21 November 2013

Noodle Night Market - Melbourne First Time Ever

The Noodle Night Market, is a first time ever event at the Alexandra Garden, in Melbourne. This is already a popular annual event in Sydney for the last 15 years. It is however the first time that it opened in Melbourne, as part of The Age Good Food Month, from November 18 to November 30, from 5pm each weekday, and from 4pm on the weekends.

Alexandra Garden was transformed into a hawker style market with food stalls, a couple of drink bars and entertainments, mostly DJs with one exception that I notice; a Chinese Lion Dance troupe.

Food stalls are predominately Asian; Indian, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese. The drinks are represented by Coopers for beers and Yalumba for wines, but an interesting addition is the Rekorderlig Swedish Cider stall. Seems there is more to Sweden than Ikea.

Judging from the long queues at many of the food stalls, the crowd response for the night and the newspaper write-up of the event, it is highly probable that this event will be back next year.

There is also a small section of the garden that highlights lanterns in its many forms, size and colours. Position near the Yarra River, it also show off some of the best skyline views of the city.

The following photos are taken, standing at the river edge, taking in the view of Melbourne evening skyline and the happenings along the river.

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