pm until 11 April 2014 – get there early if you can. It gets increasingly crowded and stalls may run out of popular items before the market closes.
Market stalls vary week to week
Note: Market is not on 15 November and 20 December 2013.

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See my previous posts on the Twilight Hawkers Market:

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