Pulp Kitchen

Eating Out : Pulp Kitchen, Palmerston NT

Pulp Kitchen

After a successful morning of op shopping, our tummies were grumbling so we made our way to Pulp Kitchen in Palmerston for a feed.  We had driven past this place a few times and really liked their image.  Following their play on the Pulp Fiction theme, they have Jules and Vincent stenciled on the walls inside and outside of the building holding ketchup and mustard guns.  It gives the place a trendy look, and was one of the reasons why we wanted to try the place out.

 

Inside, there’s a huge open kitchen with heaps of staff and there’s plenty of seating inside and out.  The menu consists mainly of burgers and breakfast, but you can also get fish and chips, gyros and milkshakes.

 

We started off by ordering coffee.  Dave’s macchiato was strong, smooth and chocolaty and a little bit of sugar really set it off.  It had just the right amount of milk but was served so hot that Dave had to let it sit before he could drink it.  Juz’s Soy Latte was weak and the foam was really bubbly.  It wasn’t impressive at all and her expectations for the food plummeted.

 

 

Dave got the Ahhh-Yummm Burger, which consisted of slow cooked beef, coleslaw, Swiss cheese and pickles on a fresh focaccia bun.  The beef was super sweet and tasted great but was so juicy that the bottom bun got soggy so Dave left it on his plate – well, it wasn’t really a plate, it was served in a cardboard tray.  Regardless of the crockery and sogginess, Juz felt a little pang of food envy.

 

We got some chips to share and they were also served in a cardboard tray but this was apt.  The chips were well cooked and seasoned with chicken salt.  We tried to add a bit more salt but the shaker’s contents had fused from the humidity and nothing would come out.

 

Juz’s Eggs Benedict was awesome.  A big slice of toasted bread topped with juicy ham-off-the-bone, two perfectly poached eggs and tonnes of smooth, creamy hollandaise sauce with just the right amount of tang.  Everything was delicious and the plate was almost clean when she finished.

 

We didn’t quite know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised with the quality and value of Pulp Kitchen.  The staff genuinely want to please customers and produce great food and drinks. If we’re in Palmerston during breakfast or second breakfast time again, we will definitely visit Pulp Kitchen again.
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Palmerston Markets

Experience : Darwin Markets

Darwin is hardcore market central during the Dry Season.  Between Thursday and Sunday, there are about 5 or 6 different markets that you can go to, and each offers something a little different.  A few stay open during the Wet Season so you can still get your cheap vegetables and noodle soups throughout the year.

 

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Thursday & Sunday nights from 4pm – Dry Season only

By far the most popular market in Darwin, the Mindil Beach Markets has more than 60 food stalls serving food from more than 20 different countries and about 200 art and craft stalls. It runs from May until October at Mindil Beach, Darwin.

 

 

Browse through the colourful clothes, beautiful jewellery or head over to the whip stall for a crack.  Grab a delicious laksa, tub of delicious crispy chicken or a woodfire pizza – some of our favourite meals have been at Mindil, including a pork hock covered in crackling.  While you eat, check out one of the live performances or join hundreds of other people on the beach to watch the magnificent sunset (FYI – the sunset is also amazing on other days of the week).

 

At the end of the season, they have a big Mindil Market with extra stalls, extra performances, and fireworks on the beach.

 

 

Nightcliff Markets

Sunday 8am – 2pm all year round

These colourful markets began in 1996 and is a great place for a relaxed weekend breakfast and browse. Listen to local musicians and tire the kids out on the playground while you munch on a sticky pork skewer.

 

Parap Market

Saturday 8am – 2pm all year round

A local shopkeepers started these market in 1982 and it’s one of the few markets that run during the Wet Season as well.  All the regular stalls are there – arts and crafts, exotic food and juice bars.

 

 

Rapid Creek Markets and Monsoon Markets

Thursdays from 5pm during the Wet, Sunday 8am – 2pm all year round

Darwin’s oldest market, it hass been running since the late 1970s. It runs all year round and is a great place to pick up some Asian produce and treats, soups and juices, and a massage.  Nok’s Thai Massage is the ultimate treat – and they’re open throughout the week.

 

Coolalinga Rural Markets

Saturdays 8am – 1pm all year round

Since the late 1980s, these markets run on Saturday from 8am to 1pm all year round.  We think of it as the cowboy market because of the crowd that is usually there, and you can buy food, crafts, plants, pets and live poultry.

 

PALMERSTON MARKETS

Friday nights from 5pm – Dry Season only

These markets began in the mid-1980s and runs from April to October.   There are over 200 stalls, most are the regulars that circulate all the markets, but the food tends to be a little cheaper. Grab some sweet rice or a spiral spud!

 

 

It’s really busy with lots of families and kids running around.  There is also a massive grassed area for entertainment.  Sometimes there’s a clown to get the kids jumping around, an acoustic act or dance lessons.  At sunset, the lorikeets come out and make a racket but it’s a great sight.

 

Palmerston Markets

 

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets