One of my favorite things about living in Melbourne is the number of festivals and other activities happening at any given time. Specifically, I appreciate the focus on food festivals. This month the Night Noodle Market has taken up residence along the Yarra River in Birrarung Marr, the park that lies between Federation Square and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. We went to the same market last year a few times and really enjoyed it! Happily, this year seemed even bigger than last year, with more pop up bars, entertainment, and food stalls.
Loved this bar but it was impossible to get a seat anywhere in the park, let alone on the "rooftop".
First up was Pad Thai from a restaurant in the suburbs. I was a bit disappointed to find out that they don't deliver in the city, as it was the best Pad Thai I've had in Melbourne. Looks like we'll have to venture out to the 'burbs!
Next we had some chicken wings and then headed over to a barbecue stand for some skewers.
Not only was the food amazing, but I love the decorations at this particular event. It felt very fresh and spring-like while still sticking to the Asian food theme.
And a couple more bars: