Flavours of Cabramatta on show at Moon Festival

Published Tuesday, 4th September 2018

MasterChef 2018 contestants Jenny Lam and Lisa Diep will tickle tastebuds as they cook for the crowds at the Cabramatta Moon Festival on 23 September.
MasterChef 2018 contestants Jenny Lam and Lisa Diep.

MasterChef 2018 contestants Jenny Lam and Lisa Diep will tickle tastebuds as they cook for the crowds at the Cabramatta Moon Festival on 23 September.

Jenny grew up in Sydney, learning cooking from the age of eight and spending every weekend at Cabramatta enjoying pandan waffles, che, banh mi thit and mi gia don.

Lisa has a passion for south east Asian cuisine, especially Vietnamese cooking, which she learned from her restaurateur parents. She will be demonstrating her favourite dish banh cuon.

Food plays a major role in the Moon Festival celebrations, with Cabramatta the undisputed home of south east Asian cuisine in Sydney.

From 9am to 8pm, the streets of Cabramatta will come alive with a variety of fun, family friendly activities and culinary delights, centred around Freedom Plaza and its iconic Pailau gates. Stalls open from 9am, with entertainment from 11am.

The crowd favourites will be returning, including the prawn peeling competition, children’s chopstick challenge and noodle and moon cake eating competitions.

There will be plenty of delicious street food to enjoy, plus Railway Parade will be converted into a dining precinct. And don’t forget the dozens of delicious and popular restaurants and fresh food markets right across Cabramatta.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said with more than 70 restaurants, Cabramatta is Sydney’s home of delicious south-east Asian dining.

“With more than 90,000 people attending last year, the Moon Festival is always popular among locals and visitors,” said Mayor Frank Carbone.

“The Festival plays a vital role for tourism into the area. By attracting visitors it boosts our local economy and creates jobs.

“There is no better time to come to Cabramatta to sample the tastes, smells, sounds, culture and vibrant community spirit than at the Moon Festival.”

Vietnamese pop princess Minh Tuyet will wow the crowds on the main stage while Catboy, Owlette and Gekko will entertain little ones with their PJ Masks ‘Meet the Heroes’ show.

There will also be the traditional lion dance to kick off the celebrations, community performances, market stalls, and the lantern parade led by the Moon Goddess. The celebrations will conclude with a colourful fireworks display.

More details about entertainment and activities planned for the Cabramatta Moon Festival, now in its 20th year, will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Join us from 9am on Sunday, 23 September as the streets of Cabramatta come alive with an array of colour, activity and culinary delights. Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/moonfestival, like ‘Fairfield City Council’ or ‘Cabramatta - A taste of Asia’ on Facebook or follow @FairfieldCity on Instagram for more information.