On a short trip to Darwin to see my mother for her 80th birthday I visited the suburb of Parap for its famous Saturday morning market for breakfast and bought this bunch of Curcuma, a ginger flower that is often shorter than its foliage.
Garnishes and other combinations ready to take away
I could not resist the Cambodian pancakes cooked in cast iron pots
Pork and prawn rice paper rolls, I found a spot to sit and eat this for breakfast
My take away Som Tum - papaya salad made to order
Pho stall but I just could not eat hot soup for breakfast this day
Working on rice paper rolls in the background
This was one of the most popular stands, big chunks of tropical fruit in the glass containers go in fruit smoothies
Compare the prices with Brisbane bananas
Ugly bins for beautiful flowers
Hot pink dragonfruit and fresh coconuts are never in short supply in Darwin
Japanese food gets a look in although it is in the minority here
Hot pink Anthuriums
Cheap green papaya for Som Tum, the salad loved by Thai, Laotians and Cambodians and Australians!