Three of my all time favourite things in the world are drive-in movies, circus' (not the animal kind) and carnivals! There's just something about to smell of popcorn and cotton candy mixed with the flashing lights and the sound of people screaming in excited terror that makes me so happy.. that sounded odd.
Anyway, I hadn't been to The Royal Melbourne Show in years, but last year Mrannabell and I decided to go with Mummabell and it completely refuelled my love for the show, for a whole new reason.. FOOD STALLS! So this year I dragged MummaB and my brother for a Royal Show food safari knowing full well our greek stomachs could handle what I had planned, and boy did we eat!
First stop - Mr Miyagi
We got to the show at around 2:30pm on Saturday, which meant by the time we got there most of Mr Miyagi's famous Nori Tacos were sold out. Somehow we still managed to get our hands on a Spider Crab Nori Taco, some Pork Belly Boa buns and fried chicken with kewpie mayo. If you haven't already been to Mr Miyagi on Chapel Street, I highly recommend you make it your next food stop!
Second Stop - Luxbite
Mum and I are a little MasterChef obsessed, well cooking show/cooking obsessed in general, and have always wanted to try the Lolly Bag Cake that was featured on MasterChef by Luxbite. Lucky for us they had plenty! We also got a caramel slice cake, a lemon meringue and a fudge brownie because, why not? The Lolly Bag cake was interesting, it was literally like shoving one of every classic lolly in your mouth at the same time.. my kind of cake!
Third Stop - St Gerry's
I first experienced St Gerry's earlier this year at the Berwick Food Truck Carnival and became obsessed with their modern spin on traditional greek donuts. They have a number of desserts to choose from so track them down at their next location and try some, you won't be sorry! We opted for a mix of traditional and modern with honey & cinnamon mixed with salted caramel popcorn. We ate them so fast my brother and I both burnt our tongues. Sign of good food right?
Fourth Stop - All Day Donuts
At last years Royal Show I introduced MummaB to All Day Donuts, we have since gone to their Brunswick store to sample more of their donuts and then she requested we stop to pick some up at this years Show.. I think my obsession with All Day Donuts has rubbed off on her! Again, due to the late hour of our arrival, most of the classic flavours were sold out, but we were more than happy with the selection we ended up with. Chocolate Crackle, Chocolate & Jam, Vovo.
Fifth (and final) Stop - Royale Brothers
As if we hadn't eaten enough already, we just had to stop by Royale Brothers on the way out for a cheeky dinner burger. We all got the classic Royale With Cheese (no chips, we were trying to be sensible) and let me just say, they were the perfect end to a perfect day of food and show fun! Royale Brothers in Brighton is my "local", its not reallllly my closest, but its one of my favourite quick and easy tasty burger joints that is always good.
And of coarse, it would not be a trip to The Royal Melbourne Show without walking through the worlds longest moving line for showbags! Number One on my list, always - Diamond Bertie Beetle Bag (50 Bertie Beetles for $15, SOLD!)
We may not have been there for very long and we may have missed a few attractions, but I'd say it was another successful year at The Royal Melbourne Show. Can't wait for next year!