Brisbane's Night Noodle Markets return in 2022 to a new home

Gyoza dumplings from Raijin will be among the savoury snacks at this year's markets.
Gyoza dumplings from Raijin will be among the savoury snacks at this year's markets. Photo: Supplied

Mark your calendars, street-food lovers. After a two-year pause, the Night Noodle Markets are back – this year at a new location.

The event will run for 12 nights from June 15, with Hoy Pinoy, Flying Noodles and Wonderbao among the confirmed stallholders.

The new home for the 2022 Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi can be found down river, at the City Botanic Gardens.

Demochi Donut will offer Insta-worthy hybrid doughnut-meets-mochi desserts.
Demochi Donut will offer Insta-worthy hybrid doughnut-meets-mochi desserts. Photo: Supplied

Last held in 2019, this year's markets will transform the riverside grounds into an open-air hawker-style street-food festival.

The evening event will include live entertainment, lion dancers and stalls serving an array of sweet and spicy snacks and drinks.

Noodles, dumplings, bao and desserts will be on offer from local and interstate vendors, including May's Malaysian Hawker, roti masters Roll Up and Twistto Korean twisted potato.

Pork skewers from Hoy Pinoy.
Pork skewers from Hoy Pinoy. Photo: Supplied

Demochi Donut will bring the sweet stuff from Sydney with its Insta-worthy hybrid doughnut-meets-mochi desserts.

Pho-Real Vietnamese (from the team behind Wilston's Ming Ming's Kitchen) will make its market debut, with a menu of delicious northern Vietnamese fare.

And Brisbane's Stone & Copper will showcase a range of Indian-Nonya inspired dishes, including their popular bang bang butter chicken.

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Samantha Elliott, head of digital sales and marketing at Citi, says the markets celebrate local food culture. 

"Events like this give people an overdue opportunity to come together with family and friends to relax, catch-up, and reconnect," Elliott says.

Local legends Steamed will serve their steaming, scrumptious dumplings and dim sum alongside Teppanyaki Noodles, who will ensure your yakisoba fix.

A hearty Korean burrito from Latina Plant Power.
A hearty Korean burrito from Latina Plant Power. Photo: Supplied

Western Australia's Latina Plant Power will make an appearance too, offering vegetarian and vegan options. And expect calamari on a stick from Calabang, bao creations from Wonderbao and deep-fried Milo gelato and dulce de leche with peanut butter french toast from Gelato Messina.

Booze-free drinks promise to be big at this year's event, including non-alcoholic beer Heaps Normal, and non-alcoholic cocktails from Dan Murphy's Zero% Bar.

For those who prefer to indulge, Gage Roads Beer Garden and an Aperol Spritz Kombi Bar will offer plenty of alcohol options.

Pets are welcome at this year's event.
Pets are welcome at this year's event. Photo: Supplied

Patrons at this year's event will spend less time queuing thanks to a new mobile ordering system.

Technology from Mr Yum allows diners to scan a QR code to order and pay for items from multiple vendors in one transaction. An SMS is sent when orders are ready for pick up.

"It's guaranteed to be a great night out of feasting under the stars for friends and families," says the head of the markets, Conor Farrell.

Pets are welcome at this year's festival, and for those with furry friends, the Brisbane Night Poodle Markets will return, where you can get a professional snap of you and your pooch.

Dietary options including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and halal will also be catered for.

Entry is free but guests must register for a free ticket online at nightnoodlemarkets.com.au.

Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, 147 Alice Street, Brisbane, Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday June 26, Mon-Wed and Sun 5-9pm, Thu-Fri 5-10pm, Sat 4-10pm