The night markets in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan have once again hit the streets of Lakemba from 5pm till late.

Popular for the street-long stalls filled with delicious dishes from different countries, the culturally diverse event is open to everyone.

The markets run for a month, until the end of the Ramadan.

A must go-to event, the markets are spectacular for a night out with the family and friends to culturally immerse yourself.

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.

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.


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,

Of course, at every event there are chips on a stick which are a favourite for the kids.

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.

You can also get simple desserts such as chocolate dipped strawberries, or turkish ice cream rolled through pistachios.


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.

You can of course find Turkish coffee at a few stalls but otherwise, the world is your oyster at Haldon St in Lakemba.

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.

Images: Sahar Mourad

This article first appeared on Over60.