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The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets Return With Extended Dates And A Sizzling Menu Full Of Vibrant Flavours From Across Asia

February 14, 2020 Dining No Comments Email Email


The much anticipated ​The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets ​has released the sizzling menus of  this year’s event, with a feast of signature dishes and creative tastes from Canberra and Australia-wide  favourites. Returning to Reconciliation Place for an extended stint of eleven nights due to popular  demand, from ​28 February until 9 March​, the air will be filled with spicy, salty and sweet aromas as  Reconciliation Place is transformed into a bustling Asian street food festival.

The Night Noodle Markets will once again bring together the best combination of Australia’s  multicultural flavours, celebrating and fusing cuisines as locals embark on a vibrant flavour journey  from across Asia.

Tasting new creations, dynamic flavours and signature dishes from twenty-five  delicious hawker-style stalls from around the country with a range of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan  options available; locals are sure to be left satisfied as they enjoy live music, DJs and lion dancing. The  markets are also cash-free (all major cards welcome) so guests can spend less time queuing and more  time enjoying the night.

Local-picks Korbq, Donburi Station and Superbao will be joined by crowd-favourites Hoy Pinoy, Gelato  Messina and Flying Noodles along with exciting newcomers Demochi Donuts, Grill & Spice, Superbao,  The Pham Sisters, Chinese Dim Sum King and Raijin Noodles & Dumplings.

Canberrans can explore the markets, ticking destinations off their culinary bucket list, and indulge in  must-try, Insta-worthy dishes including (but certainly not limited to):

New Stallholders

● Demochi Donuts: ​Original Glaze Mochi Donut​ – Donut with ​signature honey infused gloss glaze

● Grill & Spice: ​Samosa Chaat​ – Indian street food

● Superbao (Canberra local): ​Sichuan Fried Chicken Bao-ger -​ 24-hour cooked chicken thigh,  marinated in sticky sauce, infused with Sichuan peppercorn and chilli oil and served with mixed  leaves, dressed with signature Sichuan peppercorn mayo

● The Pham Sisters: ​Vegan Peking Duck Pancake – ​Cri​spy pancake stuffed with vegan roast duck  and veggies, topped with homemade BBQ sauce

● Chinese Dim Sum King: ​Dumplings – ​Prawn, chives with prawn, mushroom and vegetarian  options

● Raijin Noodles & Dumplings: ​Gyoza Dumplings – ​Jap​anese style dumplings (gyoza) steamed and  served with garnish salads, original gyoza sauce with optional chilli     Local Canberra Stallholders

● Korbq:​ ​Chicken Waffle – ​Korean fried chicken in a waffle with melted cheese topped with parsley

● Donburi Station:​ ​Tokyo Taco​ – Fusion beef taco served with salsa and toppings on Japanese rice

National Stallholders

● Hoy Pinoy:​ ​Lechon​ – Boneless Hoy Pinoy style pig roasted over charcoal served on steamed rice  with atchara & sawsawan

● Gelato Messina:​ ​Bangkok Banana​ – Deep fried banana fritters, caramelised palm sugar, banana  gelato, coconut and lime chantilly, peanut crumble; ​Phuket Bucket ​- ​Condensed milk pudding,  condensed milk crumble, lychee and sala shaved ice, lychee gelato, rainbow jellies

● May’s Malaysian Hawker:​ ​Singapore Noodles ​- Stir fried rice vermicelli seasoned with curry  powder, bean sprouts, veggies and special soy sauce

● Wonderbao: ​Char Sui Bao ​- Traditional BBQ pork bun with soy based sauce

● Bangkok Street Food:​ Chicken and vegetarian tom yum noodles

● Calabang:​ ​Crispy Calamari​ and ​Foot-Long Potato Fries

● Twistto:​ ​Original Korean Twist Potato

● Flying Noodles:​ ​Fist of Fury -​ ​Mix of chicken and pork with flying noodles

● Teppanyaki Noodles:​ ​Yakisoba ​-​ ​Japanese style fried noodles

● Shallot Thai​: ​Crackling Pork Noodles​ – ​Roasted pork belly in caramelised sauce with boiled egg  noodles

● Satay Brothers: ​Teriyaki Beef Ribs ​-​ ​BBQ beef ribs basted in teriyaki sauce, served with Asian  slaw and choice of coconut rice or chips;​ ​Thai Loaded Fries ​- ​seasoned fries topped with chicken  bites, tom yum mayo, Thai herbs & chilli

● Waffleland: ​Lucky Fortune​ – F​reshly baked waffle stick drizzled with caramel syrup and lychee,  dusted with icing sugar with optional strawberries and ice cream; ​Cheeky Monkey​ – ​Freshly baked  waffle stick with peanut butter, ice cream, bananas, pretzels, caramel syrup and wafer sticks  with optional strawberries, warm nutella or melted chocolate

● Poklol x Puffle: ​Chichi Fries ​- ​Crunchy beer battered fries topped with your choice of bulgogi  beef, Korean fried chicken or chilli chicken with melted cheese, smashed kimchi, fresh and fried  shallots, topped with Japanese mayo and special Korean spicy sauce; ​KFC Puffle ​- S​weet and spicy  Korean fried chicken stuffed inside a signature cheese Puffle, topped with Japanese mayo and  shallots​; ​Cheeseburger Puffle ​- ​Chopped bulgogi beef patty mixed with melted cheese, drizzled  with Japanese mayo, mustard, sweet and spicy ketchup in a cheese Puffle

● Chur Burger: ​NOTORIOUS P.I.G ​-​ ​Crispy pork belly Asian slaw, pickled carrot, chilli caramel and  aioli

● Wok Master: ​Roasted Duck​ – Stir fried hokkien noodles with roasted duck in XO sauce

● Bao Brothers: ​Bao Easy 3 -​ Set of pork, chicken and tofu bao

Enlighten Festival 

Eat, see and explore as Canberra transforms for the annual Enlighten Festival from 28 February to 14  March. The autumn festival kicks off with The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets alongside the  Enlighten Illuminations, as architectural projections light up Parliament House, the National Portrait  Gallery, the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament  House, the National Library of Australia and Questacon (until 9 March).

Prepare to have your mornings brightened as the Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns from 7 to 15  March with hot air balloons filling the sky with a flurry of colour, sound and movement. Celebrate local  creativity as Lights! Canberra! Action! (6 March) shines a light on local film-makers and Symphony in the  Park (8 March) provides the perfect soundtrack to your sunset picnic.

Top off the festival by celebrating the city’s birthday at Canberra Day (9 March) and enjoy a flourish of  fireworks at Hit 104.7 Skyfire (14 March). Visit ​enlightencanberra.com​ for the full Enlighten Festival  program.



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