Six experiences representing seven diverse cultures
Only a limited number of places to ensure the tour is intimate… read on, one of the restaurants is a SMH Good Food Under $30 winner!!
The last Cabra Crawl tour for food bloggers was such a success, noodlies, Sydney food blog has had lots of requests for another tour. I’ve finally relented (it’s a bit of work) however, this tour will showcase Fairfield, which doesn’t get the same exposure as Cabramatta.
[Expressions of interest is now closed. Fairfield Feast has been completed, see the full video review]
I’ve prepared an itinerary which includes six of my favourite eateries in Fairfield, an eclectic, exciting melting pot of flavours and cultures.
Noodlies, Sydney food blog’s Fairfield Feast will be an interactive and fun adventure:
- Sydney’s first Iraqi restaurant
- private cooking class with the chef at a new, award winning Thai & Laos restaurant
- watch Afghan bread being made
- a humble but deceptively delicious Filipino eatery
- one of Sydney’s best Lebanese chicken – the most under-rated in my books
- Chilean desserts to die for
Yes, six mouth-watering, unique experiences showcasing seven rich and fascinating cultures. The diversity in Fairfield is amazing!
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the exotic places we’ll be visiting, Al-Dhiaffah Al-Iraqi restaurant.
Special announcement: the cooking class will be at Green Peppercorn, winner of 2013 SMH Good Food Under $30 guide’s Best New Restaurant! Yup, participants will get a private cooking class by the chefs behind Green Peppercorn (that’s their som tum below). We’ll also get to the bottom of that eternal question “What’s the difference between Thai and Laos food?”.
Fairfield Feast is a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with the wonderful people behind this suburbs wonderful diverse cuisines.
Fairfield Feast for Sydney food Bloggers
Saturday, 6 April 10am – 2pm.
Yes, it’s free
I’m donating my time and Fairfield City Council has kindly agreed to cover food costs so this unique noodlies’ Fairfield Feast (#fairfieldfeast) experience is free. It’s tremendously exciting because the attendees will experience the best of Fairfield’s amazing culinary and cultural diversity.
To keep it intimate, there will only be a limited number of places.
So you want to come? Here’s how…
Fairfield Feast is open to any active food blogger, specifically anyone with a blog or micro-blog that is predominantly food related and you have a post that is less than 30 days old.
Tell us why you would like to go on noodlies’ Fairfield Feast in the comments section below, creative, crawly, funny, desperate – it’s up to you. Please note, no more than 50 words and please make sure you enter your name, email and blog address when posting. I’ll make one of my usual, subjective decisions on the tour attendees. Due to limited number of attendees, there’s no “plus ones”.
Oh, bonus points if you tweet your interest in the tour, it’s not mandatory, so don’t worry if you don’t have a twitter account, it’s more like icing on the cake, please use @thangngo and #fairfieldfeast in the tweet so I can see them :). And it would be great if you could share this post with other bloggers via social media to spread the word, thanks.
Registrations close Sunday 31 March 2013, 8pm. Successful applicants will be contacted via email by Monday, 1 April 2013, noon.
Good luck! It’s an amazing experience which I’m sure you will love!
Fairfield Feast is supported by:
I know very little about Fairfield so would love the opportunity to be guided by the cuisine expert of the far west in search of new and exciting taste bud sensations.
Go Simon, you are fast!
Pick me! Pick me! I miss Fairfield’s food! I also miss walking down the street and feeling like I’m in South-East Asia one minute, Africa another, and then in the Middle East…
Yep, you’re spot on Mary. Fairfield is so wonderful.
As a big fan of Cabramatta, I love exploring suburbs which are rich in culture – and food is the best way to express that! Unfamiliar with Fairfield, I’d love to be part of the tour – I’ve never tried Afghani, Iraqi, Filo or Chilean food!
It’s true, Fairfield doesn’t have the same profile as Cabramatta… let’s re-address that a little…
Why wait for the tour? Just get out there, you don’t even need to stay overnight a la Julia G.
Pick me, pretty please! I’m just down the road in Canberra and feeling deprived of such a colourful array of food experiences. The Iraqi restaurant sounds great (and something a bit different), I’d love the cooking class and I’ve never had a Chilean dessert before. I’d love to write about these for my readers both in Canberra and further afield. Fairfield is an easy drive for Canberra folk wanting to experience something totally different from anything in the national capital. Fairfield folk might not speak the same language as the powers that be in Canberra but everyone finds common ground when sharing a meal around a table…
Very persuasive, Christine!
ooh, I so want to join this. I’ll become a food blooger to have the experience of this feast. It all sounds so yummm!
Thanks for your interest!
I live in Fairfield, I love the food & I am always keen to discover new places in my hometown and share them with friends, family & everyone else! I’m a huge fan of Iraqi’s already – our church eats there almost weekly. I’m keen to find and try this new Thai & Laos restaurant as I already have several favourites in Fairfield – and I’ve never quite ventured into Chilean or Fillipino cuisine so am eager to have someone hold my hand for this one!
I moved to Sydney from Adelaide in November and would like to discover new places and foods. Plus, I know someone from Fairfield. He says the place is a back water, so I would like to prove him wrong.
You would love Fairfield 🙂
I have lived in the sydney south west (st johns park) all my life but have never been exposed to cuisines such as chilean, afghan, iraqi and even filipino food. Would love to be able to experience other cuisines, after all we are a multicultural country.
So you’re going to La Paula for desserts? I usually go there for the lomitos and wash it down with a mote con huesillo. They also have tamales and empanadas! Also looks like they have a new variation of the torta de tres leches last week.
Hello Thang, I’m a teen foodblogger, and I’ve never seen Fairfield as the beautiful suburb with splendid food culture before; for me it was a suburb for high-school tutoring. Now that I’m a 1st yr, I’d love to change my perspective of Fairfield, and your tour will definitely help me! 🙂
I would love to come along on your #fairfieldfeast tour for the following three (excellent) reasons:
1. You, sir, are a subject matter expert. On food, on culture, on Western Sydney. Also, an ace host and an entertaining one to boot. I couldn’t ask for a better guide.
2. Fairfield is an excellent place to explore different foods, and different cultures, but I don’t get out there enough.
3. La Paula alone could justify this tour. Dulce de leche. Chacarero. Brazo de Reina. Todo de mis suenos.
Please pick me!
That’s pretty persuasive.. appealing to my EGO!
I won’t lie, not blogging yet. But I may, I just want to come along.
I like to eat out in suburbs other then mine which is Newtown.
Have a happy day.
I run a social media group via Facebook and always promote good food and great locations for locals to try and enjoy.
I’m a personal blogger and cover food and restaurants on my blog given my love for food. I work in the Fairfield LGA and am constantly looking for new cuisines and places to try. While I love the Thai and Laotian places I think it’s time for me to find out more of what Fairfield has to offer. Please pick me!!
I am in a continuous path of expanding my cooking repertoire and skills. Skills that I use to cook and share food with family and friends. Food tours such as this would facilitate me with an intimate educational experience that I could use to further my cooking knowledge and skills. I would also love to assist in promoting Fairfield as an amazing culinary destination. Also, my expertise in Filipino would be of some assistance to shed some extra light on the Filipino food part off this tour.
Sounds tempting, would be good to get an expert on Filipino food for the tour.
Wow, what an itinerary! I have to admit I’ve never eaten Afghan or Iraqi food but I’m oh-so-curious to try it and see which Leb chicken place tops your list. I love trying new things and working across south west Sydney I am always promoting the amazing people – help me promote the amazing food!
Around the world in one (delicious) suburb – who wouldn’t be tempted by such a tasting tour (or try their luck in the comments section!)? The lottery of flavours alone would be a thrill and a treat, and getting to know the people behind the menus, even more so.
I’d be THRILLED to join you on this tour. As a Fairfield gal – born and bred – some of these haunts I have dined at. Some I have not. In any case, I will be bragging, blogging, and blabbing about the area post-event. Fairfield is in my blood, and always will be. Well done on highlighting this absolute gem of a district x
Thanks Josie, great chance to meet the people behind them.
I love all things local, and what better way to explore a new place & try new foods than with a local expert & guide? Fairfield has been on my list of places to visit since I moved to Sydney. Plus, I’m fun, enthusiastic and up for just about anything! So, pick me! We’ll have a blast!
Disclaimer: I don’t know where Fairfield is.
Yes. I know. Really sad. Not that I didn’t want to visit Fairfield. I just didn’t have a good reason. Until now.
I don’t mind traveling for good food. Actually, I love it. Inspired by Thang’s post, visited Cabramatta and fell in love with it. Now it’s time to put Fairfield in my Sydney map, following the footsteps of Mr Thang!
It would be also a good excursion helping me to check out the restaurants for potential Social Dinner Club events!
Thang! You’re so generous with your time as always. I’ve heard so much about Fairfield and it’s multicultural foodie gems (mostly from you mind you) that I would LOVE to visit and be shown first hand where all the great stuff is hiding. It’s so close to home yet I’ve never gotten myself there. I think a lot of times it’s great to explore a new suburb on your own, but often it’s even better to be guided by someone who knows it best. I’ve got my stretchy eating dress all ready to go so PICK ME!
Honestly, I don’t believe I have ever been to Fairfield. I would love to explore this multi-cultural area from a local expert. Your itinerary looks fascinating! I didn’t even know the first Iranian restaurant is in Fairfield. Thank you for organising this and thank you for putting it on the food map!
Oops – typo! 🙁 – I meant to type Iraqi restaurant and it came out Iranian restaurant. My bad..
Sydney’s diversity is best represented by its food and behind these are the stories brought to our shores (and our tables) by each culture. I love exploring our multiculturalism and to be a part of this feast enjoying its flavours, listening and sharing my stories too. Fairfield, my Multicultural Hub.
I was lucky enough to be a part of the cabramatta crawl I brought my family there the next weekend. A Fairfield Feast will work a treat! I’d love to join you again Thang! xx