The Johnston Street Fiesta is an annual celebration of all things Latin-American and Hispanic, with dance and music performances, arts and craft stalls, and my favourite, fabulous food!
We went on both Saturday and Sunday. Stupidly, I had lunch before hitting the festival on Saturday, and only had room to eat a meat and onion empanada, some Peruvian flan and a fresh lemonade slurpee…
Peruvian sweets stall
The Peruvian sweet stall specialized in Peruvian donuts, but I had my eye on the flan – a wonderful bowl of sweet, eggy, caramel pudding goodness.
Me with a meat and onion empanada and a slurpee - notice the ladies rolling dough in the background. This was a subtle way of getting a photo of them.
inside a slurpee
Some random photos…
More meat, baby!
Learning from my mistake on Saturday, I went to the Fiesta today on an empty stomach. We were on a mission to try as many things as possible.
Argentinian Tart from Chocolateria San Churro. Filled with dark chocolate and dulce de leche. Incredible!
Pupusas stall – from El Salvador
South American Soft Drinks
I grabbed a couple of pupusas (one filled with cheese and chicken, the other with cheese and refried beans) and a bottle of champagne soda from the Pupusas stall.
Champagne soda – tastes like creamy soda, but sweeter, and more delicious.
Fried Cheese Empanada – equally as delicious as the meat and onion one.
Choripan - as you might guess from the name, it's a chorizo sausage in a bread roll. $5 and sold at practically every stall at the festival!
Paella! We didn’t end up getting any paella as they ran out of the vegetarian version. (I am emphatically not a vegetarian, but my friend who I went with doesn’t like seafood). It smelled great though.
We finished off the day with a visit to a stall selling my favourite Hispanic dessert – CHURROS!
You’d think we were full after all of that... and we were... but the Polish Festival was also on that day and it was only a 15 minute tram ride away...