The Night Noodle Markets return to Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr from 9 to 26 November. Melbourne venues popping-up at the markets include Hochi Mama, Bambu, Mr Miyagi, Hoy Pinoy, Wonderbao and Gelato Messina.
Over 18 nights fuse fusing cuisines from across Asia in one open-air experience. This year’s Night Noodle Markets will debut as a stand-alone culinary event, with The Age Good Food Month moving to 13–23 June 2018.
Venessa Cowell, director of Food Events at Fairfax Media said: “Each year, Night Noodle Markets captures the appetite and imagination of Melbourne, bringing people together with the heady scents and sizzling sounds on the banks of the Yarra.
“We’re excited to see it now stand proudly as its own event in the city’s world-class culinary calendar, as we get set to introduce Melbourne to a brand-new Good Food Month programme in June.”
Old favourites Hoy Pinoy will be serving ‘Inihaw na manok’ (chicken skewers in traditional soy glaze) while St Kilda’s Mahjong showcases their regional signatures from across China, including their ‘Dan Dan Noodle’ (Szechuan hawker style spicy chicken noodles).
Wonderbao is cooking up steamed, including their ‘Guabao box’ with roast pork belly, sweet & spicy korean fried chicken, panko crumbed eggplant and Vietnamese food truck Nem N’ Nem will bring their signature bahn mi sliders on Vietnamese baguettes.
Gelato Messina will dish up four exclusive desserts, served from their Japanese Game Show themed stand. There’s everything from the ‘Kamikaze Katsu’ deep fried ice cream sandwich to the ‘O-NO-Giri’, a pistachio and green tea gelato version the Japanese onigiri rice balls, featuring real seaweed.
The full Night Noodle Markets menu will be announced soon.