Hello friends! I’ve been quiet on the blog over the past week because I was visiting Adelaide in South Australia. The weather was crazy with two days over 40 degrees followed by two days of rain and even a bit of flash flooding, changing my view of the city from RADelaide to BADelaide. I’ll be sharing posts with some of my travel eats over the coming weeks – until then here are some snaps I took during my stay.
It was my second visit to Adelaide and I think it a pretty city, not just for the beautiful architecture but also for the unexpected art. Every day I was taken to a concrete forest as I walked under a bridge at City West on North Terrace. On the other side of the road is a section for commuters to park their motorbikes and the wall is covered with freshly painted graffiti.
There are some cool art pieces in Rundle Mall including these life-sized bronze pigs, named Truffles and Horatio. There was also a bigger pig, up on his hind legs, ruffling his snout through the rubbish bin.
I had a lunch in the food court of the Renaissance Arcade (off Pulteney Street) at the Vegetarian Garden. I asked the server for her recommendation she suggested the vegetarian Hainanese rice. In hindsight I wish I had tried the laksa! The menu states that they don’t use any animal products, alcohol, garlic or onion. I was pretty pleased to come across a vegetarian eatery without even looking.
I took a stroll one night to Chinatown on Gougher Street and had a solo dinner at Wah King. The salt and pepper eggplant was one of the best I’ve ever had – thick, lightly battered fingers with a good hit of seasoning. The vegetarian fried rice was light and full of crunchy veg including snow peas, celery, cabbage and carrot.
Walking back to the hotel after dinner with friends I passed the railway station, in a brilliant hue of red. The lighting may have been temporary, in preparation for the Adelaide Fringe but it sure did look impressive.
Thanks Adelaide, I had a blast. I’m looking forward to coming back to experience more of your great food and art.
What are the things that inspire you when visiting a different city?