Le Souk, Adelaide

I love a friend that takes me to a place I’ve never heard of – these guys are the keepers ;) G brought us to Le Souk, an Algerian store in the heart of the Adelaide Central Markets. Seated on a bar stool the friendly owner came offering some dates and popping up to give us advice on how to eat the food – talk about good service.

le souk adelaide central marketCouscous

Merguez Couscous – Le Souk spicy Merguez sausages, chickpeas, peas, carrot, onion, garlic in Ras el Hanout and Sumac sauce ($14.50)

Chakchouka came in a large and small size but the large was about the size of my head. Small size please. Flavoursome spice filled broth was absorbed into minced beef with a poached egg hidden within. Served with crunchy fresh bread and a side of firey red Le Souk special spice blend that had a tasty chilli hit. What a steal at only $9.90 :)

Chakchouka

Chakchouka (small $9.90)

Merguez spicy sausage

Merguez spicy sausage – Merguez sausage, eggs, spinach and musrooms ($14.90)

We also ordered a pot of mint tea that was made from real ingredients – no tea bags or tea leaves for this pot. A vibrant green flash of fresh mint leaves popped in that resulted in such a refreshing tea with some added sweetness from the roasted pine nuts.

mint tea

Mint Tea ($8 for two but we asked if it could be for 3 – around $11)

[Update 22/2/15] I went back for a visit and decided to try the couscous after seeing how good it looked the first time. Couscous was done perfectly as these were pillowy but soft – I’m guessing they cooked it in some stock to make such a flavourful taste. Served with tender slow cooked lamb and soft steamed-like chickpeas, peas and carrot but what really tied all this together were the spices used.

Lamb Couscous Le Souk

Lamb Couscous ($14.50)

An affordable meal that satisfies the cravings and an excuse to try something different :)

Food: 3.5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Atmosphere: 3/5

 

Le Souk 

Address:

Stall 10 in the Adelaide Central Markets

44-60 Gouger St

Adelaide SA 5000

Phone:

0455 290 325 or 0477 023 955

6 comments for “Le Souk, Adelaide

  1. November 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Hehe you definitely want to keep friends like that! :D

  2. November 30, 2014 at 1:16 am

    That cous cous looks so hearty and I love that teapot! Moroccan tea is so refreshing isn’t it!

    • December 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      I love the tea pot too – so fancy and I haven’t tasted a tea made like this before :)

  3. December 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Affordable indeed! Without any form of smoke in your photos, I thought I could smell the flavours of each dish, especially the Chakchouka broth. Mmm…Flavourful!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

    • December 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      haha wow epic senses but it did smell mighty tasty before I ate it :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!