Bringing unique flavours to Hobart

During May 2018, MRC Tas held three market stalls and a showcase event to test the viability of a Food Social Enterprise.

MRC Tas supported local migrants to sell their traditional cuisine at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market. Dishes on offer included:
  • Bolani, a potato, leek and chilli stuffed fried flatbread, which is as delicious as it sounds, and a perfect handheld market snack.
  • An Iranian specialty – Kuku in a sandwich made with Afghani bread. Kuku is a herb omelette made from a famous Persian herb blend containing coriander, parsley, leek and spring onion.
  • Syrian Street Food, including Lahma Baajin, a baked Syrian flatbread with spiced Tasmanian beef – kind of like a Syrian pizza, Kebeh – bulgur wheat and beef dumplings, Tabouleh – the famous middle eastern salad, and Baklava – a crispy sweet pastry.

The three stall days were a great success, all selling out by the early afternoon.

MRC Tas would like to thank everyone who came along to support the stalls. We’ve had a wonderful response from market customers and the wider Hobart community, who’ve helped us to promote the market stalls. We know you want to see more, and we hope to be back soon! A huge thanks must go to the Farm Gate Marketwho have been very supportive of the project.

We’d also like to thank these local food folk who have loaned us equipment for this project: Stuart Addison (Quartermasters: Catering, Festivals, Weddings), Chloe Proud (The Tasmanian Juice Press), Adam James (Rough Rice) and Shawn & Christo at Pacha Mama Burritos.

Showcase Event

MRC Tas also held a Social Food Enterprise Showcase event at the Glenorchy office. 20 VIPs were invited to sample and provide feedback on a variety of dishes. These included Bolani, Felafels, Kuku sliders, Lahma Baajin (mini spiced lamb breads) and Iraqi Dolma.

Among our special guests was The Hon. Jacquie Petrusma MP. who described the dishes as ‘absolutely delicious’.

Stay tuned for the next phase of the project!

For more information and to support this initiative, please call Scoutt on 03 6221 0999 or email

This program is supported by the Tasmanian Government, Department of State Growth.