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* Night Noodle Markets 2019 *
Melbourne Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi The eagerly-awaited Melbourne Night Noodle Markets return to Birrarung Marr from 7 - 24 November. Serving up savoury, sweet and spicy street-food from China, Vietnam, Thailand and beyond, the Night Noodle Markets will transform the banks of the Yarra into a vibrant hawker-style market for 18 noodle-filled nights. The food festival will not only offer delicious dishes - there'll be live music, DJs and plenty of good vibes. Enjoy Asian-inspired eats from Hoy Pinoy, Poklol x Puffle, Wonderbao, Miso Fresh, Kumokumo, Scoopy Milk Bar, Gelato Messina, Shallot Thai, @Roll Up, Bao Brothers, Bangkok Street Food, Calabang, Dainty Sichuan, Donburi Station, Drumplings, Flying Noodles, Fry'd Ice Cream, Fusion Paella & Tapas, Let's Do Yum Cha, May's Malaysian, Mr Miyagi, Nem n Nem, Okonomiyaking, Pham Sisters, Pinchy's, Raijin, Sambal Kampung, Teppanyaki Noodles, Twistto, Tokosan, Wafflaland, WAWA and Wok Master. Locate your favourite stalls ahead of your visit to the markets with our handy map that can be found here. After its barking mad success in Sydney, the Night Poodle Markets are coming to the Melbourne Night Noodle Markets on Saturday 9 November from 4.00pm - 7.00pm. This event is not only a great reason for you to get down to the markets with your pooch, friends and family but by getting involved, you will be supporting a great cause with proceeds of the Night Poodle Markets activity going to RSPCA Victoria. Take advantage of our pho-dog-rapher and get a paw-fessional photo with your pup, plus a special Night Poodle Markets dog treat for $5.00. Please note: All sessions for the puppy paw-traits have now been exhausted. Some walk-in's may be accepted on the day so please come down to see us and grab a dog treat for your fur baby. Don't forget - entry is free, dogs are always welcome and to make things quick and easy, the markets are also cash-free (all major cards welcome) so guests can spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the night. If you use a Citi credit card, we've got some exciting news for you as Citi are giving you cashback at the markets. Simply spend $50 or more on food and beverages at the Night Noodle Markets and receive $10 cashback. Terms and conditions apply. Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday 5pm-9pm Wednesday & Thursday 5pm - 10pm Friday 5pm - 11pm Saturday 4pm - 10pm Sunday 4pm - 9pm Free Entry | Dog Friendly | Cashless (all major cards accepted)
Not to missTokosan's ramen spag bol In this saucy, satisfying bowl, springy ramen noodles are topped with eggplant beef miso and just a pinch of chilli. While it looks like your regular spaghetti bolognese at first glance, this is the traditional Italian's sultry, spicy Asian cousin. Pinchy's wasabi prawn roll & truffle fries A crispy toasted bread roll comes layered with wasabi mayo, miso butter, iceberg lettuce, delicately poached prawns and finished with a sprinkle of bonito flakes . A mustorder sidekick is Pinchy's umamiloaded fries, covered in parmesan cheese, truffle butter, truffle salt and truffle aioli. Raijin's tofu karaage noodles Of course, you can't visit the Night Noodle Markets without digging into some noodles - and this crunchy, plant-based noodle dish is sure to enamour even the most fervent meat-eaters . Think noodles topped with crispy tofu karaage, corn, seaweed, sesame, shallots and pickled ginger, all doused in a soytahini ramen sauce. Drumplings' cheeseburger dumplings A newcomer to this year's fest, Drumplings' menu of unexpected dumpling fillings is bound to be a crowd-pleaser . Case in point is the cheeseburger dumpling: a silky parcel filled with grass-fed beef mince, cheese, pickles, mustard and topped with sesame seeds, just like the fast-food favourite. Gelato Messina's Bangkok Banana Night Noodle Markets veterans Gelato Messina have dreamt up the Thai-inspired Bangkok Banana for this year's crowds. It sees creamy banana gelato topped with deepfried banana fritters, caramelised palm sugar, coconut and lime chantilly and a crunchy peanut crumble. It's a fruity flavour explosion that might just be the best of the market's bunch. For vegetarians and vegans Even if you're a committed carnivore, in plant-based-foodobsessed 2019, the probability that someone in your crew is vegetarian or vegan is high. The good news is that some of the best dishes at this year's Melbourne Night Noodle Markets contain not a skerrick of meat or seafood. Here are some of the stand-outs . Grilled corn Filipino style at Hoy Pinoy It's corn on the cob, but not as you may know it. Sink your front teeth into the Inihaw Na Mais by the Filipino barbecue masters at Hoy Pinoy. Their version is grilled corn with a cheese glaze (keso), and kornik (a Filipino snack of crunchy corn pieces, similar to chicharron) and it's simultaneously sweet, smoky, and savoury. Golden pan-fried vegie dumplings at Oriental Teahouse x David's There's not much about dumplings that Oriental Teahouse x David's don't know. Now they've turned their attention to the vegan variety. Take your pick from pumpkin, spring onion or soy bean and mushroom pan-fried dumplings - or better still, try them all. Osaka noodles at Donburi Station It starts with garlic sizzling in butter, continues with noodles tossed through it, a swoosh of teriyaki sauce, given plenty of heat and a vigorous shake before being scattered with shallots, pickles, vegies and a squiggle of mayo. Who needs meat, huh? The original Korean twist potato Twist again like you did last summer, and the summer before, and the one before that. OK the Korean Twist Potato isn't new, but it's still a crowdpuller . Spirals of spud, twisted around a stick, deep-fried and topped with various seasonings - what's not to love? 3ZY Duz It at Bao Brothers The clue's in the name - street food eatery Bao Brothers specialises in gua bao, which literally means steamed bun in Taiwanese. This year, the brothers are doing a triple vegan bao, starring creative spins on tofu. If this was a diving comp, that would score big points. For vegans, it'll score even higher. For sweet tooths The noodles will be there. The dumplings will be ordered. The bao, present and accounted for. But this year, we're making room for dessert. The market is bringing in the big guns of Australian confection, some whipping up exclusive treats for the event. Here are some of our sweetest picks. Scoopy Milk Bar Scale the mountainous heights of these epic Korean shaved-ice bowls. Scoopy's bingsu are a treasure chest of jellies, pearls, fruit and more hidden under a towering heap of flavoured , soft-as-snow shaved ice. Flavours include Midnight Delight (a wicked black sesame version), Mango Sunrise, Royal Taro and Mochi Doughnut. Gelato Messina The always-inventive gelato makers were inspired by the sights of Siam for this year's menu. Aside from the Bangkok banana, Instagram-fiends will want to snap a Phuket Bucket (friendly reminder that the " Ph' ' is pronounced as a " P'' ), a rainbow stack of condensed milk pudding, crumble, lychee and sala shaved-ice , lychee gelato and jellies. But we have our sights on the Eye of the Thai-ger , an ice-cream sandwich that wraps Thai milk tea cheesecake in tea sponge, dips it in Italian meringue and tops it off with a sprinkling of coconut. Fry'D ice cream Forget nostalgic visions of oldschool Asian-restaurant fried icecream - this Perth-based stall transforms the classic crumbed dessert into more modern mouthfuls. Fried balls of matcha, salted caramel or vanilla bean icecream come decadently topped with popcorn, white chocolate and sweet glazes. A hot-and-cold dessert perfect for our hot-and-cold Melbourne spring weather. Kumokumo souffle pancakes If you haven't joined the throngs of wobble-addicts across the globe, now's the time to jump on board. Japanese souffle pancakes are puffy, cloud-like pancakes with whipped egg-white meringue folded into the batter to create the thick, jiggly hotcakes. Japanese brand Kumokumo is offering event-goers flavours such as tiramisu and creme brulee. Also in attendance will be the signature " soft cream' ' soft-serves . It's a chance to taste the goods before Kumokumo opens a permanent bricks-and-mortar store in Melbourne soon. Waffleland We love food on a stick as much as the next festival-goer , but there's a reason these supercharged, strawberry-topped , chocolatedrizzled , umbrella-on-top waffles are also served in a box. Structural integrity aside, expect all sorts of creative deliciousness with flavours such as the Nutella-loaded Bangkok Night; chocolate-covered Dancing Dragon; lychee and caramel Lucky Fortune; black-sesame flavoured Black Panda and the show-stopping Cheeky Monkey - a tangle of peanut butter, ice-cream , bananas, salty pretzels, caramel syrup and wafers. Source: The Age Digital Edition: Oodles of noodles (and much more)
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