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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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Published November 2nd 2012
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Indian Spice on Market street


I love to explore places and it doesn't really matter whether I am in Adelaide, my local neighbourhood or in London. I always find things to catch my eye, drawing me into obscure and unusual shops, gazing at weird buildings, or admiring colourful street art with its surreal designs and hidden messages.

A recent article about Laneways in Adelaide triggered memories for me of a discovery I made a couple of months ago. While wandering the back streets of the South West corner I decided to go to the Central Market, and suddenly found myself in Little India - a place for all things Indian in Adelaide.

I was surrounded by a small group of colourful shops selling Indian goods - spices, music and videos, clothing and food. My nostrils were tantalised by the rich smell of cloves and other spices on the breeze, while traditional Indian music filtered distinctly from one of the shops. Brightly coloured clothing fluttered like red rags to a bull.

The cluster of Indian shops in Market Street was almost a mirror of Chinatown on Moonta St, and struck me as something that would be great for Adelaide. We need more niche clusters of shops, like Rundle Street once was for electronic and scientific goods near Synagogue Place.

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India Fashions - Now Closed


Unfortunately it seems the Indian Fashion shop is now closed, but the Maya Masala Indian Restaurant and Indian Spices & Bollywood Entertainment still bring enjoyment to those who want to experience Indian in Adelaide.

Like many similar Adelaide restaurants, Maya Masala also offers Indian takeaway so if you want a change from your local Indian Restaurant then give them a try.

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Maya Masala, an Adelaide restaurant specialising in Indian Cuisine


Who knows, with enough custom our local Little India may yet rival Chinatown. Take a look and see what you think.

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Why? Experience the exotica of India
Where: Market St, Adelaide
Your Comment
Dave you amaze me. How you manage to write on a topic that I would find difficult to start with and intertwine a gazillion related links into it takes some pretty fine skill.
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1596) 2179 days ago
Such a quaint little cultural find. Your observation and obvious love of a previous Adelaide, and hope for a renewed and more interesting and diverse Adelaide, shines ever through. Viva La Adelaide! Let the culturally diverse version through and nurture it, all.
by curiouser&curiouser (score: 2|526) 2178 days ago
Sydney girl, at heart, but believe in making the most of, or making a 'home' wherever you are. Enthusiasm may be my middle name, too.
by curiouser&curiouser (score: 2|526) 2176 days ago
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