I love the Asian hawker-style feel of the Night Noodle Markets, held in Sydney over 13 nights in October.
Part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival, they’re a great opportunity to graze on a feast of Asian noodles, dumplings, desserts and more.
The stalls are set up in Hyde Park, right in the heart of the city, and when we arrived shortly after the markets opened at 5, the after-work crowd was just starting to trickle in.
As darkness fell, the crowds swelled and there was a happy buzz in the air as people queued for their favourite dishes.
It was a hard choice but some of the highlights for us were pork dumplings from New Shanghai, pork buns from Din Tai Fung, Cape Grim beef in yellow curry from Longrain, chicken satay sticks and roti telur from Mamak, and mango sticky rice from Chat Thai.
We could also have had Vietnamese noodle soup, spicy Sichuan noodles and a whole lot more, but there’s only so much a girl can eat.
Live music and a couple of bars add to the vibe, and when it’s all too much, you can kick back like we did on the Brown Brothers lounges.
Tomorrow night, October 18, is the last of the Night Noodle Markets for this year. Do get along if you can.
The full Crave Sydney International Food Festival program is at www.cravesydney.com
Click here for more information about the Night Noodle Markets.
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