Editor's note: Unfortunately the Night Noodle Markets have now been cancelled for 2021 due to ongoing border closures and restrictions. The event will return in 2022 with new dates to be announced.
To say we were disappointed when we heard this year's Night Noodle Markets were being rescheduled due to COVID travel restrictions is an understatement. But while they might not be taking place during Good Food Month, at least we avoided the dreaded c-word, and we've now got new dates to share:
22 September to 3 October.
Totally cancelled in 2020 because of you-know-what (fingers crossed for this year), this bustling Asian food month is one of our favourite events of the year, because it gives us the chance to stuff ourselves silly with everything from dumplings and bao buns to noodles and takoyaki—and this year’s event will be no different.
Start prepping your appetite now, because this year's lineup of eats has been announced and it will have you drooling. First up, the legends at Gelato Messina have dropped an epic menu of desserts to save room for. Multiple visits may be required for their mango pancakes filled with mango sorbet and vanilla chantilly; deep fried Milo gelato with an Oreo crumble topped with warm Messinatella; and the HK French toast: dulce de leche and peanut butter French
toast with maple syrup gelato and condensed milk.
That's not all—Nodo Donuts will be making their first NNM appearance with sundaes and whips as well as their iconic doughnuts, Steamed Dim Sum will be in attendance with their rainbow dumplings and Hashtag Burgers and Waffles will be flipping their epic burgers. That's on top of all the usual suspects like bao buns, flying noodles, twisted potatoes, skewers and a heap of other pan-Asian street food. Drooling yet?
You should also note that the markets will be popping up in a new location this year. Instead of taking over South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt, the Night Noodle Markets will be heading for the City Botanic Gardens. As usual, entrance will be totally free, however this year visitors will be encouraged to register their attendance online beforehand.
You can see the full lineup of vendors and start planning your eatinerary here.
OTTO is also dishing up this five-sourse truffle degustation for Good Food Month.
Image credit: Good Food Month