The Night Noodle Markets, as part of Sydney's Good Food Month, gets bigger and more popular each year. Visiting on a Monday night, I was still surprised at just how many people there were roaming around Hyde Park in search of a good feed.
My aim this year was to try places that I have never tried before. First stop was Wonderbao which I had heard lots about and also had one of the longest queues. We got the 1 x Braised Pork belly, 1 x Twice Cooked Pork Belly bao and 1 x Nai Wong Bao (egg custard bao)....and the verdict? Amazing! The pork belly baos are on par to the ones I had at Momofuku recently. Great combination of flavours and the pork belly is to die for. The egg custard bao was not as gooey as I would have liked it on the inside, but still of very high quality.
We followed the smoke and ended up at Hoy Pinoy, another Melbourne institution, who were serving up ginormous Filipino chicken and pork skewers. By the time we got there, only the BBQ Chicken variety was left. I'm not sure what made it Filipino but the skewers were delicious. The meat was very tender and the marinade extremely tasty. We finished it off in a flash.
The next stop was Poklol, serving up Korean fusion. Whilst the Korean Freid Chicken was tempting, we opted for the KBBQ Tacos (1 with Bulgogi Beef, and the other with Chilli Pork). The tacos came with a generous serving of Kimchi slaw and spicy mayo and was very, very flavoursome.
Our final stop was to be Messina, but sadly they had closed shop :( Will have to wait till next time!
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