Markets + moonlight are just a couple of our favourite things. So you can imagine our excitement when we heard that Carriageworks was adding another night market to our food loving agenda this month. To celebrate Chinese New Year (AKA one of the tastiest New Year’s going around) they’ve enlisted the skills of Kylie Kwong and the folks over at the Sydney Festival to bring the culinary goods to our fair city.
Inspired by famous streets from right across Asia (minus the airfare) you and your belly will be transported to Harajuku in Tokyo, Hongdae in Seoul and AnFu Lu in Shanghai. Prepare those buds for more than 50 stalls, plating up some damn good feeds, by some of your favourite Aussie chefs, restaurateurs and providores. It’s safe to say you’ll be wearing your more relaxed eating attire to this one. With Billy Kwong’s famous pork dumplings on the menu, along with sourdough prawn toast from the team at No.1 Bent Street, not to mention tasty morsels from Long Chim, Moon Park and many others this is nothing short of a foodie paradise.
Now for the drinks—it’s all good we were waiting for this too. Make a beeline to Poor Toms Gin bar, sip on some sake at Black Market Sake’s (you guessed it) sake bar, or if neither tickles your flavour opt for some vermouth courtesy of Maidenni. Of course, no night market would be complete without some quality brews, so check out Batch Brewing Company and The Grafter Brewing Company for the good stuff.
DJ Tyson Koh will be dropping the soul, disco, and fuzzy world funk beats to keep the party going. We’re told he knows a thing or two when it comes to quality beats, given he’s produced Rage and taken to the stage at Big Day Out, Harvest and Parklife just to name a few.
What: Night Market
When: Saturday 28 January 5pm – 10pm
Cost: Entry $10
Check out our January Market Wrap for your shopping and eating fix
Image credit: Nancy Hanna