Experience global food at the Cabramatta Moon Festival

Published Wednesday, 17th August 2016

The Cabramatta Moon Festival is the signature event for Sydney food lovers hungry to try the Fairfield City’s famous authentic cultural cuisines.

The festival is recognised as one of Sydney’s largest and brightest Asian cultural celebrations, attracting more than 90,000 people from across Sydney and NSW each year.

The Moon Festival will provide plenty of fun for all the family with a full program of entertainment and activities including gourmet food, market stalls and cooking demonstrations.

Visitors to Cabramatta can look forward to tasting one of the unique hallmarks of this traditional festival, Moon Cakes! These round pastries traditionally filled with red bean or lotus seed are given as gifts to relatives or friends during the Moon Festival signifying a long, happy life with much prosperity in the coming year. Local bakeries have been busy preparing varieties of moon cakes for this festive season and foodies should not miss the chance to experience this delicious cultural tradition.

 ‘Spice Sisters’ and winners of My Kitchen Rules 2016, Tasia and Gracia, will be cooking up a storm and spicing up taste buds this year. Home cooks will be delighted as they share some of their beloved family recipes and cooking techniques influenced by their international upbringing.

Renowned TV Chef and Australia’s leading Korean cooking instructor, Heather Jeong, will be stepping audiences Korean cooking techniques, flavours and some delicious recipes live on stage that you can try at home. Heather’s recipes are featured on SBS Kitchen Conversation, Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Taste, Feast, Sunrise program and more.

Sydney’s hottest food truck, Knafeh Bakery, is returning to Cabramatta for Moon Festival 2016. The famous bearded bakers have been whipping up their delicious Jerusalem desserts for thousands across Sydney, and know how to entertain crowds while they wait!

Bearded Baker Ameer El-issa said he is looking forward to being back at the Cabramatta Moon Festival this year and being part of this significant cultural event.

“There is such a wide range of people from all over Sydney that attend this event. It is a celebration of culture which is such a big part of what we are at at Knafeh, and we can’t wait to celebrate it with everyone else,” said Ameer.

“Join us at our repurposed shipping container on Railway Parade from 9am until the fireworks finale at 8pm. Take a seat on one of our crates and enjoy the sweet tastes of Knafeh, while the team of Bearded Bakers brings a unique mix of charm, passion and hospitality to create a perfect recipe for a magical night,” said Ameer

Do not miss this chance to see them live in action and taste the family recipe that has seen them rise to fame on social media.

The festival is a showcase of food in all forms. From savoury to sweet treats, delicious cultural street food, cooking demonstrations and food competitions, there is something for everyone. You can even learn to master the art of fruit carving from Thom Bui, food carving teacher and talented chef with nearly 40 years’ experience.

The Cabramatta Moon Festival is a food haven waiting to be discovered. Plan a visit to Cabramatta on 4 September and experience the authentic flavors this festival has to offer.

Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/moonfestival for more information or follow the Facebook page www.facebook.com/cabramatta.a.taste.of.asia

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