Festival season is so close we can almost taste it. In fact, from today you really will be able to taste it, as OzAsia kicks off this weekend! What better way to start a celebration of Asian culture than with the Adelaide Night Noodle Markets.
Brought to the Festival Centre Precinct by Good Food month, the hawker-style noodle markets will feature stall upon stall of your favourite Asian eats from around South Australia. If you’re a lover of Thai, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese or Japanese food, you won’t want to miss this.
Just some of the many stalls include Baotime (pork belly/chilli crab bao), Kopi Kitchen (Singapore Katong Laksa), Shallot Thai (Thai curries) and TMR Tammy’s Meat Rolls (Banh Mi). Nearby restaurant Madame Hanoi, headed by chef Nic Watt, will also be participating with a stall serving up some of their menu favourites including Heo Quay Cuon Rau (crispy pork belly with hoisin sauce in lettuce cups) and Canh Ga Chien Nuoc Mam (crispy chicken wings). Madame Hanoi's stall will also be serving up a special dish created just for the markets - if it's anything like the menu already, we want it.
As well as one for the foodies, the Night Noodle Markets will be a great place to hang out, with the precinct being transformed to reflect the beauty and bustle of Asian culture. The markets will also feature live music every day, performers combining traditional Asian music with modern-day influences including the Classical Chinese Ensemble, the Taiko Drum Group and Vanguards. The Coopers and Hajek Plaza Bars will also have DJs playing.
The Adelaide Night Noodle Markets are part of Good Food Month, the world’s largest food festival. Around the country a variety of different food events are being held, with everything from fine-dining to large outdoor gatherings. This year is the first time the markets are being held in South Australia.
The Night Noodle Markets kick off today and if you’re heading there on Sunday, make sure you get to the Moon Lantern Festival. This year’s festival will be Australia’s largest lantern parade, with a huge lantern installations, food trucks and roving performances all over the place. The night will end with fireworks, and Sunday is forecast for 24 and Sunny – how can you not!
The markets run from September 24 until October 4, so you’ve got a whole week to get your noodle on.
OPENING TIMES - September 24 - October 4
Monday to Wednesday 5pm – 9pm
Thursday and Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 12 midday-10pm
Sunday 12 midday – 9pm
Here's a map of the Night Noodle Markets to help guide you - courtesy of Good Food Month.