14 things you’ll want to get in your belly at the Night Noodle Markets
That’s right— the Night Noodle Markets are back baby.
Taking place from Friday 25 February to Sunday 6 March, there’s plenty to treat your tastebuds as Parkes Place West Lawns is transformed into a vibrant Asian street food festival, where hawker-style stalls will serve up their most drool-worthy dishes and bites.
Here are 14 of the sizzling, sweet and spicy stalls that you need to try…and if you make a plan of attack you might just get through them all.
Hoisin Duck Pucks
Making a very special trip from Melbourne, Japanese restaurant Mr Miyagi is bringing tasty savoury snacks that will leave you wanting more.
Choose from Hoisin Duck Pucks (BBQ hoisin Pekin duck grilled bao, topped with Japanese mayo, roasted sesame seeds, pickles, ginger), Satay Wagyu Beef Pucks (satay wagyu beef grilled bao, kaffir lime, topped with roasted peanut infused Japanese mayo, coconut crunch, spring onions) or Miso Eggplant Pucks (chargrilled eggplant and quinoa grilled bao, topped with sticky miso glaze, pink Japanese mayo, coriander).
Miyagi Gravy Fries
If you’re looking for your salt fix, we suggest the Miyagi Gravy Fries from Mr Miyagi. Think golden shoestring fries, drizzled with rich Japanese gravy, shaved spring onion and toasted sesame seeds.
Fried Chicken Waffle
Looking for some Seoul food? Canberra local Korbq is home to the best Korean fried chicken: available with original, soy and chilli flavours. But of course, the iconic Chicken Waffle is always a must— who can go past Korean fried chicken in a waffle with melted cheese topped with parsley?
Feast on Flying Noodles that are served with succulent charcoal-grilled chicken, pork or prawns. We don’t need to explain why this dish is an internet sensation. Run, don’t walk.
Did someone say fusion beef taco served with salsa and toppings on Japanese rice? The Tokyo Taco is the perfect savoury dish.
Pork belly skewers in banana ketchup glaze
A regular of the Night Noodle Markets, Hoy Pinoy never disappoints. Try pork belly skewers in a banana ketchup glaze and let them melt in your mouth.
Korean twist potato
Deliciously crunchy, the original Korean twist potato from Twistto is perfect for everyone, including vegetarians!
One-of-a-kind Japanese style fried noodles that taste as good as they look, the top menu items are the Vegetarian Yakisoba with zucchini, tomatoes and pickled ginger and the Teriyaki chicken stick.
Korean Chicken Gua Bao
Like bao? You can’t go past the Korean Chicken Gua Bao with sweet and spicy sauce, pickled daikon and roasted sesame) but if you prefer veggies, the Choi Bao (with shiitake mushrooms, tofu and veggies) can’t be beat.
Curry puffs and spring rolls
The perfect pre-dinner snack, Yummy Thai Catering will inspire you to be in a hurry for curry (and spring rolls) with their crunchy, deep-fried treats.
Better Than Sex Brownie
A new addition to the Night Noodle Markets, The Sunday Baker has A Better Than Sex Brownie (a combination of dark, milk, caramel and white chocolate)…we’ll be the judge of that.
HK French Toast
Home of the Phuket Bucket (condensed milk pudding, condensed milk crumble, lychee and sala shaved ice, lychee gelato, rainbow jellies), this year Gelato Messina has a new must-try that’s exclusive to the markets: the HK French Toast.
Think dulce de leche and peanut butter French toast with maple syrup gelato and condensed milk. We’ll take two.
Original Glaze Mochi Donut
You can’t go past the Original Glaze Mochi Donut with the signature honey-infused gloss glaze from Demochi Donuts.
Salted Caramel Espresso Martini
The ZERO% by Dan Murphy’s bar is putting the ‘pop’ in non-alcoholic bubbles with their booze free offerings. Serving non-alcoholic beers, wines, and spirits, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself. Order a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and enjoy the delicious flavours without worrying that you’ll go over the limit.
WHAT: The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets
WHEN: Friday 25th February – Sunday 6th March 2022
WHERE: Parkes Place West Lawns, Parkes
TIME: Monday – Thursday 5pm-9pm Friday – 5pm-10:30pm Saturday – 4pm-10:30pm Sunday- 4pm-9pm