Event: Night Noodle Markets
Location: Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Available: 10th Oct - 26th Oct 2014
If you all had not noticed from all my previous posts on my GFM, well, namely Let’s Do Dessert you must all think I love it a lot. And you’re not entirely wrong there. Why do I say that? Because Night Noodle Markets is probably one of the events held throughout this month that I dislike and avoid. Oh no, I did not just say that!?
I don’t know why, it just never really appealed to me all that much.
So, why do I find myself here blogging about it, which clearly, I had gone and indulged on something. Psh, hypocrite.
Get there at 5.30pm and you are still able to buy food without a queue! Get there any later than 6pm and you’ll be at least 20 deep, for the popular stands for sure.
|2 skewers $10 with rice +$3|
So, what made me stand in Hyde Park on a Wednesday night? HOY PINOY of course! These skewers would not go amiss with the smoke coming out of their stand. Skewers lined up on the grills, and I wanted to snap the array of skewers but were only met with a grey image. Ordering the pork belly, the meat basically tries to melt in your mouth (because we all know they cannot melt). It takes self-control not to go back and buy more.
|Gua baos $7 each | $20 for 3|
There was also no way I was walking away without trying wonderbao, I mean I was there anyway right? I tried the twice cooked belly, the bun soft, the pork tender and the cucumber and pickled vegies refreshing to counter balance the sweet hoisin sauce. Was that heaven I saw momentarily? Miss CC also had the tofu and it looked like an agedashi tofu sitting in the sweet, soft bun. She loved the silky bean curd.
“With these gua baos, who would buy traditional ones?!”
“Oh wait, I think someone just did …”
That, was awkward – we just hope no one heard us …
So, do you guys prefer traditional baos or gua baos? And do you enjoy the night noodle markets?