Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Every year the Queen Victoria Market Wednesday night market gets bigger and bigger. Changing its name from the Suzuki Night Makert just to Night Market it is open every Wednesday in summer showcasing music, food and various stalls for the festive people to come and enjoy a night out. Through rain and shine, it opens until the end of March and no doubt there is always people attending. Who could say no when you see crowds of people enjoying themselves!!
Of course the main attraction is all the food stores that open from 5pm - 10pm selling their signature dishes! This year there were a few stalls including Hammer and Tong, Hoy Pinoy, Mamak, The Meatball Company to name a few.
Hammer and Tong was where I stopped first as I am a sucker for soft shell crab. The crab was so crispy and the sauce was amazing. It was their signature dish and they were very efficient at mass producing the burger!
Next was dessert (had a huge dinner beforehand) and of course I went straight to the Dutch Pancake (poffertjes) stalls!!
Got my favourite flavour and I got maple syrup, icing sugar with vanilla ice-cream. It was like a cloud of pillows for my tongue! Keeping it simple is the way to go. Maple syrup may have been too sweet on its own but with ice-cream it takes that away and adds a refreshing taste in your mouth!
Finally had to try the creme brulee from the cart. As expected, I was serve by a really nice french lady who caramelized the sugar just before you buy it. Mine was a bit burnt in the middle though. The custard and the perfect caramelized areas made up for it and I was impressed with the quantity as well.
As my full tummy struggled to eat anymore I headed on home. I love going to the Night Market due to the atmosphere and enjoying food whilst catching up with friends. I would really recommend coming here to relax and enjoy the night.