Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Statements by Members
Darwin International Laksa Festival
As I flew down here to the nation's capital from Darwin, in Darwin the winners of the Darwin International Laksa Festival were being announced. I want to thank all the incredible eateries in Darwin that participated and thank everyone for all the innovation that also went on with laksas—everything from laksa sausages, laksa ice cream and laksa chocolate. I want to thank everyone—all the Territorians who supported this and the wonderful local businesses that went into the competition and put their best laksa forward. Anyone who loves laksa is a winner, in my eyes. The winner of the judge's choice laksa, however, went to Chok's Place. Well done for winning that one. The people's choice went to the Asian Pot restaurant. Well done to them. Cold Rock laksa ice cream won the inspired choice award, with Moorish Cafe's panna cotta winning the people's choice inspired award. Congratulations to all those who participated in a wonderful event, and I invite everyone to come to Darwin for next year's International Laksa Festival. In the time remaining, let me just say that laksas are wonderful. They're very tasty, and we have the best ones in the world in Darwin, so come up!