Shak Shuka Shakes up the Palate


If you’ve never tasted authentic Moroccan food then there is no excuse not to order a dish like Moroccan Chicken Tajine from Shak Shuka.   shakshuka_chicken_tajine

You can seek them out all over the weekend at various farmers’ markets and if that’s not enough, Shak Shuka also provide a mobile catering service for any type of event and have just launched their new season’s menu. Included are the slightly spicy, very crunchy, Dukkah Crusted Shark Bay Prawns with harissa dip:


Tender Lamb Koftas with pomegranite molasses is also one of the canapes available to order and they are delicious:

foodie cravings was invited to the launch of Shak Shuka’s new seasonal catering menu held at Riki Kaspi’s The Cooking Professor premises.

Riki Kaspi is one of foodie cravings’ favourite chefs and she has passed her family recipe for the hugely popular Moroccan dish, Shak Shuka onto her son Elli. As an 11 year-old Elli began washing dishes in his parents’ restaurant. He moved into preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner with two other chefs before travelling the globe for 18 months with friends. When Riki closed the doors of her Moroccan restaurant for good, she says people constantly commented on how much they missed her Shak Shuka, so she decided to open a food stall. When Elli returned from his trip he happily took over the running of the food stall – on the proviso his mother didn’t ‘interrupt’. Although Riki boasts that she taught him everything he knows, with the assistance of Paul, his Business and Marketing Manager, Elli has moved the historically-based family recipe into a new era and Shak Shuka the business was born.


Riki also treated us to other tantalising canapes using her herbs and spices, such as chips with romesco sauce:

And her exquisite baba ganoush:

img_5879Followed by home-made churros!

We washed it all down with wines from Brash Vineyard, a very new winery situated in the Margaret River region. After only making wine for three years, three of their four wines have been awarded medals and trophies so are definitely a brand to look out for.

We finished up with dessert from ice cream & co. Not only is he a mobile caravan cart but he also caters for restaurants if asked. No need to wonder why with products like these sorbet bouche pops that have a thin crunchy chocolate shell on the outside and mango, lime or watermelon sorbet on the inside. Divine.

Not to mention lemon meringue tartlets:

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, you can also choose truffles, frozen yoghurt and much more.

As the weather finally warms up and you feel safe to venture outside, host an event and let Shak Shuka supply the food, ice cream & co the dessert and watch them work while you share a bottle of Brash!


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You’ll find Shak Shuka at Twilight Markets 4.30pm – 9.30pm and TGIF Hawkers Markets 5pm – 9pm on Friday nights, Subiaco Farmers’ Market on a Saturday 8am – 12pm, Maylands Night Market and South Beach Sunset Market on Saturdays 5pm – 9pm, South Fremantle Farmers Market Sunday 8am -12pm and the Inglewood Night Markets on Monday 6pm – 9pm.





Western Australia stockists – Cape Cellars, Dunsborough; Devine Cellars, Inglewood; Gangemi’s Fine Wine and Food, West Perth; LaVigna, Menora; Liquor Barons – Applecross, Busselton, Marmion & Wembley Downs and Paddington Fine Wines in Mt Hawthorn.

Bars with Brash Wine – The Dutch Trading Co, Vic Park and The Richardson Hotel, West Perth

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Disclaimer: foodie cravings was invited as a guest of Shak Shuka. 


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Tania Connolly is a freelance writer who has been published in a variety of magazines including Caravan World, Inside Football and Australian Family. Her passion is people and she loves listening to interesting stories. Summers on the beach and a great book are also favourites.

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