Hawker 88 Night Market

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Another night market hits the Queen Vic Market to tide you over until summer

Wednesday nights in Melbourne are known for one thing and one thing only: Queen Victoria Market’s legendary Night Market. With the night market finishing up for the winter months, the Queen Vic has announced they will be bringing out another night market to tide you over until the warmer months.

The Hawker 88 Night Market brings Asian tastes, sights and sounds to the Queen Vic’s sheds. Running every Wednesday night until October 24, over 20 stalls will be set up to sell authentic street food direct from China, India, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia and Japan.

You can expect traditional dishes like Filipino barbecue, Korean pork belly, Malaysian satay, plenty of Indian curries and so much more. Drinks-wise punters can get amongst Melbourne’s new independent brewery Brick Lane Brewing Co. who have created a new craft beer for the occasion. The H88 will be a light-bodied lager that’s been made using a Japanese hop cultivar called Sorachi Ace, and it’s said to pair beautifully with all the delicacies sold at the Hawker 88 market.

And we know what you’re thinking. With such delicious food, it’s going to be extremely hard to find adequate seating at the (notoriously busy) market. But don’t worry, the Queen Vic has thought of that. Long communal tables will be set up around the sheds so you can enjoy your market eats with friends and family.  

As per usual, there will be market stalls selling plenty of weird and wonderful wares, as well as live performances and music to enjoy. There will also be karaoke, a photobooth and arcade games including pinball and claw machines. 

By: Rebecca Russo

Event website: https://qvm.com.au/
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