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Immerse yourself at the Lakemba Ramadan Markets

<p dir="ltr">The night markets in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan have once again hit the streets of Lakemba from 5pm till late. </p> <p dir="ltr">Popular for the street-long stalls filled with delicious dishes from different countries, the culturally diverse event is open to everyone. </p> <p dir="ltr">The markets run for a month, until the end of the Ramadan. </p> <p dir="ltr">A must go-to event, the markets are spectacular for a night out with the family and friends to culturally immerse yourself. </p> <p dir="ltr">The most talked about meal is the camel burger – which you would likely have to wait a while for, thanks to the line stretching literally hundreds of metres. But, it is totally worth it. </p> <p dir="ltr">If it’s something that you’ve always wanted to try and you want to skip the queues, then here’s a hint: head over at 5pm before those who are fasting slowly make their way over.  </p> <p dir="ltr">Other main meals could include rotis with beef or chicken curry, satay chicken skewers, or murtabak – which is a thin dough filled with eggs and onions, </p> <p dir="ltr">Of course, at every event there are chips on a stick which are a favourite for the kids. </p> <p dir="ltr">If you’re a sweet tooth, you are not short on options with stalls and stalls of knafeh, a decadent sweet cheese dish topped up with pistachio and rose water. </p> <p dir="ltr">You can also get simple desserts such as chocolate dipped strawberries, or turkish ice cream rolled through pistachios. </p> <p dir="ltr">To freshen up, you must try the fresh lemonade, or if you want something on the warmer side then try the milky drink sahlep, which is also topped with rose water. </p> <p dir="ltr">You can of course find Turkish coffee at a few stalls but otherwise, the world is your oyster at Haldon St in Lakemba. </p> <p dir="ltr">The best way to get there is by train, as there’s a stop conveniently just around the corner. Do not drive as you won’t be able to leave for a while. </p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Sahar Mourad</em></p>

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