Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Night Noodle Markets

Last night we went to the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park. Probably the closest thing to compare it to is the Lantern Festival in Albert Park except it is open Mon- Fri for most of the month of October and it is all about the food! A blog I discovered recently does the overall experience far better than I could and with amazing photos too.

We had a good time marveling at the organisational skills that see the tents pop up ready at 5pm each day and the huge selection of food. I had utterly delicious Honey chicken and not so great Pad Thai and Luke had his generic favourite sweet and sour pork and a steamed pork bun. Can you tell he misses eating pork at home?

The highlight of our evening was the freshly squeezed lemonade and the dutch pancakes with fresh strawberries and chocolate syrup. Dutch pancakes are made with a griddle shaped like mini muffin tins that are heated producing round puffed pancakes - related to me by Luke as I was guarding our table.
This was followed by an examination of the Archibald fountain in the park, then we were homeward bound with very full bellies.

1 comment:

Penny said...

Man - I shouldn't read these things before lunch! It all looks good and I'm hungry. How can you choose just one thing?!