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But one thing that always does the trick? Noodles.
Slimy, slurpable, cheap-as-chips noodles. I’ll eat
them in heaping bowls of pho, in sticky pad Thai, in
Vietnamese salads, in market laksa. Just don’t ask
me to make them. I’m hopeless.
This autumn’s successful Night Noodle Markets
and the recent arrival of Lucky Chan’s Laundry +
Noodlebar (the late-night ramen den’s Umami
Monster is featured on the cover) prove that noodles
are having a bit of a moment in Perth. So where
can you find the best in town? So glad you asked.
Self-proclaimed “noodle detective” Max Veenhuyzen
ate his way through hawkers markets, food courts,
holes-in-the-wall and fancy fusion restaurants alike to
find the city’s greatest noodle dishes (p38).
Noodles aren’t all that’s luring Western Australians
outdoors: turns out Perth has a secret side. Our
main feature, Hidden Perth (p32), explores the city’s
best secret concerts, hard-to-find laneways, pop-up
restaurants, exclusive dining societies and password-
protected bars. Who knew Perth was so mysterious?
Speaking of mysteries, there’s no telling how you’ll
manage to take in all that’s on this winter.
You can get an earful of indie sounds at Freo’s
winter-long Hidden Treasures festival (p42), satisfy
your inner cinephile at the Revelation Perth
International Film Festival, which triple J calls “one
of the best, if not the best film festival on Australia’s
cultural landscape” (p50), frock up for fashion-forward
STYLEAID (p53), get dirty at adventure races like Run
a Muck, Miss Muddy Perth and South West Mudfest
(p56), spend the weekend laughing at Rottofest (p58)
or take the littlies to see Disney on Ice (p72). Provided
you can stomach all the merriment, that is.
Aside from filling your social calendar, we chat
with some pretty fascinating Perth people this
edition. RTRfm’s Renee Pole, musician and booker
Josh Cutler, and Andrew Ryan from Cool Perth
Nights debate whether Perth’s live music scene really
is under threat, what with the recent closures of
Devilles and The Bakery (p26). Super-fit (and super-
smokin’) personal trainer Steph Pacca gives her tips
for keeping the winter bulge at bay (p54). And street
artist Jerome Davenport tells us how Perth Guide
helped his love life (p24). Happy reading!
Call me a cliché, but it takes a lot to get me out
of the house in winter. That I think “But it’s cold
outside” is a passable excuse, in what is one of
the mildest winters of any capital city in Australia,
is a joke. I’m from Seattle, for chrissakes. There are
glaciers a mere two-hour drive from where I grew up.
Nothing warms up a winter’s
night like a boogie to
awesome live music. This
year’s Fremantle Winter
Music Festival includes 25
local acts across six stages,
each hosting a particular
The troupe’s body-bending
and belief-suspending antics
will have you dreaming
of running away with the
circus. Page 49
Whether you’re a die-hard
Buddhist or a zen virgin,
one thing’s for certain:
you’ll leave this talk by
His Holiness entirely
enlightened. After a sell-out
tour in 2011, the modern
messiah of spiritual wisdom
is back to share his insights
into the art of giving and
receiving. Page 61
Caleb Davenport, photographer
Any surprises photographing the people of
Northbridge for this edition’s Word on the Street?
I discovered that there are plenty of cool and
interesting bars and cafes in Northbridge that I
definitely need to check out – I had no idea they
Josh Cutler, writer
So, you’re pretty much Perth Guide’s favourite
person. You’ve graced the cover (edition 11),
penned a genius list of Perth-themed pick-up
lines (edition 9) and for this edition you wrote
about music... I love that I get to talk about
music and make jokes for a legitimate reason!
My fave assignment would have to be writing
the Perth-themed pickup lines, but being a hot
beach cover-model and interviewing Ness from
Jebediah were pretty awesome, too.
You photographed North Perth for this
edition’s Locals Love. Are you a fan of
the suburb? I had the best time on this
shoot! North Perth is just a Mecca
for great local hospitality, WA-crafted
goods, great food and coffee, and
a really great vibe. But let me warn
you: a window-shop could end in serious
credit-card damage. I should know!
musical genre. No need to
brave the cold by hopping
from one venue to the next.
Winning! Page 42
The world-famous Cirque du
Soleil is back in Perth, with
a new show that explores
human evolution from our
amphibian roots to our
ultimate aspiration for flight.
Hidden Sound concerts
(photography Jarrad Seng).
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