Most people have heard of the Footscray Market in Barkly St, but not too many have heard of the other market known as "Little Saigon". It's tucked away behind Barkly St, in Byron St.
It is a very apt name as it seems to be mainly Vietnamese that shop here.
This is a great place to wander around even if you do not intend to buy anything, although I'm sure you'll be tempted.
Fruit and vegetables are in plentiful supply. Also a very good selection of fish and meat.
This is our favourite Vietnamese restaurant in Footscray. I actually haven't been to many others but why would I when the food is so good at this one!
As with all the other restaurants in this area it doesn't look anything special, but the food more than makes up for the lack of decor.
There is a huge menu to choose from.
We really like their Rice Paper Rolls. There is a choice of prawn, pork or vegetable ones.
Our favourite main dish would have to be the Fried Squid in Salt. It is sooo yummy. This is one of the dearer dishes at only $13.
Prices are very reasonable.
Take away is available too.
We tried several dishes here and found most to be tasty and good value for the money. Other restaurants in the same Shopping Centre is just as tempting!
Favorite Dish: Broken Rice.
This market is the place to go to for great prices on fruit & veg as well as meat and fresh fish.
You will find lots of different fruit and veg here as this place is very popular with the local Vietnamese population.
If you're not sure what it is, make sure you ask. Sometimes their English is not very good, but lots of smiles help. You will probably be offered a sample anyway.
I was particularly impressed with the huge variety of fruit and veg. If you're looking for that special ingredient for your Asian cooking, look no further than here. If it's not here, it's not available.
There is also an asian supermarket in this small complex.
I often go here to buy my meat. It's always cheaper than my local butcher without compromising on quality.
These shoes were just inside the entrance to the market. My friend couldn't resist buying a pair for her grandaughter. In fact it was the red ones... front left!
The asking price was $24 but I bargained them down to $20! I don't know if they usually bargain in here, but It was worth a try.
Make sure you check out the fresh fish for sale. Huge variety and prices are very good.
My friend went to touch the crabs, not realising they were still alive, boy did she move in a hurry!! After that she wasn't keen to go too close to anything else.