The Night Noodle Markets were just one week away.
But then Covid struck and half the country went into lockdown meaning members of the Night Noodle Market team got stuck interstate. But while Perth’s Night Noodle Markets had to be cancelled and Sydney’s and Melbourne’s have taken on a different format (theirs is being delivered into their homes), ours was rescheduled. We’ve got our fingers crossed that it doesn’t get postponed again, or worse.
Instead of popping up during Good Food Month and taking over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt as it has in previous editions, the Night Noodle Market’s will be in full swing over at City Botanic Gardens. But not this year.
We repeat: that’s Wednesday 22 September to Sunday 3 October.
We are excited for baos, rainbow dumplings, meats on sticks and, of course, noodles!
The lineup of vendors includes Hashtag Burgers and Waffles, Bangkok Street Food, Bao Brothers, Everyday Bao, Donburi Station, Hoy Pinoy, May’s Malaysian, Nodo Donuts, Raijin, Schilly, Shallot Thai, Steamed, Stone and Copper, Teppanyaki Noodles, Twistto/ Flying Noodles and Wokmaster.
Gelato Messina will also be in on the action to make us salivate, tantalise our taste buds and eat as much food as we possibly can on as many nights as we go. More than one, certainly. They’ll be serving up desserts, obviously, with an Asian twist. Expect to be tempted by HK French Toast (dulce de leche and peanut butter French toast with maple syrup gelato and condensed milk), Milo Fry Club (deep-fried milo gelato, Messinatella pudding and Oreo crumble topped with warm Messinatella); and Mango Pancakes (mango sorbet and vanilla chantilly wrapped in a mango crepe)
There is another minor adjustment to this year’s event but one that we should all be pretty unsurprised with by now. Festival-goers will this year be encouraged to register online before heading to the Night Noodle Markets. However, entry will still be free.