Earlier in the year, I made a food resolution to learn about different cultural foods [blogged here]. It’s been made easier living near some awesome places where I can source some pretty obscure things.
Near my house there’s a cool placed called Pennisi Cuisine (17 Balaclava Street, Woolloongabba) which is a warehouse of international foods with a deli and ethnic food shop. South American, Middle Eastern and European foods all under one roof. You can buy giant paella pans and your weight in Calasparra rice for feeding the masses with frangrant paellas. Alas, not all of us have the means to cook such things.
Next door, there’s an equally fascinating Indian grocer called All India Foods (a few doors down, 31 Balaclava Street). Here you’l find your weigh in ghee and exotic spices. Tip: spices are so much cheaper here than supermarkets. They come in plastic packaging so you’ll have to find a container to store them in. A lot better variety too. They have all sorts of recipe bases of dishes that I’ve never even heard of – I like to pick something new every time I visit. At $1.50, there’s not much at stake.
The above photos are observations from a recent trip that made me laugh or simply look pretty!