One of Sydney’s most delicious weeks is so close we can almost smell the spices. And it’s just announced a line-up of 32 stallholders that’s making us think we’ll be spending eight nights straight feasting in Hyde Park.
Festival favourites including Gelato Messina, Mr Bao, Chur Burger and Bangkok Street Food will all return to the fold for another round. Newcastle’s Bao Brothers and Melbourne’s Wonderbao means your chances of eating puffy steamed buns this year are tripled, and Biang Biang will be serving its chewy chilli noodles.
CBD newbie Flyover Fritterie will be dishing up its all-vegan fritters, and Hoy Pinoy will be on Filipino-street-food duty. Get fried chicken from Johnny Bird and home-style Himalayan cuisine from The Muglan. The Korean contingent is well represented with Twistto Original Korean Twist Potato (i.e. those giant potato cyclones on sticks) and KorBq Korean barbeque.
As the name might suggest, there’ll be plenty of noodle options: mee goreng at May’s Malaysian Hawker, Japanese-style noods at Teppanyaki Noodles, and barbeque stir-fry noodles at Wokmaster among them.
On dessert duty is festival regular Gelato Messina, which usually whips up something unusual for the occasion – past concoctions include a “katsu” ice-cream sandwich and gelato nigiri. Joining the gelato master on sweets are Donut Papi and Waffleland.
While the full entertainment line-up hasn’t yet been announced, expect live music, DJs and bars to join the many food options. This year’s markets will have a reduced run (previous markets were on for more than two weeks). But they will be open for longer on weekends than in previous years – until 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 10pm on Sunday.
The 2019 Night Noodle Markets will run from October 11 to 18 as part of Good Food Month. Entry is free.