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Mary Laksa's Festival


It’s safe to say that Mary is a Territory icon. If you’re visiting Darwin, most Top End locals will recommend you order a laksa from her food van at the Parap Markets. 

Locals queue up for a bowl of Mary’s laksa and her position as one of Darwin’s best laksas was confirmed at the 2020 Laksa Festival when she took home the People’s Choice Award. 

Mary has been dishing up laksa for more than 20 years and attributes her win to her commitment to using fresh ingredients and making everything from scratch. 

Local's secret: Mary has the uncanny ability to remember people's orders. Even if you've only ordered a couple of times, she's very good at recalling faces!