Booza, Salt Meats Cheese, Sami’s Kitchen & More Taste of Sydney Exhibitors 2013

Aside from tasting dishes from some of the best Sydney restaurants and keeping hydrated at the various bars at Taste of Sydney, there were other exhibitors to visit and discover their offerings.

Salt Meats Cheese

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Salt Meats Cheese

Salt Meats Cheese, Alexandria’s foodie hotspot which opened to the public in June 2012, showcased a delicious selection of cheeses, cured meats and condiments.

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Cheese and Meat Plates

Think buffalo mozzarella, truffle salami, jamon Serrano and Carasau, thin bread from Sardinia with a glass of wine to enjoy at Taste of Sydney.

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A visit to the Salt Meats Cheese store is a must where they launched a meat room in December 2012 with a Himalayan pink salt bar. Delizioso!

Huon Aquaculture at Tasmanian Pavillion

The Tasmanian Pavilion was a foodie’s haven with offerings of wine, whisky, beer and seafood among other produce.

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Chef Daniel of Fork’n Knife with Huon Salmon

Huon Aquaculture produces quality salmon reared in pristine waters of the Huon region using sustainable practices.

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Chef Daniel of Fork’n Knife

Cooking demonstrations by Chef Daniel of Fork’n Knife were popular among visitors where he showed the ease with which to use salmon in everyday dishes.

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Huon salmon with za’atar

Whether it’s pan frying it and finishing it with za’atar spice mix from Sami’s Kitchen, or crumbling the hot smoked salmon over pasta with heirloom tomatoes, the fish is delicious and retains its fresh flavour.

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Huon salmon with pasta and heirloom tomatoes

The Huon salmon range includes hot and cold smoked salmon, favadlax, salmon caviar and gourmet dips.


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Pounding mastic ice cream

Booza pops, specifically prepared for Taste of Sydney were a big hit at the Booza stall serving stretchy mastic ice cream from the Levant.

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Booza Pops

Each flavour dipped in premium Zokoko chocolate was a taste sensation. A selection of Pistachio and chocolate, Turkish delight chocolate and coconut, Chocolate and cinnamon with hazelnut and sweet sesame Halawa with chocolate and roasted pistachios made it difficult to choose.

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Gilbert & Tedy from Booza

For the good news, the team behind Booza are planning to make these Mastic Ice Cream Pops available soon.

Malaysia Kitchen

Malaysia Kitchen kicked off on opening night with colourful dancers and a cooking demonstration by Poh Ling Yeow.

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Poh Ling Yeow

Poh demonstrated how simple it is to cook Malaysian fare at home by preparing Hokkien noodles.

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Hokkien noodles

The Malaysia Kitchen pop-up also included a menu from Ipoh on York and Jackie M.

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Jackie M with Poh

Sami’s Kitchen

At Sami’s Kitchen, you followed your senses as the aroma of the spices lured you to their popular stand.

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L-R: Hayssam Bejjani, Claire Mukhi, Amina Elshafei, Sami Bejjani

Offering a range of premium spice blends, the company was founded 3.5 years ago by brothers Sami and Hayssam Bejjani. Their ethos is to take the essence and flavour of Middle-Eastern spices and make it easy for people to use at home.
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Amina Elshafei

Amina Elshafei was at the stand offering tastings of her special spice mix for falafel, all ready to go. All you need is to shape it, fry it and enjoy.

Simon Johnson

It was Simon Johnson’s first venture at Taste of Sydney and the stand proved very popular.

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Simon Johnson Stand

The renowned food purveyor offered tasting of Aphrodite Haloumi cheese from Cyprus, made of sheep and goats milk. Other cheeses and condiments were available for sale as well as the delectable Venchi chocolate Easter eggs.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

Coming up in Taste of Sydney 2013 series:
Best in Taste Awards
Taste of Sydney: Chefs, Restaurants & Taste Menu
Taste of Sydney: Bars, Cocktails and Spirits
Sake and Champagne Masterclass with Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine
Wine Tasting with Exclusive Vines and Pizzini Wines
Photo Gallery on the Gourmantic Facebook page


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.