Weekends with Simon Marnie on ABC 702 Sydney was broadcasting live today at the Lakemba Mosque Open Day 2011.

There were lots of loyal listeners who came along to see Simon and experience something new and different at the Mosque.  Simon tasked noodlies to do a really fun segment;  where we took two ABC listeners into Lakemba town centre, to shop, eat and bring our discoveries back to share with Simon and his listeners, live on air!  Check out the interview below, my adventures with Kate and Jack and noodlies contributor KLui!



L-R: Kat & Thang (noodlies), Jack and Kate (ABC listeners)


We all had sooo much fun poking around at the wonderfully exotic grocery stores in Lakemba, the video below was taken in several local grocery stores, including Manaia Grocery Pacific Island Shop… it was so much fun.  In particular I love the energy and curiosity of Kate and Jack, KLui’s enthusiasm and the wonderful exotic drinks.  Check out our shopping video below.



We also liked Traboulsi Bakery that served delicious Lebanese Pizza, the meat version was a favourite.  We also sampled heaps of great exotic drinks there too.  Oh, and extra kudos to the owner for being extra helpful despite being so busy.


Before we embarked on our Lakemba excursion, ABC radio listeners were treated to Lebanese breakfast courtesy of Jasmin1 Lebanese restaurant in Bankstown.  The falafel was oh, so good.


And below are some of the heroes of today, the wonderful shopkeepers and great food of Lakemba…

And of course, Simon Marnie’s wonderful producer, June… love your work! And I got a hug!

Lakemba Mosque
65-67 Wangee Rd, Lakemba

Traboulsi Bakery
43 The Boulevarde, Lakemba
(02) 9740 3232

Jasmin1 Lebanese Restaurant
222 South Terrace, Bankstown
(02) 9790 7999

Jasmin 1 Lebanese Restaurant on Urbanspoon

PS and heaps of thanks to KLui who filmed most of the video above as well as voicing some of them!