Monday night after a big weekend, with little to nothing in the fridge at home to eat made for the perfect excuse to check out the Night Noodle Markets currently on at Southbank in Brisbane. Christian met me right after work at 5pm when things kicked off, and there were already crowds of people pouring through the front gates (perhaps all in a similar boat to us).
Passing through the entrance, under a canopy of colourful lanterns, the aromas immediately hit you. Our stomachs growled with excitement! With so, so many stalls set up it was incredibly difficult to pick a starting point. We settled on the most logical, starting at the front of the grounds and working our way around.
Music pumped at the individual bars set up, including a live DJ at one. Staff from The Fox Hotel wandered about taking drink orders for those lucky enough to nab a seat, and the sun slowly started to sink a midst the onset of cloudy skies.
Delicious yum cha, Japanese pizzas, Pad Thai, skewered meats, tantalizing curries and a seemingly endless supply of gyoza all on offer – could our bellies stretch enough to try it all?
Needless to say, we left heavy like sumos.
This was certainly a great way to kick of Good Food Month, ahead of Brisbane’s annual festival. If you’re in town and you’re a fan of noodles and everything in between, then make sure you pay these markets a visit. You have until this Sunday 27th July before they pack all of the goodness up.
For more details, head to the Good Food Month website. While you’re there, be sure to check out all of the upcoming events that also extend to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.