Mark it down in the diaries folks because Wednesday, March 22nd is an exciting day! It signals the return of the Night Noodle Markets, heading back to the beautiful Elizabeth Quay for ten glorious nights.
“Featuring 23 different food stalls blending Asian and Western cuisine, from spicy street foods to delectable desserts. Share the unforgettable night with friends and family as you savour the sights, sounds and tastes of the markets with an abundance of exclusive dishes.”
I have such fond memories of it from last year, when I made it along for a few delicious visits. Each afternoon I would catch the train home from Elizabeth Quay station and the air was heady with the tempting aromas of all the delicious Asian inspired goodness cooking just a stone’s throw away. It’s basically impossible to resist calling in, even just for a sticky beak at what’s on offer, but best of luck leaving empty handed, I struggled to!
Whilst there are plenty of West Aussies who’ll be dishing up the goods, like last year there’s a few East Coast visitors making the trek back across the Nullarbor. This means the much anticipated return of the Bao Stop crew.
Their Bao trifecta is heading back West and is sure to continue to be a total crowd pleaser!
- Braised Pork Belly Bao – Braised pork belly with Bao Stop’s hoisin sauce, fresh coriander, roasted peanuts, pickled mustard greens and Taiwanese mayonnaise
- Fried Chicken Bao – Taiwanese fried chicken topped with red sugar chilli jam, carrot, spring onion and Bao Stop’s signature chilli mayo
- Peking Duck Bao – Crispy skin Peking duck, crisp cucumber with spring onion and Peking sauce
Another favourite dish that’ll be returning, Peking Duck Fries – Fries with shredded peking duck and peking duck sauce. Really the ultimate in loaded fries, a completely indulgent mountain of deliciousness.
A new addition to the Markets line-up this year is Taiwan Noodle House.
This is the brainchild of the Bao Stop team, who came away from a visit to Taiwan completely inspired. Taiwanese style noodles just had to become a feature of their menu and to accommodate this, their new spin off is Taiwan Noodle House. They are very particular about carefully selecting authentic style noodles from highly regarded east coast producers. Both the menu description and the pictures have me looking forward to getting slurpy with these noodles!
Taiwanese hand pulled noodles topped with 5 spice beef broth, 16 hour cooked brisket, sui yuk crispy roast pork belly, char siu roast pork and steamed Chinese vegetables
Hard to say no to, particularly as the broth has been lovingly slow cooked for 16 HOURS! So there’s sure to be some real depth of flavour on the go and well brisket, pork belly and chai siu roast pork are ticking all the boxes! So definitely a newbie to keep in mind. They actually only debuted in Canberra recently and now they’ve made it to WA and are out to impress. I’m told that in Canberra they sold around 150 noodle bowls each night….. I suspect Perth will definitely up this record.
So bring on the noodle fun! Noodles for days!
Remember, the markets are cashless this year which means leave your cash at home and use any card you like to purchase food and drink at any and all food stalls and bars. Also your four legged friends are welcome to come with you to the market, so long as you follow the usual rules: keep them on a leash and controlled, and please stay 20 metres from food stalls.
Location: Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth
Date: 22nd March – 2nd April 2017
Mon-Wed 5PM – 9PM
Thurs-Fri 5PM – 10PM
Saturday 4PM – 10PM
Sunday 4PM – 9PM
Photo Credit: Forhill Digital
Please note that this is a sponsored post, however I genuinely cannot wait for the 2017 instalment of the Night Noodle Markets to kick off!