Feed your appetite for delicious Asian eats and then explore the Enlighten precinct. Don’t leave without getting a taste of each of the following delights.
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.
For too long, fries have been associated with the French. Bao Stop have added shredded Peking duck and a hearty dose of Peking sauce to the familiar taste of fries for a guaranteed good time in your mouth. Plus, they’re gluten free, and are topped with spring onion, so I guess you can count it as a healthy treat?
You won’t find this burger anywhere else. The Brisbane and Sydney burger chain makes it’s Enlighten Night Noodle Markets debut, and they’re bringing their Japanese panko crumbed chicken with tonkatsu sauce, lettuce and togarachi mayo to celebrate.
From the mad scientists' minds at Gelato Messina come their latest concoctions, guaranteed to have you licking your lips and snapping your camera phones. This ball of deliciousness is created with deep fried spiced banana gelato, on a bed of mango pudding, drizzled with passionfruit. Goodness gracious, Great Balls of Fryer indeed.
We couldn’t do a must-eat list of the Enlighten Night Noodle Markets without mentioning, well, noodles. Perhaps the most iconic of all the noodle dishes, Malay Kitchen will be fulfilling all your flavourful and spicy fried noodle needs.
If you like your custard buns oozing and warm with eyeballs on top, have we got some good news for you. Let’s Do Yum Cha’s description of their custard buns is “come play with our buns... they’re cute and oh so lovable” and we’re happy to oblige.
Local favourites What the Pho have been bringing authentic Vietnamese cuisine to Canberra over at The Hamlet for a while now, and we can say with absolute conviction that their Pho is not to be missed.
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 (mango, shaved coconut, ice cream Violet Crumble bits, wafer sticks & drizzled with maple syrup & icing sugar – yes, we’re serious). If you’re concerned about how one stick could possibly have enough structural integrity to harness all these delicious favours 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 Enlighten Night Noodle Markets will be running throughout Enlighten 2017 from 3-12 March as part of the Canberra Times Good Food Month. As a bonus, there’s no need to worry about loose change as all stalls are EFTPOS only. The Markets will have extended trading hours on Fridays and Saturdays, giving you more time to sample the range of dishes on offer.
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