One of the best ‘new’ (to me) foods I’ve tried recently have been the akara from Tribal Tastes stall at the Queen Victoria winter night market, currently on every Wednesday at 5pm. I’ve become a bit obsessed with them really, and count them as my top pick at the night market. Akara are also gluten free, being made from beans. Deep fried deliciousness!
I tried the akara a few weeks back and promptly posted about them on Instagram. Tribal Tastes very kindly offered me a free meal when I was next visiting and that was last night. I loved it. The akara served with the sauce (which isn’t hot), hand cut sweet potato fries, pickled veg and jollof rice. A lovely meal:
As well as the stall at the night market, Tribal Tastes also have a store at the market, located at Stall 83 in the Dairy Hall delicatessen area. The store opened in 2002 and sells African spices, oils, meal accompaniments and more.
For the night market stall, the menu board reads ‘Akara: food for the Gods- West African bean balls (vegan and GF) with African sauce and salad $12’.
The night market is running weekly until August 29th. Get there for the akara!
Tribal Tastes Whole Foods
Stall 83 in the Dairy Hall, Queen Victoria Market (for the store open during the day)