The Night Noodle Market is an annual favourite for Sydneysiders, and a sure-fire sign that summer is on its way. There's nothing more stereotypically ‘Sydney’ than paying the markets a visit on a balmy afternoon after work – because why cook when there's a smorgasbord of culinary delights conveniently on your doorstep?
From October 11 to 18 at Hyde Park, you can sample each of the market’s 30 food stalls from 5pm Monday-Friday or from 12pm on weekends. Like last year, the markets are completely cash-free so that queues are kept at a minimum and as always, entry to the Night Noodle Markets is free.
As approved by Good Food Month, the stalls listed below offer a handsome selection of creations. Here's what to look forward to at this year's biggest food festival…
Chinese Dim Sum King: The infamous Chinese Dim Sum King is known for their incomparable dumplings and delectable bbq pork buns – and yep, they’ll be serving those heavenly parcels at the markets.
Chur Burger: Bringing their uber-hyped, uber-cool burgers to the markets, check out the Chur Burger Instagram feed for some mouth-watering anticipatory visuals.
Donut Papi: From glazed and stuffed, to sprinkles and sugar, the creative doughnuts at Donut Papi are light, fluffy and moreish.
Flyover Indian Fritterie: Sydney's first pakora and chai bar serving up plenty of vegan options like chickpea and fresh vegetable fritters, served with salad or sandwiched into the tasty Chilli Pao Burger with pickled beetroot and chutney.
Fry'd: The team at Fry'd will also be paying a visit so that your sweet tooth is left utterly satisfied with their fried ice cream treats.
Gelato Messina: Delivering the most inventive gelato dishes each year, we will definitely be trying 'Phuket Bucket’ - deep-fried banana fritters, caramelised palm sugar banana gelato, coconut and lime Chantilly, and peanut crumble. Expect the queue to be long but well worth the wait.
Hoy Pinoy: Bringing a taste of the Philippines to Hyde Park, the smokey BBQ flavour of their grilled skewers is a total crowd-pleaser.
Johnny Bird: Doing what they do best with free-range fried chicken, bunless burgers and popcorn tofu.
Mr Bao: These steamed buns are a must for lovers of Taiwanese fare, filled with deliciously decadent meats. Another fave is their fusion-loaded fries... we promise you’ll be going back for seconds.
Teppanyaki Noodles: Prepare for authentic Japanese noodles served fresh from the hot plate, teamed with a host of meats, vegetables and accompaniments.
Raijin: With a modern Japanese offering of traditional dishes with a twist, Raijin sets themselves apart by serving up their fare in a cone.
Shallot Thai: Offering an abundance of authentic Thai tastes, Shallot Thai will see marketgoers enjoy flavourful classics like pad Thai, pad see ew, crackling pork noodle and vegetable spring rolls.
Korbq: The energetic and vibrant Korean BBQ sizzle up with crispy chicken skin and chicken mayo fried and chicken rice.
Kumokumo: Kumokumo add to the sweet treat line-up with their souffle pancakes, tiramisu, crème brûlée and soft cream in a cone.
Let’s Do Yum Cha: Enjoy all the Yum Cha favourites including dumplings, steamed buns and spring rolls, handmade daily using local ingredients.
May's Malaysian Hawker: Creators of amazing Malaysian fare, the May's Malaysian Hawker stall will be buzzing with curries, roti, and satay flying off the counter.
Poklol x Puffle: The ‘Real Puff Daddies’ will be offering their mouth-watering Korean BBQ Tacos, Chi-Chi Fries, KFC Puffle and Cheeseburger Puffle.
The Bearded Pigs: The finger-licking food truck will be cooking up a storm with juicy pulled pork rolls, and wagyu and mushroom burgers.
Twistto: If you’re as carb-crazed as we are, you’ll be a sucker for the Korean twist potato where potatoes are spiralised, battered, fried and sprinkled with your flavour of choice.
Waffleland: Save room for a decadent waffle created by the indulgence masters at the Waffleland stall – there is no such thing as too much chocolate.