– by Rebecca Harris
It has finally arrived! The Night Noodle Markets have finally hit Perth! And boy, did they leave an impression on Perth’s foodies! Presented by Citi, along with WAToday’s Good Food Month and Eat Drink Perth, the free, family-friendly, event celebrated the hawker street foods of Asia in style. With an impressive line up, including Masak Masak, Spanthai, Let’s Do Yum Cha and the Low Key Chow House.
Each stall, served approximately three dishes or more each, which undoubtedly represented the richness and unique flavours of oriental cuisine. Perth was fortunate to have the opportunity to sample the Eastern states, Hoy Pinoy. Definitely the star of the event, Hoy Pinoy’s lines were already bustling at the 4pm/5pm opening times. During my first visit to the Night Noodle Market, I felt magnetized towards Hoy Pinoy and stood in line, waiting to evaluate their pork belly skewers, glazed in savoury banana marinade (2 for $12). This was a combination that I’d never tried before and after one bite, I certainly got the surprise of my life! The pork and banana marinade were an unlikely marriage of uniqueness, which tasted exceptional.
Walking around all the other stalls, which were segmented into three main zones – I felt like a child at a fun fair. So many stalls with so many choices and I just wanted to try everything! As the hours went on, the vicinity became more crowded but this didn’t deter me. The overall atmosphere was pleasant. As a result, I ended up purchasing quite a lot of oriental goodness, such as dim sum; pad Thai, more skewers, iced tea and chicken wings, all ranging from $5 to $20. And I honestly have no regrets! I think it’s safe to say that the Night Noodle Markets were definitely a success and I’m sure Perth’s foodies will be expecting to see this event ahead in future years!
ADDRESS: Perth Cultural Centre, 47 James Street Mall, Northbridge, Perth, WA
OPENING TIMES: Weekdays 5pm & Weekends 4pm, 18-29 March, 2015
Photo Credit: @goodfoodmonth