One Week to Go Until Tastiest Laksa Festival

NT Government

From laksa-loaded hotdogs to laksa-inspired gin, the countdown is well and truly on for the biggest and tastiest Darwin International Laksa Festival to date.

This year there has been a record 93 entries from 63 businesses right around the Territory.

Just a taste of the new recipes for this year’s event include:

· Szechuan Mud Crab Laksa by Snapper Rocks

· Congee Egg Benedict by Rainmaker Café

· Laksa Loaded Hotdog by Porkies

· Laksa Risotto with Crocodile and NT Prawn by Pepperberry

There has also been 8 entries from Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek for the newest category, Best Regional Laksa.

This year, the event will culminate on 28 November at Laksa Park, opposite Parliament House.

Territorians are encouraged to download the app in preparation for the Food Tour which kicks off on 1 November.

By using the app, Territorians can taste and vote for their favourite dishes, ahead of the winners being crowned November 28.

To view the full list of entries, please visit: here.

Quotes from Chief Minister Michael Gunner:

“It’s just one week to go until Territorians can embark on a mouth-watering food tour across the Territory, tasting the most delicious and unusual laksa-inspired dishes and drinks.

“It’s great to see so many entries from the regions this year, which will help boost trade and encourage foot traffic to local traders.

“This festival is about the food – but it’s also all about supporting jobs, and choosing to buy local, especially during the wet season.”

Quotes from Minister for Small Business Paul Kirby:

“We know Territorians love the Laksa Festival and it has generated more foot traffic for our businesses in the Darwin CBD, during months that are usually much quieter.

“The Food Tour has encouraged people to eat out and pick up a takeaway, which has kept trade ticking over as well as inspiring unique new laksa concoctions for locals and visitors to taste.”

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