Hawker 88 Night Market launches at Queen Vic Market this spring
Wednesday nights at Queen Victoria Market are set to continue to be the hottest place in Melbourne for food and entertainment, with the Market today announcing a new event, Hawker 88 Night Market.
Every Wednesday night from 19 September to 24 October, Hawker 88 Night Market will bring the tastes, sights and sounds of the Orient to Melbourne’s favourite market.
Step under the Market’s iconic sheds and be transported to the streets of Asia to feast on authentic street food from right across the continent, from China to India, Vietnam to Korea, and Malaysia to Japan. More than 20 street food stalls will sell traditional dishes such as Malay satay, Filipino barbecue, Indian curries and Korean pork belly. Long communal tables will provide the perfect place to share great food with friends and family.
Melbourne’s new independent brewery Brick Lane Brewing Co. are also marking the occasion by creating a special craft beer, fittingly named H88. Made using a Japanese hop cultivar Sorachi Ace, it will be a light-bodied lager that pairs perfectly with Asian cuisine. Over six weeks, visitors can explore different regions of the Orient through the five senses to learn more about their cuisine, culture and traditions. The weekly themes are Mooncake Festival, Durian Festival, Asian Festival, Filipino Festival, Bollywood Festival and Thai celebration.
The experience will be complete with the colours and sounds of authentic music and entertainment from each region. Traditional Lion and Bollywood dancers, Malaysian bands, Filipino singers, and K-Pop performers will take centre stage. There will even be karaoke for those game enough to show off their talent, plus eating competitions for those with the right kind of hunger! Market-goers can also look on in awe as the professionals demonstrate the crafts of mooncake and noodle making.
Inspired by the number eight – the luckiest number in Chinese culture – Hawker 88 Night Market will have 88 lanterns hung from the Market sheds, creating an intimate and colourful canopy. Market-goers can also shop for weird, wacky and wonderful wares from more than 20 Asian market stalls. With only one week left of the current Winter Night Market season, Melburnians can prepare themselves for a fusion of Asian flavours and fun as Hawker 88 kicks off on 19 September 2018.
Click here to check out the full line up of food, drinks, shopping and entertainment at Hawker 88 Night Market.
When: Every Wednesday from 19 September to 24 October 2018
Where: Sheds K-L (Queen St to Peel St), Queen Victoria Market