Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Night Noodle Markets - # 2

The 2nd last night of the Night Noodle Markets, I couldn't imagine a better way to spend it than with food blogging friends old and new. In total there were about 11 of us (Jacky, Julia, Helen, Rebecca, Kathryn, Jen, Nicky, Ben, Tiff , Anna and I).
I got there straight after work and helped Helen and Rebecca save some good seats while we waited for the others to arrive. I know that some people are of the view that the noodle markets are a bit expensive for what you get, but at the end of the day this only happens once a year and is something a bit different.

I didn’t mind the crowds tonight; it was great to see the park filled with so many people. The music, lanterns and smells created an electric atmosphere.

At 10 past 5 seats were already starting to get filled

I think these were from Bungalow 8?

There was also a pie shop with pies full of Thai fillings

Wagamamas sweet potato chips with a basil, mayo & wasabi dressing

I bought an entree box from Thai Power which had a fishcake, satay stick & the biggest curry puff ever

Julia had this unusual little tube of bamboo that was filled with sticky rice and then steamed, she said that it was quite nice but difficult to eat because the fork given was too big

I took Lils advice and tried the Thai style pork sausages with papaya salad and fried sticky rice from Banana Blossom. Helen highly rated the rice ball but the papaya salad was the big winner for me! (you have to try look beyond the gigantic lettuce leaf jumping out of the box).

9:00pm - Sugar Hit @ Sofitel Wentworth:

At 8:30pm the 6 remaining foodies headed off to the Sofitel Wentworth for a sugar hit.

We started with a glass of Brown Brothers Botrytis Reisling

Chocolate assiette - a delicious tasting plate consisting of:

white chocolate crème brulee, a berry & milk chocolate terrine and a Valrhona bitter chocolate parfait and praline.

The Verdict? It was well worth the wait and $15! We finished in record time and contemplated on doing another 2 sugar hits in the same night (but decided against it....maybe next time).

I even tried to scrape the chocolate off the plate

Thank you for such a lovely evening ladies, I enjoyed your company immensely (you all have such bubbly personalities!) happy eating and keep blogging.


I ended up getting home pretty late and instead of sleeping I stupidly stayed up to post photos. I think Hoi caught me sleeping on the train this morning (I assure you I don't do it often! haha but I could barely get out of bed).

Thank Goodness tomorrow is Saturday and Clerkship season for 2006 has come to an end.


Julia said...

It was so lovely meeting you and the others! A really enjoyable evening and we should all definitely do it again :-)

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

wow, i think you've definitely won the 'fastest post up' award!

it was a great nite. nothing like hanging out with fellow foodies to make you feel all warm and gooey inside :)

PiCkLeS said...

Julia: for sure!

Helen: yes, just like sticky rice =)

Anna said...
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Anna said...

pickles, it was a pleasure.

hope you can locate some asafoetida powder!

kathryn said...

Hi there pickles, lovely to meet you last night. You were very surreptitious about taking all those photos, but they came out really well. Hope to see you again soon.

m1ng said...

hmm..i was thinking of going there last night due to staying back for work, opted for a roast chicken from woolworths instead :)

NfOrCeR said...

mm nice photos :)

re: the bamboo filled rice. did julia untie the strings or jus let it intact and ate with the fork?? That might've been why the fork was too big.....

if not, then my bad ;)

PiCkLeS said...

Anna: Thanks for the tip! will let you know how it goes

Kathryn: I'm sure we will!

Ming: Noooo! have I taught you nothing?!?

Joel: err good point we didn't think of that ehheh