Newcastle Hunter Valley

My Souk Drawer

Adding a bit of spice to Newcastle's Hunter St Mall

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This is the place to be if you need a little more spice in your life
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My Souk Drawer
What do socks and spices have in common? Nothing of course except, that is, if you’re Chris Sim who decided to open his Hunter Street Mall spice emporium and call it My Souk Drawer.

On telling friends of his new venture there was a little confusion as to why Chris would want to open a shop full of socks. Whilst that may have been an easy mistake to make, what’s not so easy to mistake are the aromatic smells that now fill the Hunter St mall on a daily basis.
Chris said that he wanted to create a shop that was just like a ‘market place in a drawer’, which explains the name.
My Souk Drawer
Entering My Souk Drawer you are confronted with row after row of spice buckets and display cases that hold a vast array of your typical curries, salts & peppers. Scattered amongst these are the blended varieties such as the Ras-el-Hanout a Morrocan spicy twist of rich sweet flavours that perfectly accompanies pretty much any dish. Chris is also a keen cook and is more than happy to pass on his spice knowledge and recipe favourites.
My Souk Drawer
Once you’ve perused the more than 70 different spicy flavours you’ll also notice that there’s more to My Souk Drawer than just spices. Sprinkled throughout is a variety of baking ingredients, nuts, confectionery, books, bags, aprons and yes socks!

My Souk Drawer

Chris has a quirky sense of humor and recognised the irony of the stores name deciding to have a little fun with it. Not prepared to comprise on quality, even with his socks, Chris has sourced two brands Sweet Marcel and Tabbisocks both of which are better described as being wearable art or high quality legwear and both come in colours that will fit your every mood.
My Souk Drawer is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to enhance your cooking repertoire and quite simply add some spice to your life!
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Location:
Shop 102, 152-160 Hunter St
Newcastle 2300
Contact:
(02) 4925 3540
mysoukdrawer.askme@gmail.com
Website:
facebook.com/MySoukDrawer
Hours:
Mon 11am-5pm
Tue 9am-5pm
Wed 9am-5pm
Thu 9am-6pm
Fri 9am-5:30pm
Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 10am-2pm
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