She's the iconic institution of Melbourne, representing the very essence of what makes the fresh food scene in Melbourne thriving and fabulous. Some of the market folks here have been doing business here for generations, upholding a very charming heritage and creating a very familiar family vibe. From fresh seafood and meat to artisan cheese and bread, the variety seems endless and that's why the Queen Victoria Market is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
I was looking out for vegetables that I don't normally get in Singapore such as silver beet, broccolini ( a cross between the kailan and broccoli which gives it a longer stem and smaller florets compared to broccoli ), fresh figs and tangelos. But what amused me were the cages of newly matured chickens, doves and quails, all ready of age to present fresh organic eggs. But what I remember most of Queen Victoria Market are the delicious fresh mussels, served according to how you like it done. With wine and parsley or with the signature lime and chilli sauce.