It's that time of year again, where Birrarung Marr converts to a Night Noodle Market, with coloured lanterns, music and entertainment, and 30 different food stalls showcasing Asian Hawker style delights, as well as a selection of beer and cocktail bars.
The usual favourites like Mr Myagi, Little Kyoto X Pho Real?!, Gelato Messina, offer up creative Asian fusion dishes, while the likes of Hoy Pinoy, Cloud Thief, and Bibimbap stick to traditional marinated skewers, baos filled with pork belly and crispy chicken, and rice bowls served with pickled vegetables and spicy meat or tofu.
Wonderbao trio @ night noodle market
Hoy Pinoy pork belly skewers with banana ketchup glaze
For sweet tooths, there are plenty of temptations – from custard buns, ice-cream and chocolate spring rolls to Waffleland's decadent waffles on a stick. Though, I suggest to head straight to Black Star Pastry, and order everything on the menu – their famous strawberry watermelon cake, a new addition mango sago cake, and a strawberry watermelon ice-cream to beat the Melbourne heat. The line will be the long, but it's worth the wait.
The full menu for the Good Food Month Melbourne Night Noodle Markets can be found here. A cashless event means quick moving queues – so don't forget your card.
Running from November 10th-26th:
Monday and Tuesday: 5pm-9pm Wednesday and Thursday: 5pm-10pm Friday: 5pm-11pm Saturday: 4pm-10pm Sunday: 4pm-9pm