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Adelaide Restaurants And Performers Converge For Night Noodle Markets

The highly anticipated Night Noodle Markets begins tonight in Adelaide (bring on the noodles, dumplings and gyoza) and now you can check out all the restaurants and performers joining in on the party

Some of Australia’s best Asian restaurants will be joining forces with exciting international performers to bring Adelaide’s first Night Noodle Markets to life from tonight until 4 October.

The Adelaide Night Noodle Markets brought to you by Good Food Month, in association with Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival will treat diners to performances by the likes of the Japanese Taiko Drum Group, 14-piece Indonesian gamelan orchestra Sambasunda and Fusion Beats Bollywood.

Taking place over 11 nights, the Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct and Station Road will be transformed into a fun festival atmosphere. With 21 amazing Night Noodle Market stalls confirmed to join over 40 performers, this will be an exciting addition to the popular OzAsia Festival.

Confirmed performers at the Night Noodle Markets include:

Adelino Angklung
Chinese Arts School of SA
Chinese Lion Dancers
Chinese Welfare Services of SA
Dodi Drumming Group
Fusion Beats Bollywood
Hindustani Music Group
Indonesian Quartet
Japanese pop rock group
Kalalaya Music Group
Kalalaya Pom Pom Dancers
Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker
Mudra Dance Academy
Ondel Ondel
Paradise of Cantonese Opera (SA)
Risky Summerbee
Samba Sunda
Samurai Warrior
Taiko Drum Group
Talempong Quartet
Temple of Fine Arts
West Java Rampak Kendang

As market goers absorb the dazzling sights and sounds of OzAsia’s roving performers and watch exciting stage performances, they will be able to sit back and enjoy dishes from the noodle stallholders, both local and interstate.

Joining the gathering of local gems including Kopi & Kitchen, Mai Kitchen and Tammy’s Meat Rolls will be interstate favourites such as Filipino barbecue merchants Hoy Pinoy, Japanese fusion street food vendor Everybody Loves Ramen, as well as N2 Extreme Gelato.

For the Asian cuisine diehard, there will be vegan dumplings, pork dim sims, pork yakisoba, barbeque pork buns, chilli crab baos, ramen tacos, teppanyaki and gyoza just to name a few. For those with a sweet tooth there will be caramel and lychee waffle sticks, Nutella-filled baonuts, mango salted coconut chia puddings and N2 Extreme Gelato’s inventive Ferrero Reveal and Brokeback Moment also on offer.

The sponsors and partners for the Night Noodle Markets will be transforming the spaces in and around the Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct into glorious destinations for market goers to enjoy the full experience of food, entertainment and atmosphere.

The Coopers beer garden themed “ale and spice” will offer diners a comfortable and welcoming place to sit and enjoy the market dishes, and test the theory that Coopers’ ales enhance the spice flavours in different foods.

In keeping with the fun and vibrant street atmosphere, Adelaide Casino is proud to showcase the world’s fastest growing and most popular Asian-themed game, Baccarat, via specialist ‘learn to play’ tables in the Coopers Beer Garden. Adelaide Casino’s very own Madame Hanoi will also have a food stall at the markets where festival goers can enjoy chef Nic Watt’s unique and flavoursome Vietnamese cooking.

For those wanting a little vino, Yalumba Wine are unveiling The Vine Room at the Night Noodle Markets where visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy some of South Australia’s much-loved wines within a pop-up cellar door.

“With OzAsia and our first Night Noodle Markets launching tonight, we are so excited to be a part of this amazing event that brings together people to celebrate culture, diversity and of course, good food,” Head of Food, Fairfax Events James Laing said.

Adelaidians and visitors are encouraged to #jointhefeast on social media by posting photos on Instagram of their best feast. The photos could be of a dumpling making venture, a picnic, a dinner party at home, a night at Noodles or anything in between. Up to two winning photos – shared using the #jointhefeast hashtag – will be picked by the Good Food Month team with the winners rewarded with a VIP night at Noodles*.

The Night Noodle Markets will run from Monday to Wednesday 5pm-9pm, Thursday and Friday 5pm- 10pm, and on weekends the excitement will kick off at noon until 10pm Saturday, and 9pm Sunday. Entry is free.

Key festival dates include:

● Night Noodle Markets: 24 September to 4 October

● OzAsia Festival: 24 September to 4 October

● OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival: 27 September

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