Perth’s first Night Noodle Markets will open at Perth Cultural Centre tonight, marking the start of the City of Perth’s Eat Drink Perth festival and becoming the latest addition to the city's burgeoning street food scene.
The pop-up markets are modelled on Asian hawker-style markets, with some of Perth and Australia’s leading international restaurants among the stallholders.
Cuisines on offer include Korean, Thai, Chinese Vietnamese, Filipino and Japanese.
Print Hall’s Apple Daily will serve its ever-popular spicy chicken wings, roast pork belly and smoked ocean trout, Leederville’s Low Key Chow House will be serving Mantou buns with pork shoulder two ways, while Lansdale’s Banana Leaf Filipino Cuisine will serve up spicy fish salad and pork bbq with rice, among other dishes.
Victoria’s Shallot Thai, Pasar Malum and Let’s Do Yum Cha are among the stallholders, while Queensland’s Tepinyaki Noodles will also make an appearance.
Beverage partners include South Australian beer icon Coopers Brewery, Yalumba wineries and Thatchers Cider.
The Night Noodle Markets will run until March 29 and are presented by Citi in association with the City of Perth.
Citibank customer franchise managing director Linda Duncombe said the bank was excited to support the event.
“This is a testament to the growing food and wine industry in Australia and we are proud to be the national presenting partner of Australia’s largest food festival,” Ms Duncombe said.
The Night Noodle Markets follow the wild success of the Twilight Hawkers Market, which has been running in Forrest Place since 2011.
Other popular food markets in Perth include the Mt Hawthorn hawkers market, the TGIF Hawkers Market in Victoria Park and the Jull Street Twilight Markets in Armadale.
The City of Perth is also ramping up trials of food trucks, with 15 locations approved across the city.
There are nine food trucks involved in the trial, including Jumplings, JJ’s Sweet Bliss, Braised Bros, Eat no evil, Soul Provider, Comida do Sul, Smokin BBQ Bus, Guerilla Foods and Holy Crepes.
The food truck trial will run until the end of May.