Friday, October 06, 2006

Nightime Nosh

Hyde Park Fountain

Night Noodle Markets

Ethereal Hyde Park was all aglow last night and it will be for most nights this month, during Sydney’s annual Good Food Month, or what I like to call a foodie reverie of gargantuan proportions. There always seems to be a special buzz about the air during Good Food Month and perhaps it is because I am a foodie but in my opinion a well fed city, is a happy one.

Last night’s excursion took us to the
Night Noodle Markets. Awash with vibrant hues of crimson; beautiful red lanterns draped all over the northern part of Hyde Park, the aroma of spices and the trampling of hungry feet were everywhere. Sydney at night is quite a sight to behold and this night was no different.

Night Noodle Markets

Night Noodle Markets

I was surprised to see the amount of people there for a weeknight, but it appears that the hospitable night air has coaxed many Sydneysiders out for a night of feasting. The Night Noodle Markets showcase some of the city's best noodle and Asian eateries in the one place. What better way to sample an array of dishes when they are all in the one spot, the only quandary is having to choose where to actually eat, but this is no doubt a great problem to have.

Lamb and Pork Ribs
Lamb and Pork Ribs from Cargo Bar.

Ocean Trout with Crispy Noodles and Tamarind Dressing
Ocean Trout with Crispy Noodles and Tamarind dressing from Banana Blossom.

Profiteroles Please
Just before they closed I managed to score some Dutch Pancakes, mini pancakes topped with maple syrup and strawberries.

Dutch Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Strawberries

Sydney by night

Sydney Street Corner

Hyde Park

Monument near Domain

The Night Noodle Markets commence from 5pm till 9pm on the following days at Hyde Park North:
Friday, 6 October
Monday, 9 October
Tuesday, 10 October
Wednesday, 11 October
Thursday, 12 October
Friday, 13 October
Monday, 16 October
Tuesday, 17 October
Wednesday, 18 October
Thursday, 19 October
Friday, 20 October

Also check out more updates on Good Food Month here on Rebecca's superb blog, Cucina Rebecca.


Natalia said...

I looove dutch pancakes! I don't know what it is about them, but they're some of the yummiest pancakes around. I'm glad you got some!

Su-Yin said...

oh wow!! youve got conderful pictures of hyde in AWE....I walk by the place very often..but it isn't as pretty as your pictures! haha great photography!

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

Great shots. We were at the Noodle Markets tonite and it was fun. How were the ribs?

Jasmine said...

Wow--that looks like quite the experience. I don't know of anything that seems to even come close to that around here.


Bruno said...

Looks like fun!

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jenjen said...

Natalia- I think it's the fact that they are bite size, so easy to eat and doesn't feel as filling as normal pancakes that is their appeal.

Suyin- Thanks heaps! I was quite hard taking photographs at night as that I didn't want to look too dorky bringing a tripod. I'm glad they turned out decent.

Helen- Thanks! I saw your round up, excellent selection of food. I see that Banana Blossom was a popular choice too.

Jasmine- Yes we are quite lucky here in Sydney to have such a flourishing food community!

Bruno- it was so much fun. I think wherever there's food there's fun.