What would a noodle market be without noodles? Amongst the 23 stalls this year, the choice of noodle ranges from hand-pulled Taiwanese noodles and traditional thick rice noodles to buckwheat and even roast pumpkin varieties.
These markets are not to be missed for their taste of the sounds and smells of Asian hawker markets on the bank of the Brisbane River in the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank.
Top noodle stops at Night Noodle markets
SpanThai has the pad thai noodles that everyone was talking about last year. This stall is a true love match created by Lorenzo who is Spanish and his lovely wife Naiyanah who is Thai. Look for their authentic paella, but you’ll get your noodle fix from the pad thai made to their granny’s granny’s recipe. It’s a pad thai that does not disappoint and will satisfy lovers of this traditional favourite.
The thin Thai noodles are wok-fried and come with eggs, chicken in tamarind and that palm sugar pad thai sauce. Garnished with fresh bean sprouts and shallots and accompanied by a fresh wedge of lemon for you to squeeze across the dish, there are more crushed roasted peanuts and chilli flakes available on the side for peanut and chilli fans.
Taiwan Noodle House has Taiwanese hand-pulled noodles topped with a five spice beef broth, 16-hour cooked brisket, sui yuk crispy roast pork belly, char siu roast pork and steamed Chinese vegetables. Stall holder Matt Forwood took himself to Taiwan to find these noodles and see how they are made. The noodles are boiled in water and then served in a delicious beef broth. The dish draws from a traditional recipe with Matt’s modern twist.
Where else can you get noodles?
Head to Vintaged Bar + Grill for roast pumpkin noodles with Korean style braised beef and buckwheat noodles with fried broccoli, garlic and dried bonito. They also have thin egg noodles with hong shao rou pork.
Phuc Deli-Viet has freshly made noodles simmered for 16 hours in a fragrant, cinnamon and star anise beef stock, while Shallot Thai will give you roasted pork belly in caramelised sauce with boiled egg noodles. For traditional street-style Malaysian stir fried noodles try Sambal Kampung.
Night Noodle Market need-to-knows
- These markets are cashless so bring your card, not your cash.
- Dogs are welcome, provided they are well behaved and on a leash. Just keep them 20 metres from the stalls.
- The markets run from Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 30. They open at 5 pm on weekdays and from 4 pm on weekends.
- Check out the Night Noodle Market menu before you go.
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