Air filled with spice and steam. Sizzling noodles, or is that stir fry? Dumplings with more fillings than you can shake a chopstick at. Rice paper rolls rolled with precision. Live music draws a crowd, but it’s the food people are here for.
So how do you reach this foodies’ dream? Jump on a plane to China, Vietnam, Malaysia perhaps? Nope –simply hop on a tram to Flinders Street because from 18-30 November, nearbyAlexandra Gardens is transformed into the Night Noodle Markets.
Melbourne’s top chefs from the likes of Longrain and Mamak will be serving up everything from Pad Thai to Shanghai-style soup-dumplings and Singaporean satay skewers.What could be better on a balmy summer’s night than catching up with friends after work, browsing the one huge hawker market and tucking into the most vibrant flavours next to the Yarra?
The Night Noodle Markets are part of the latest Melbourne food festival. What’s that, another Melbourne food festival you say? Yes, let us introduce you to…
The Good Food Month, by The Age
If you’re from out of town and are trying to catch up with a Melburnian in November, don’t be offended when they don’t answer your calls, emails or DMs…. They’re off satisfying their foodie urges at the Good Food Month.
Oh yes, November is the very first Good Food Month in Melbourne. Presented by The Age, the festival showcases Melbourne’s best chefs, restaurants, bars and food trucks. The month-long feast follows the tried and tested recipe that has worked wonders in Sydney for more than a decade.
So why has it taken the Good Food Month so long to reach Melbourne, the self-proclaimed food hub of Australia? Nobody knows. But we promise you this – it’ll be worth the wait.