I haven't visited the Night Noodle Markets since its debut year. The horror queues, stifling crowds and deficiency in seating areas (even bare grass) scared me off returning. After a venue change and better prepared event organisers and food stalls, the rumours of improved crowd mangagement coaxed me back in for a mosey around this extremely popular food festival. The Melbourne Night Noodle Markets this year featured 57 stalls, three bars, and a running time of 18 days. There was a mix of veterans like Hoy Pinoy and Wonderbao,...

This year marks the debut of the Night Noodle Markets in Melbourne, after many years of being run in Hyde Park in Sydney. Following the Night Noodle Markets in Sydney last month, Melbourne's version will run for two weeks, featuring around 30 food stalls. Whilst not quite as expansive as the one in Sydney, it was probably a good number for testing the waters. Knowing that the crowds would eventually make lining up only for the tenacious, we planned to arrive at 5pm. It had been quite a nice,...