Iconic Australian Night Noodle Markets are to set-up shop in Christchurch for the first time in February. For five nights, a range of high-quality food vendors will be offering delicious, authentic Asian meals from a hawker-style market based in North Hagley Park.
The inaugural New Zealand market will showcase over 20 local and international food stalls, including the renowned Melbourne-based Hoy Pinoy.
James Meehan, the chef behind Hoy Pinoy, will introduce Cantabrians to his signature Filipino barbecue skewers. There are two flavours on offer - chicken and pork belly - both served with rice and Achara (pickled papaya).
Christchurch favourites include Fusian at the Asiatique, Sasuke Japanese Restaurant and Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar.
Pot Sticker Dumpling Bar owner, Sally Willis, said it's exciting for Christchurch to have an event of this scale that is internationally recognised.
"The Night Noodle Markets will really add vibrancy to Christchurch - and help showcase local Asian cuisine. We pride ourselves on on being obsessed with dumplings, and we now have the perfect platform to put our money where our mouth is," said Willis.
Entry is free and food will range from $5 to $15 - cash only with two bars on site.