Hawker 88 Night Market reveals 2019 line-up

Hawker 88 Night Market reveals 2019 line-up

Durian ice-cream | Kimchi fries | Eating competitions

Wednesday nights in Melbourne are set to spice up when the Hawker 88 Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market on Wednesday 18 September 2019. Returning for a second year, Melburnians can enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of Asia at Melbourne’s favourite market.

The line-up of more than 20 food and beverage stalls includes a mix of returning favourites as well as a selection of fresh new street food traders. Returning favourites include:

  • Son in Law (Thai) – think cartoon fairy floss, cartoon mantou skewers with dipping sauce and spicy Thai fried chicken ribs.
  • Jom Makan Malaysia (Malaysian) – traditional nyonya fish served on rice and cheese mussels.
  • Miss Wonton (Vietnamese) – homemade wontons served with soft-shell crabs.
  • Drums Café (Sri Lankan) – authentic Sri Lankan curries on rice with kottu roti.
  • Kuya’s Simply Pinoy (Filipino) – grilled traditional pig on a spit with Filipino barbeque skewers and ube cakes.
  • Brick Lane Brewing Co. – offering a new seasonal brew, Razu, featuring fresh raspberries that is sure to surprise and delight.

New traders for visitors to enjoy include:

  • Durasia (Asian) – fresh cut durians and durian ice-cream.
  • Lui Boss (Korean) – Korean fried chicken, kimchi fries and beef or pork bulgogi.
  • Kobe Jones (Japanese) – dishing up Japanese pork ribs and grilled king prawns, plus a few mystery dishes.
  • Indo Mie (Indonesian) – offering mee goreng gokil (noodles served with fried chicken), Indomie telor kornet (mi goreng, corned beef and a fried egg) and mi goreng loaded fries.
  • Nepal Dining Room (Nepalese) – grilled momo (dumplings) and grilled chicken sekuwa.
  • Cocktails & Mocktails Bar – Flaming Mai Tai, Midori Maboroshi and Yuzu Gin & Tonic cocktails as well as Milo Dinosaur and Bandung mocktails.

Each week will see a different culture come alive under the Market’s iconic sheds with weekly themes and a matching program of live music and entertainment. ‘Mooncake Festival’ will kick-off the six-week season with traditional Chinese and Indonesian bands along with lion dancing and a mooncake eating competition. Week two will celebrate the ‘Malaysia Durian Festival’ featuring Malay and Dayak dancing, Malaysian music and a durian eating competition.

18 September: Mooncake Festival
9 October: Bali & Boracay Island Night
25 September: Malaysian Durian
16 October: Diwali Bollywood & Sri Lankan Night
2 October: Korea & Japan Festival
23 October: South East Asia Festival

FAST FACTS: 2019 HAWKER 88 NIGHT MARKET

  • When: Every Wednesday from 18 September to 23 October 2019
  • Time: 5:00pm–10:00pm
  • Where: Sheds K-L (Queen St to Peel St), Queen Victoria Market
  • Free entry with food and drinks available for purchase
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