The Night Noodle Markets are returning to Sydney’s Hyde Park this October. Here’s out list must-eat list of foodie gluttony.
How much food can you consume in 18 nights? Despite the name, Sydney’s annual Night Noodle Markets offers so much more than bowls of udon and ramen. From October 4th to 21st food-lovers can lose themselves in an aromatic abundance of the best and boldest flavours from all over the word.
This year, organisers have secured some of Sydney’s most inventive and beloved eateries. In addition to 40 stallholders, 2018’s Night Noodle Markets will include its own restaurant. The pop-up Lucky 3 Asian Eating House will rotate through three masters of Asian cuisine: Spice Temple, Mamak and MastChef’s 2017 winner, Diana Chan.
While it would be almost impossible to leave Hyde Park hungry, avoid disappointment with our Top 5 Things to Try at the 2018 Night Noodle Markets.
Pepper Pig @ Chur Burger Food Truck
Surry Hills burger joint, Chur Burger arrives at this year’s market with the cheekily named Pepper Pig burger. Slapped between a bun of your choosing, the creation combines creamy chilli black bean mayo and crusty salt and pepper pork belly with the twirl of pork flavoured cotton candy. Pair your burger with some Phat Fries and you’re in for a dude-food take on an interplay of traditional continental cuisines.
Brazo De Messina @ Messina
Known for flooding Instagram feeds and arteries, Sydney’s beloved Gelato Messina are churning dairy twice as hard in preparation for market-goers sweet-tooth cravings. At this year’s Night Noodle Markets, the dessert institution has crafted an exclusive Philippines inspired experience. Smothered in a graham cracker crust, the Brazo De Messina is a revolutionary take on an ice-cream sandwich with layers of pandan gelato, baked meringue and condensed milk.
Chocolate Bingsu @ Binsgu Daddy
Bring on summer with a Australian-infused take on a favourite East Asian dessert. N2 Extreme Gelato are selling a refreshing blast of fruity ice at the Night Noodle Markets. Consisting of shaved ice topped with exotic fruits and jellies, the Thai Milk Tea and Mango Bingsus are a traditional recreation the popular dessert. The Chocolate Bingsu has our attention. It’s topped with Oreos, Coco Pops and Chocolate.
Sticky Sesame Wings @ Little Turtle
Carnivores be warned, everything is not as it seems at Little Turtle. Newtown’s hippest vegan-friendly eatery, Little Turtle, has long been a successful proponent of everything plant-based, and now the funky venue is stepping onto the big stage with a selection of five dishes at this year’s market. Although the Thai Crepe Dumplings and Herbed Mushroom Bruschetta sound drool-worthy, the Sticky Sesame Wings (replacing chicken with cauliflower) are drizzled with a homemade sweet soy.
Asian Inspired Meat Platter @ Hard Style Kitchen
It wouldn’t be a party without a BBQ, and American inspired Hard Style Kitchen plan to provide enough meat for all across the 18 day festival. Taking queues from the developed spices of China and Japan, Hard Style wood smoke oven will be burning at both ends, pumping out meats fired for up to 14-hours. Salivating at the scent of all that meat? Then opt for the meat platter. A smorgasbord of smoked pulled pork, plum BBQ smoked pork belly, smoked yakitori beef brisket , sriracha slaw, pickles and fries (of course).
The Night Noodle Markets run from October 4th-21st.
Entry is free, but all stalls require card payment (cash not accepted).
For more information about this year’s market, click here.