Why you shouldn’t miss Melbourne’s Night Noodle Markets

Why you shouldn’t miss Melbourne’s Night Noodle Markets

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/19/2019

Reading time: 3 mins

Satisfy your tastebuds at Melbourne’s annual Asian food market!

From the 7th of November until the 24th, Birrarung Marr comes alive with herds of savoury, sweet and spicy street-food stalls. Offering delightful meals from China, Vietnam, Japan, and countless other Asian countries.

The Details

During November, the Noodle Market runs from 5 pm until 9 pm from Sunday until Tuesday, 10 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and 11 pm every Friday. Entry is free, with the markets a cash-free place, only accepting all major cards for payment.

Savoury Foods to Try

  • Drumplings

    For a truly unique tasting meal, head to the Drumplings stall. The dumplings here look like regular dumplings, but they contain a wide range of unusual flavours. From cheeseburger, mac’n’cheese, beef rendang and pepperoni pizza, satisfy a range of food cravings in one go!

  • Mr Miyagi

    Enjoy some mouth-watering popcorn chicken pieces at the modern-Japanese diner stall. is serving with ramen noodles, spicy Japanese mayo, edamame and golden fried shallots. It’s topped with tomato tempura crumble and served in an edible waffle basket.

  • Bao Brothers

    Bao Brothers serve contemporary Asian style dishes which focus on delicious. The Bao provided range from chicken, seafood, pulled pork, to delicious veggie. Making sure even the fussiest eater will enjoy at least one of these baos!

  • Flying Noodles

    For an insta-worthy dish, don’t miss the Flying Noodles stall. Offering noodle dishes that are served with the noodles suspended above the bowl with the “floating” chopsticks. Guaranteeing yourself a magical photo for your noodle market adventure!

Sweet Desserts not to Miss

  • Gelato Messina

    Messina Ice-cream is famous in Australia, first opening in Sydney expanding once its line got too long for just one store. The store has created unique Asian styled desserts for the occasion, bringing together traditional foods with Messina’s modern take to them. Noteworthy desserts include the Phuket Bucket, a serving of deep-fried banana fritters and banana and coconut gelato, as well as the Bangkok Banana, which is a Thai milk tea cheesecake sandwiched an Italian meringue.

  • Kumokumo Souffle Pancakes

    These Japanese Souffle Pancakes are almost too beautiful to eat, but that won’t stop us! The pillowy, thick pancakes are topped with a range of flavours to choose from, such as tiramisu, caramel, or even whipped cream.

  • Waffleland

    If you’re short on time, don’t skip out on dessert, but simple head to Waffleland for dessert to eat on the move. The stall serves a variety of waffles on a stick, from chocolate drizzled delights, to tasty maple syrup flavours.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.