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I wrote recently about the opening of Melboune's newest market the Batman Market in Coburg. At that stage it was pre-writing as I hadn't yet been. It was really just alerting people to the fact that an exciting new market was coming their way.
So I went along to the opening and was pleasantly surprised. This market was much more active than I had imagined. The buzz had got out there through WeekendNotes plus other places.
You can get to this market so many ways especially given that it is right next to Batman Station (on the Upfield Line.) I drove but didn't have any problem parking with plenty of spaces in surrounding streets.
The guys from Overdosa were serving up Indian street food at their vibrant yellow stand. Their dosas are spectacular. A dosa is an Indian savoury crepe made from ground rice and lentil batter and then filled with great fillings such as potato masala, smoky eggplant with peas, and spicy tamarind pumpkin.
There was Mexican fare such as tortillas filled with Frijoles Negros (Black Bean), Frijoles Refritos (Refried Bean) and Margarita style fillings to create mouth watering quesadilla.
Seņor BBQ was also on hand with this Argentinian bbq food.
Pamir Kebab from the northern part of China (sold by Chinese people from the northern part of Xin Jiang - and so they have the appearance of being Russian but speak fluent Chinese, and sell Chinese kebabs -an unusual fChinese food).
You'll a can also find mutton skewers from the Southern region of Italy, Abruzzo, by Grill on Stick L'Arrosticini and the ever popular Gozleme. A new van coming up for the next market is Little Mushroom Co a solar powered food truck that makes a mean mushroom burger.
On the inaugural weekend it was hard (although not impossible) to find a place to sit down to eat but since then the organisers have added lots more seating areas.
There is also lots of kooky stuff to buy. This is going to be a great market for sourcing unusual Christmas presents.
There were Raleigh Made terrariums, Made by Nature candles, For the Love of Vintage accessories, the Humble Bundle florist, Impala & Peacock tea,
At the time of writing there is no ATM but they are working on getting one installed.