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FOOD & DRINK

Melbourne's Huge Outdoor Night Noodle Markets Are Back for 2019

The food-filled markets will take over Birrarung Marr for 18 nights in November.
By Samantha Teague
September 30, 2019
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By Samantha Teague
September 30, 2019
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This November, the bustling Night Noodle Markets will return to Birrarung Marr for 18 nights of tasty things on sticks, bowls of noodles, bao and extravagant frozen desserts.

Taking over the riverside inner city park from November 7–24, the latest iteration of the fairy light-lit markets will see a slew of Australia's favourite food stalls set up shop to serve a wide variety of street snacks. Crowd favourites — and NNM regulars — Hoy Pinoy will be back with its Filipino barbecue, and will Wonderbao's fluffy buns and Puffle's cheesy cone waffles. You can also expect to find dumplings, okonomiyaki and soba noodles, right through to pancakes and Korean-style shaved ice desserts.

The puffle by Kimberley May Moore

Gelato Messina will be back, too — its 2019 Sydney NNM menu includes Thai-style sweets like a milk tea banana cheesecake sandwich, a layered condensed milk pudding, and banana fritters with caramelised banana gelato and peanut crumble. Let's hope these make their way down here, too.

Naturally, there will be plenty of booze stations as well, including a Jacobs Creek tipi wine bar, a beer garden and a 20s-inspired diner serving beer floats and spiders.

So start scheduling your visits the market — and cross your fingers for good weather.

The Night Noodle Markets run from November 7–24 at Birrarung Marr, Melbourne. They'll be open from 5–9pm Monday and Tuesday, 5–10pm Wednesday and Thursday, 5–11pm Friday, 4–10pm Saturday and 4–9pm Sunday. 

Image: Kimberley May Moore. 

Published on September 30, 2019 by Samantha Teague

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