Lovers of dumplings, bao and Asian street food rejoice. Sydney’s favourite Night Noodle Market returns to Hyde Park for eight jam-packed days.
Yes folks, it’s that time of year again. With daylight savings on the horizon and the mercury heating up, foodies across the city are preparing their stomachs for one of the highlights of Sydney’s culinary calendar. As part of Good Food Month, Sydney Night Noodle Markets returns this October for its final year in Hyde Park (with a new larger location set to be announced in 2020).
From October 11th to 18th the markets will be serving up a sizzling selection of Asian street food dishes from the likes of Bao Brothers, Bangkok Street Food, Chinese Dim Sum King, Biang Biang Noodles and Donut Papi, just to name a few. With so much on offer this year, we thought we’d give you a helping hand. Keep reading to discover our top dishes to try plus what entertainment to look out for at the 2019 Sydney Night Noodle Market.
Introducing Night Poodle Markets
Dog lovers (and owners), listen up. If you thought the Night Noodle Markets couldn’t get any better, we’ve got good news for you. On Saturday, October 12th foodies will be able to bring their four-legged friends along to the Night Poodle Markets. For one night only, pooches, friends and family can get their Asian street food fix together, all while supporting a good cause with all proceeds going to RSPCA NSW. Want to really show the love? Every dog that registers and donates online beforehand will receive an exclusive dog treat from local gourmet doggie bakery, BARKery. To register and donate online click here.
Wonderbao’s Korean Chicken Gua Bao
There’s nothing as satisfying as biting into a soft pillow-ey bao bun. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s a must-try dish at every Night Noodle Market. And this year, you won’t be disappointed with the selection on offer. Direct from the streets of Melbourne, Wonderbao’s stall is set to draw big queues of hungry diners at this year’s festival. Renowned for their traditional freshly-streamed buns, the team will be serving up a host of flavours to suit all tastes. From Fried Tofu to Roast Pork Belly, you won’t want to walk away without order their Korean Chicken Gua Bao.
Poklol x Puffle’s Cheeseburger Puffle
You’ll be forgiven for being confused by this next inclusion. But trust us on this one. Meet Puffles, the Insta-worthy, waffle-inspired fluffy pockets of delicious nosh that come loaded with ingredients and flavours from across the globe. Make sure to grab a bite of their Cheeseburger Puffle, packed with a beef patty, melted cheese, pickles and drizzled with a dazzling concoction of kewpie mayo, mustard and ketchup.
Shallot Thai’s Crackling Pork Noodles
When it comes to noodles, we believe in embracing their messy, mouth-watering glory. They’re the ultimate street food favourite, made to be enjoyed alfresco with chopsticks and tinnie in hand. So, where should you try this year? Head straight to Shallot Thai’s stall and grab yourself a serve of their showstopping Crackling Pork Noodles. Yes, you heard us right. Chow down on crispy, crunchy pieces of perfectly prepared crackling set atop a bed of noodle goodness.
Gelato Messina’s ‘Eye of the Thai-ger’
No Night Noodle Market would be complete with a decadent dessert from the Messina crew. And in 2019, they’ve taken things up a notch. This year, they’ll be serving up their new tropical Thai-inspire range with a series of out-of-the-box flavours to delight diner’s tastebuds. Expect everything from their ‘Phuket Bucket’ (featuring deep-fried banana fritters, caramalised palm sugar banana gelato plus coconut and lime Chantilly with peanut crumble) to their ‘Coco Phangan’, a refreshing mix of Mango sorbet served on coconut sticky rice with salted coconut sauce and toasted coconut flakes. Our pick of the bunch? Head straight for their ‘Eye of the Thai-ger’ flavour, made with condensed milk pudding, lychee and sala shaved ice, lychee gelato and rainbow jellies.
The Sydney Night Noodle Markets will take place at Hyde Park from October 11th to 18th. To view the full program and find out more, click here.