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By Libby Curran
August 10, 2019
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Hawker 88 Night Market 2019

Queen Vic Market's hawker-style Asian offshoot returns for another year.
By Libby Curran
August 10, 2019
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For years, the Queen Victoria Market's night series has set two very different scenes — one of spiced mulled wine and barbecue smoke for its winter season, and of balmy evening air and sangria during the summer months. But what about the in-between seasons? Are we expected to go to restaurants on a Wednesday night? Since 2018, the answer is, no, not anymore, with the historic marketplace hosting a new spring edition of its popular hump day offering.

Returning again in 2019, the Hawker 88 Night Market will fill that Wednesday night gap between September 18 to October 23. Riffing on the bustling hawker markets of Southeast Asia, it'll serve up a riot of flavours from across the continent, as imagined by more than 20 of the city's most popular vendors. From rich Indian curries and Malaysian feasts to Korean-style pork belly and Japanese karaage — if it's authentic, Asian street food, it'll probably make an appearance.

Different weekly themes will give you the chance to explore various cuisines of the region alongside traditional entertainment, demonstrations and cultural experiences — get set for K-pop performances, Chinese lion dances and martial arts. The lineup includes a Mooncake Festival, a Diwali Bollywood Festival and weeks dedicated to Malaysia, Korea and Japan, Bali and Boracay Island, and south east Asia in general.

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