Feed your appetite for delicious Asian eats and then explore the Enlighten Illuminations precinct. Don’t leave without getting a taste of each of the following delights.
It's Tom Yum as you've never experienced before with Chinese Burger Funky Tots' Tom Yum Tater Tots (try saying that six times fast!). Slathered in Tom Yum mayo, chilli, coriander & lime, you won't be able to get enough of these bite-sized morsels.
Ever had the struggle where you can’t decide between your two great loves – pho and burritos? Same. Well struggle no more as Little Kyoto brings you a pho soup flavoured burrito. One to sample that authentic east-meets-west flavour combination.
What's an Asian-fusion feast without the mandatory cripsy pork belly dish? Look past the slightly sinister name and enjoy their salt and pepper pork belly, pickled slaw, chilli black bean mayo & pork cotton candy burger. Pork cotton candy. On a burger. What more could you want?
Local favourites What the Pho have been bringing authentic Vietnamese cuisine to Canberra for a while now, and we can say with absolute conviction that their Pho is not to be missed.
Fresh from the shores of Bondi Beach, Paella Del Mar (literally, 'paella by the sea') will be serving up their take on this Spanish classic. Our pick? The Paella Bombay - caramelised chicken & calamari, Indian curry leaves, cardamon and cinnamon infusion; brown rice topped with caramelised pineapple & fried shallots. Surf and turf with a twist.
We couldn’t do a must-eat list of the Canberra Night Noodle Markets without mentioning, well, noodles. Perhaps the most iconic of all the noodle dishes, Shallot Thai will be fulfilling all your flavourful and tasty stir-fried noodle needs.
The sweet cousin of the infamous chip on a stick, waffle on a stick loads your doughy delight with a range of toppings from the familiar (warm Nutella) to the unusual (lychee and caramel syrup) and the straight-up extravagant (peanut butter, ice cream, fresh bananas, pretzels, wafer sticks and topped with caramel – yes, we’re serious). If you’re concerned about how one stick could possibly have enough structural integrity to harness all these delicious flavours at once, we’re happy to report your tasty treat comes nestled in a cardboard container, hopefully preventing more than a few tears when it comes to dessert time.
The Canberra Night Noodle Markets will be running throughout Enlighten Festival from 1-10 March as part of Good Food Month. As a bonus, there’s no need to worry about loose change as all stalls are EFTPOS only.