17 November 2016

Eat Me. Night Noodle Markets, Melbourne

Combine Asian cuisine, jugs of Pimms and the twinkling lights of the Melbourne skyline and what have you got? An epic Friday night at November’s Night Noodle Markets. Making the most out of last Friday’s warm sunshine, we headed for the top of Birrarung Marr by the river with a picnic blanket and some grumbling tummies.

Never one to disappoint, Melbourne’s food markets were primed and ready for our arrival. Fairy lights dangled overhead whilst the city loomed just beyond. Open for two weeks until the end of November, this year’s markets are home to a host of Melbourne restaurants; each dishing out delectable meals from their very own food truck. With all the sights, sounds and smells of a true Asian hawker market, there’s no way we thought we were in Australia.

With our priorities clearly in order we headed straight for the Pimms tent. Then we took a stroll around to fully appraise our choices. It’s safe to say I’m going to have to make more than one trip. After much deliberation we decided we'd start with some tasty [and CHEAP!] little dumplings from a stall tucked away in the corner near the Citibank tent. (I think it might have been called Golden Rice but I can’t quite remember! Just head for that corner and I’m sure you’ll find it.)

Then the main event. And as expected, the longest queue in the place. Mr Miyagi. I’ve been chomping at the bit to try this Chapel St restaurant so this was the perfect opportunity.

At the truck they’re serving up 4 styles of their infamously good seaweed tacos. I opted for salmon with kim chi and panko prawn with teriyaki sauce. Bloody hell. Bloody good. It’s made me even more impatient to try the restaurant.

Head on over and be sure to try it all before it closes on 27th Nov. And for those of you with a sweet tooth, don’t worry. There’s Messina.

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Photos by Krissie.