This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: La Niña Delayed the Noodle Markets Again

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: La Niña Delayed the Noodle Markets Again

Man, this La Niña business is no joke. Just over one month into Spring, she’s wreaking havoc on the East Coast of Australia. So much so that our beloved Sydney Night Noodle Markets have been postponed for a week due to the shitty weather conditions.

On October 7, the team behind the Noodle Markets made the call to wrap up attempts to run the event during the original dates of October 4 through to 9.

Via the website, the team shared the following:

We have made the decision to pause the Night Noodle Markets for a few days to allow the conditions to settle. The good news is that we will be reopening Wednesday 12th October and running through to Sunday 16th October. We can’t wait to see you next week for more deliciousness!

The weather forecast is predicting more showers across the remainder of this week, followed by some dry weather on Monday and Tuesday, so hopefully, the park has a chance to dry up in that time. There are, however, a couple of showers expected for Wednesday and Thursday.

In any case, the show will go on for food lovers. So, if you’re keen to visit the Sydney Night Noodle Markets for 2022, here’s everything we know.

Cameras and bellies at the ready.

What are the Night Noodle Markets?

Night Noodle Market Sydney 2022
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If you’ve never been before, the Sydney Night Noodle Markets is an Asian street food festival that is set up with all kinds of food vendors, live music and a bar or two.

It’s usually an annual event that gets extremely packed out with hungry visitors, but since COVID messed up our social scene, the festival has taken a two-year hiatus.

What can I eat while there?

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If you can cast your mind back to previous Night Noodle Markets, you may recall that venues like May’s Malaysian Hawker, Teppanyaki Noodle, Hoy Pinoy, Flying Noodles, Wonderbao, Gelato Messina, and Twistto often make an appearance – they’ll be back for the 2022 festival, too.

Joining the above is Bangkok Street Food, Shallot Thai, Roll Up, Raijin, Calabang, plus Redfern’s Donut Papi. Celebrity chef, Brendan Pang will also be bringing Perth’s beloved Bumplings dumplings to the event also.

If you’re thirsty, you can also head over to The Zero% Bar by Dan Murphy’s, which will offer freshly made non-alcoholic cocktails, Rekorderlig Cider’s Rekorder-land dome, where you can find fruit ciders, or the Gage Roads Brew Co beer garden. There will also be an adorable Aperol Spritz Kombi Bar on offer.

In short, there will be something available for everyone. And every bit of that something will be delicious.

When and where can we find the 2022 Sydney Night Noodle Markets?

After being postponed earlier in the year because of extreme rainfall, the Night Markets have been set for a six-night period, running from October 12.

The event is also moving from Hyde Park and will be held this year at Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills.

On the return of the event, Conor Farrell, Head of Night Noodle Markets, said:

“The Sydney Night Noodle Markets are such a highly anticipated event and after a two year hiatus we want to ensure everyone has the best time possible. October presents the most optimum conditions for the Sydney Night Noodle Markets to return, at its new location. We are so excited to bring them back this year, with a stellar line up of stallholders, partners and pop-ups.”

If you’re interested in dropping by, the festival is free and family-friendly, and it also welcomes dogs. You can read more here.

This article on the Sydney Night Noodle Markets has been updated since its original publish date. 

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