Our Guide to the Best Foodie Feasts at the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets!
The Brisbane Night Noodle Markets are back! Dip dumplings and slurp noodles at this epic foodie festival.
The Brisbane Night Noodle Markets are back after a two year hiatus and it’s bigger and better than ever. Having found it’s new home in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens you can expect hawker-style stalls, pop-ups, live entertainment and special events.
Just how specialised are these events? From 4pm to 8pm on Saturday 25th June, the foodie festival will go full pet-friendly as the Night Poodle Markets, a dog-friendly space with a photographer on hand to capture a cute professional picture of visiting pooches and their owners.
Scroll on and hear more about our guide to the best foodie treats and feasts you can pick up at this epic free event.
Brisbane Night Noodle Markets: Street Food
The highlight of any noodle market has got to be the street food. The sort of dish you can accidentally demolish in a 30-second walk back to your table, wrapped in grease-proof paper or torn from a skewer.
Always a hit, Wonderbao will be back with pork belly, Korean fried chicken, classic barbecue and even a sweet custard dish served between the soft and squishy bao. Head to Roll Up for roti-wrapped Peking duck, satay chicken and classic vegetable wraps. Filipino faves, Hoy Pinoy is serving up pork belly skewers in a banana glaze, boneless pork roasted over charcoal, adobo rice topped with chicken soy pepper and garlic and other great bites that will take you straight to Manilla.
Brisbane Night Noodle Markets: Dumplings & Noodles
Phones at the ready, the whole nation has fallen in love with the gravity defying Flying Noodles kept confusingly aloft. Or pick up a bowl from local Queensland legends Teppanyaki Noodles with yakisoba fried noodles and other treats with a modern Japanese twist. Go in for baskets full of classic dumplings from Steamed serving up pork and chive, chicken, dim sum, pork and red bean dumplings as well as vegan treats. Or pick up a treat from Raijin Noodles & Dumplings with a menu including crispy karaage topped noodles and steamed gyoza.
Brisbane Night Noodle Markets: Curries
Brisbane’s Stone & Copper are making their Night Noodle Market debut, serving up Indian-Nonta inspired dishes including their famously beloved Bang Bang Butter Chicken and fresh takes on soul-soothing curries like the Rock & Roll Rendang Beef, Roti Canai and the fair classic Chicken Satay Dog.
Brisbane Night Noodle Markets: Vegan & Vegetarian
Bringing a bit of Latin American flair to the markets is the WA-based Latina Plant Power. Serving plant-powered vegan and vegetarian dishes, pick up classic street food fare from birra tacos served with sticky pulled ‘pork’ with mozzarella and an Asian slaw to a Korean burritos with grilled BBQ ‘chicken’, herb rice, kimchi, salsa, iceberg lettuce, lime, coriander and mayo. Make sure you also pick up their crowd-pleasing chimichanga with fried ‘beef’, sweet corn, herb rice, mozzarella and drizzled with crying tiger Thai salsa.
Brisbane Night Noodle Markets: Sweet Treats
It’s not a Night Noodle Market without an epic Gelato Messina offering! Serving three Asian Hawker inspired classics, you can pick up the mouth-wateringly more-ish HK French Toast with dulce de leche and peanut butter French toast with maple syrup gelato and condensed milk, the Milo Fry Club – a dish so patriotic that we should honestly consider putting it on the flag – with deep-fried Milo gelato, messinatella pudding and Oreo crumble or go for a more traditional Mango Pancake with smooth mango sorbet with vanilla Chantilly wrapped in a mango crepe.
Also pick-up the fun and colourful treats from Demochi Donut, a fun and playful mochi-doughnut hybrid. Insta-worthy, pick up the honey glazed doughnut and dunk it into the chocolate or butterscotch drizzle.
Brisbane Night Noodle Markets: Drinks
There will be plenty on offer for those looking for something to wash down the delicious dishes, check out the Gage Roads beer garden, the Aperol spritz Kombi Bar and the Rekorderlig Cider garden. Wine will be exclusively provided by Naked Wines and non-alcoholic drinks can be picked up from the Dan Murphy’s Zero Bar with alcohol-free cocktails and Heaps Normal, Australia’s favourite non-alcoholic beer.
Brisbane Night Noodle Markets: The Details
When: Wednesday 15th June – Sunday 26th June
Sunday – Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm
Thursday – Friday, 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, 4pm – 10pm
Where: Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, 147 Alice Street, Brisbane
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