As part of the Asia On Your Doorstep project during Good Food Month, Chinatown Night Markets transform Little Hay Street into 'Little Eat Street' every Friday night during the month of October. For your comprehensive eating guide, click HERE
I headed along to Little Eat Street Night Markets launch last Friday and I absolutely loved the atmosphere. Chinatown was beautifully lit up with red lanterns and the tiny lanes were flooded with eager hungry food lovers.
The air was filled with deliciously intoxicating food aroma the moment we got off the tram. The strong presence Asian street food was unmistakable and it was easy to see why Chinatown's Eat Street Markets created such a buzz on its first opening night.
At first we were slightly overwhelmed by all the choices available. Each alleyway lured us in with tantalising smells from every corner of Asia and the stallholders were all fired up ready for a good trade.
My friend chose an Indonesian Martabak Pancake, laden with butter, margarine, crushed peanuts and chocolate sprinkles, it was devoured in less than a minute. I was left feeling fulfilled with a scrumptious traditional Thai summer dessert, Mango Sticky Rice, and it was delightful on on a warm day.
Mixed in with the food was a sprinkling of crafts, homeware, fashion & jewellery stalls, all spilling onto the streets with unique and cute Asian style. It was just the right mix in keeping with the characters of an 'almost-authentic' Asian street market.
If you are having a slack night with cooking and planning on takeaway, then it would be worth considering a visit to this night market.
Food lovers can enjoy some steamed Hong Kong dimsum, meat skewers, fried potato chips on a stick or some piping hot takoyaki. There are also a variety of accessories and clothing stalls selling toys, iphone cases and clothing items.
This is a fun night market to hang out with friends to enjoy part of Sydney's Good Food Month on a Friday night!