Must-eats at the 2019 National Multicultural Festival

Posted 13 Feb 2019

Story by Her Canberra

Take your taste buds on a world tour when the National Multicultural Festival takes over city walk from 15-17 February.

If you got a little overwhelmed last year or this is your first time, here’s a taste (sorry) of what to look forward to when it comes to edible treats.

Of course, there’s a lot more happening than just food and drink! Click here for information on performances, showcases and more.

Frencheese – Racelette Fondue Cheese

This French dish will make you give up all your healthy eating resolutions. Raclette is a semi-hard cheese that’s melted onto meat or veggies. The perfect indulgence for fromage lovers.

Super Bao – Bao

A soft and fluffy steamed bun that fits perfectly in your hand. Choose between slow braised pork belly, crispy fried chicken or crackling pork. Vegetarians won’t be disappointed with a choice between crispy tofu or mushroom.

Oranjefeest Canberra – Poffertjes Dutch Pancakes 

These mini Dutch pancakes are topped with your choice of condiment – think Nutella, lemon and sugar, maple syrup and more.

Pearls Gozleme – Gozleme

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A warm Turkish flatbread filled with spinach and feta or ground meat. In my opinion, nothing beats the combination of spinach and feta. It’s a festival staple and an easy option for walking around eating without getting your hands (too) dirty.

Australia Bhutan Association of Canberra – Momo 

Momos are Tibet’s version of a dumpling. Encased in the dumpling is either chicken, pork or a vegetable mix. Deliciously juicy and tender.

What The Pho? – Pho and Bahn Mi


What The Pho will be serving up classic Vietnamese food such as Banh Mi and Pho. Why change something that is already perfect? Get a taste of traditional Vietnamese street food.

Chillato – Gelato

The perfect treat for a warm summer night, we hear that Chillato even has waffle baskets and cookies to have your gelato with…

La Empanada – Empanadas


Empanadas are a flaky, doughy snack filled with classic Southern American flavours. The moreish fried pastry will go perfectly with the local beers on offer.

Greek Orthodoc Community and Church of Canberra and District Inc – Loukoumades

A classic Greek dish, Loukoumades are deep-fried balls of doughs which are then slathered with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. Need we say more?

The Spanish Australian Club of Canberra – Paelle

Take your tastebuds to Barcelona with Paella, the ultimate combination of taste and texture. A large pan (or paellera) is filled with rice, meats, seafood, vegetables and saffron, then slow cooked for a powerful flavour.

Local Craft Beer

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Local brew houses Bentspoke and Capital Brewing will be serving ice cold craft beers throughout the weekend to quench your thirst. With a range of beers to choose from, there’s a local brew to suit every taste.

Visit the National Multicultural Festival 15-17 Feb.


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