For two weeks in October, the Night Noodles Markets pop up in Sydney’s Hyde Park serving Asian-themed hawker style food. This popular event is part of the Crave Sydney Food Festival and runs on weeknights giving people a chance to stop by after work for tasty food and a drink with friends. Although the food is primarily Asian, there were a few stalls this year that offered Turkish food, keeping in line with the festival’s Middle Eastern theme this year.
The stalls were set up, entertainment was in progress and people started to fill the outdoor tables and chairs under illuminated trees. But Sydney had other plans. After grey skies flirted with the possibility of showers, the first rain drops fell and soon turned into a downpour. But that didn’t curb Sydneysiders’ enthusiasm. We all simply huddled under our umbrellas and tucked into our steamed pork buns, dim sums, and other Asian fare while protecting our beers from getting wet.
Outdoor seating in Hyde Park under the trees
Crowds quickly occupied vacant tables
Entertainment in full swing
Dragon in waiting
Turkish Kofte from Efendi of Balmain
SpanThai – Thai paella anyone?
Food, glorious food
The friendly guys from Chat Thai Desserts
Spicy tandoori to be served
Dumplings in the making
Turkish Gozleme King – gozleme preparation
Dim Sims and Pork Buns from Dim Sum Station
Peking Duck Omelette, Dim Sim, Spring roll, king prawns and rice from Zilver Restaurant
Pork and rice with Peking Duck Omelette, Dim Sim, Spring roll, from Zilver Restaurant
(L) Custard, Strawberry and cream, mango pancakes (R) Custard tarts from St Honore Cake Shop
Sydney huddles in the wet under umbrellas
(L) The Night Noodles Markets in Hyde Park (R) Wet beers
The Night Noodle Markets runs weeknights October 11-15 and 18-22 from 5pm-9.30pm. Additional information here.
Other Crave Sydney 2010 events on Gourmantic:
Australian Cheese Showcase 2010
Cocktail of the Month at La Scala on Jersey
Summer Hill Grand Food Bazaar
Cocktail of the Month at Monkey Magic
Monkey Magic Sugar Hit: Black Sesame Crème Caramel
Slideshow/Photographs of the Night Noodle Markets
Blessing of the Fleet at the Sydney Fish Markets
Sydney Food and Wine Fair
Porchetta, Birra and Tarantella: Norton Street Italian Festa
Crave Sydney Food Festival Website