Spicy, salty and satisfying: A laksa festival is coming to Collingwood

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Spicy, salty and satisfying: A laksa festival is coming to Collingwood

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words by staff writer

Just what you need for a winter feed.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a celebration of flavours and fun at the inaugural YUMMO! Laksa Festival, happening on Sunday, 7 July, at Molly Rose Brewery in Collingwood.

This vibrant event promises to banish winter blues with a fusion of culinary delights, entertainment, and family-friendly activities.

YUMMO! Laksa Festival

  • Sunday, July 7
  • Free and family-friendly
  • Slurp up those spicy noodles

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The festival is a collaboration between the Darwin International Laksa Festival and Molly Rose Brewery, offering free entry to all attendees. Located at 279-285 Wellington St, Molly Rose Brewery provides the perfect backdrop for a day of indulgence and community spirit.

Highlighting the festival are renowned chefs like Jason from Chok’s Place, a recipient of the Darwin 2023 Hall of Fame, and Jason from CHOW!, the 2023 Golden Bowl Winner, who will be serving up their award-winning laksas for all to sample. Melbourne’s own culinary talent, including Chef Mischa Tropp of Toddy Shop and the innovative team at Molly Rose Brewery, will also showcase their unique interpretations of this beloved dish.

Guests can explore various stalls, participate in the exhilarating Can You Handle The Heat? laksa eating competition, or attend free cooking demonstrations by Chef Jason to master the art of preparing the perfect laksa paste.

For those looking to deepen their appreciation of laksa, the festival offers a unique opportunity to join a Laksa-Inspired Gin Masterclass. Led by Nic Sandery, founder and brewer of Molly Rose, participants can craft their personalized laksa-inspired gin to savour and take home, with tickets available for pre-sale.

Families are encouraged to attend, with plenty of activities to keep children entertained throughout the day. The festival’s atmosphere promises to be electric, blending Melbourne’s vibrant food scene with the rich cultural heritage of laksa.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary culinary adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned laksa lover or curious to explore new tastes, the YUMMO! Laksa Festival guarantees a day of discovery and enjoyment for everyone. Grab your free tickets, mark your calendar, and prepare to savour the flavours of summer at Melbourne’s newest food festival sensation.

To register your interest to the YUMMO! Laksa Festival, head here.