It's the main reason most of Sydney has made their way to Good Food Month over the last couple of years, and in 2018, the ever-popular Night Noodle Markets are back — and they're bigger than ever.
Sure, every event says that these days — but the fact that 40 different stalls will converge on Hyde Park for a whopping 18 nights this October makes the claim seem pretty accurate. Among the spoils will be all manner of noodles, dumplings and other delights from Mr Bao, Grump G's Kitchen, Hoi Pinoy, Chat Thai and Chur Burger. For dessert, Gelato Messina will predictably be back with a menu of pure wonder (can it top last year's deep-fried gelato katsu sandwich?) Black Star Pasty will return for another year and Donut Papi will make its first appearance.
The markets will again take place in Hyde Park, which will also be — for the the second time — a festival hub for the month. It's inspired by California's Palm Springs, dubbed 'Hyde Park Palms', and will host a bunch of talks, parties and feasts, starting on October 4. An opening night party will celebrate the festival's 20th anniversary with a lineup of Sydney food legends, including Christine Manfield, Neil Perry and Ross Lusted.
We're a couple of months from the start date, and Good Food has promised it has more surprises up its sleeve — including a pop-up Noodles Kitchen run by some of the city's best chefs.
The markets will run from Thursday, October 4 until Sunday, October 21. They'll be open Monday and Tuesday 5-9pm, Wednesday and Thursday 5–10pm, Friday 5–11pm, Saturday 4–10pm, and Sunday 4–9pm. Entry is free but the place — if other years are anything to go by — will be packed.
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