Come rain, hail or shine we love the Night Noodle Markets! She might be 20 years old, but she’s like a good wine, she really does get better with age. She’s still free and still a great way to catch up with your squad. You know the drill: grab your mates, some spare grass or bench space and prepare to divide and conquer checking out some of the best food in town.
Ok, so there’s a lot of choice, with 35 stalls this year competing for your attention, but we’ve done the hard work for you (someone has to taste test!). Grab your beer, wine or kombucha and make a beeline for our top ten dishes:
1. KFC Cheese Puffle, Puffle
This drool-worthy insta fave is a must try. A generous amount of Korean fried chicken is stuffed into a signature cheese puffle topped with Japanese mayonnaise. It’s unforgettable and you might be back for seconds (we wont judge!).
2. Pad Thai, Chat Thai
Super fresh, authentic, always spot on. It gets us every time. After all what is the Noodle Markets without noodles?!
3. Soy glaze chicken Skewers, Hoi Pinoy
Perfect for sharing while walking through the markets staking out your next target.
4. Gourmet Bao Trio, Mr Bao
Melt in your mouth Tempura Prawn, Confit Duck and Korean BBQ beef – need we say more?
5. Asian Fries, Mr Bao
These are not your average French fries. We challenge you not to devour the Confit Duck with hoisin mustard piled high over fresh shoestring fries within minutes.
6. Korean BBQ taco trio, Poklol
Bulgogi beef, Chilli Chicken and Chilli Pork, paired with zesty asian slaw and kimchi.
7. Chicken Adobo Rice Bowl, Hoi Pinoy
You can’t go wrong with a generous serve of tasty hot saucy chicken and rice.
8. Mac ‘n’ Goreng, Poklol
Fusion fanatics get over here and this Asian take on the American classic comfort dish.
Disclaimer: we all know dessert is a sits a separate stomach, so it needs a category of its own.
9. Gelato Messina.
Whatever they’re serving, it’s always good. This year they’ve gone to the Philippines with Brazo de Mercedes, a pimped up Halo Halo and a peach and mango ode to Jollibee.
1o. Everything at Waffleland
Cheeky Monkey will make you feel like a kid raiding the cupboard for treats when Mum goes out (think peanut butter, ice cream, bananas, pretzels, caramel syrup and wafer sticks on top of waffle). Then there’s Bangkok Night, a large fresh hot waffle stick with warm Nutella and icing sugar – you can even get a gluten free version.
For those who love the VIP treatment, check your cards because Citi customers can pre-book the covered VIP area, with its own internal bar and a fab concierge service that helps you avoid queues. If you don’t have your own Citi card, think smart and find a friend who is a Citi customer!
Sydney Spring is always unpredictable, but the Night Noodle Markets are reliably fantastic every time. Grab your umbrella, brave the weather and get ready for a feast with your friends.
Night Noodle Markets
Mon – Tue 5pm – 9pm
Wed – Thu 5pm – 10pm
Fri 5pm – 11pm
Sat 4pm – 10pm
Sun 4pm – 9pm