It’s back! Get excited because the celebration of fantastic food and produce from around the region at the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets has kicked off and will continue until the 13th of March – with many of Canberra’s favourite eateries featuring as part of The Canberra Times Good Food Month.
Last year, I provided you with my top five tips for surviving and more importantly enjoying the Night Noodle Markets with children. This year, 10 Canberra restaurants will feature among the 25 plus stalls offering everything from baos to dumplings, skewers to ramen, chicken burgers and special cake smash desserts.
It appears that they have doubled the foot print of the market – this means less queuing, more eating – and definitely more tables and chairs to sit at which is always a bonus!
We really enjoyed the Adobo from local Canberra restaurant Kusina – tender beef, fragrant rice and a simple salad of red onion and cucumber. This dish was easy for the boys to eat and contained everything that they were familiar with.
And who doesn’t love a gyoza from Zagyoza? Mr Moo’s favourite were the pork and the Little Dude’s favourite was the pumpkin. I found that the one’s I had needed a little more sauce.
I think my favourite dish from opening night was the fried chicken drizzled with kewpie mayo and sweet and spicy tonkatsu sauce from Everybody Loves Ramen. It was crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside and there was just the right amount of sauce!
We finished off with Mr Moo’s favourite dish of the night – the meat skewers from HonPinoy BBQ. At $12 for two skewers, we discussed with other patrons how we thought that it was a little pricy. But there is just something about BBQ’ed meat on a stick that couldn’t be passed up.
I think the chicken was easier for the little one’s to eat. The pork skewer was pretty fatty – although without the fat, the meat would have been dry after BBQ’ing.
Good Food Month goers are encouraged to #jointhefeast on social media by posting photos on Instagram of their incredible feasts. This may include a baking extravaganza, a picnic, a dinner party at home, a Good Food Month event or anything in between. Five winning photos shared using the #jointhefeast hashtag will be picked by the Good Food Month team with the winners taking home double passes to a Canberra Good Food Month event*.