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Friday, October 13, 2006

Good Food Month Night Noodle Markets, Hyde Park (Visit #2)

today special
Today's special: tiger prawn pancakes
(and note the decorative tiger stripes on the letters too)

Another visit to the Night Noodle Markets, this time with the shutterbugs from Sydney Photobloggers on Flickr.

And when Tracey said "but haven't you already been to the Night Noodle Markets?", I could only smile and look at the hubbub around me and say "but look at how many different stalls there are!"

night noodle markets

In less than a week, there were already changes evident from my last visit with Saffron. Three extra stalls had been set up on a short strip near Elizabeth Street, some stalls had swapped location and price drops were also noticed: Banana Blossom had caved in to market forces, reducing the price of their pork sausages from $9 to $7, and their ocean trout from $10 to $8 (their stall had been a little lonely and queueless that first week).

dimsum baskets
Scallop and chive dumplings from East Ocean

har gow
Har gow prawn dumplings from East Ocean

Benzin by Sailors Thai Canteen

Benzin was definitely a new arrival and having not yet had the chance to visit its Surry Hills premises, dinner from here seemed a logical choice (the lack of queues helped somewhat too).

Thai chicken with chilli sauce $7.50
from Benzin by Sailors Thai Canteen

Two pieces of chicken were laid upon a disposable bowl of white rice and then drizzled over with extra Thai sweet chilli sauce. The chicken was tender and the skin was lovely and crisp, barbecued to a caramelised black. It had the intensity of flavour from an overnight marinade in plenty of garlic, chilli, sugar and peppercorns. It was good...

Two stalls down. More to go.

The Night Noodle Markets are on Monday to Friday from 5pm-9pm until Friday 20th October.

Head to the Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park North, Hyde Park, Sydney
(where Market Street meets Elizabeth Street)

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GFM 2006: Sugar Hit #1 at the Park Hyatt Sydney
GFM 2006: Good Living Growers' Markets
GFM 2006: Night Noodle Markets
GFM 2006: Hats Off dinner at Becasse

GFM 2005: Good Living Growers' Markets
GFM 2005: Night Noodle Markets
GFM 2005: Spring Picnic
GFM 2005: Sydney Farmers' MarketGFM 2005: Sydney Food & Wine Fair

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posted by Anonymous on 10/13/2006 11:58:00 pm


  • At 10/14/2006 10:42 am, Blogger thanh7580 said…

    I've been sick the last two days and haven't visited you blog daily like I usually do. I come back and there are three posts already. The amount of food you get round to eating is truly amazing Helen. Where do you find the time and money? You must have a very high paying job.

  • At 10/16/2006 9:33 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    Good work noticing the tiger stripes on signage. It's all about the details.

  • At 10/18/2006 12:48 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi helen, love your blog! i visited noodle markets last night and was pretty wowed and uncomfortably full afterwards :) but were you not incensed at east ocean's har gaos going for $2 EACH?! i was so shocked when the girl at the counter told me i actually started laughing! and then quickly backed away. that's just ridiculous.


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