A new collaboration between Wonderbao and Chamil Kelly, former head chef and manager of Wonderbao, Mantou made its debut appearance at the 2015 Melbourne Night Noodle Markets. Kelly came up with the DIY concept of combining buns with other flavours and meats. These flavour combinations were created together with Matti Fallon, former chef of DuNord and Huxtable, and focus on Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean flavours. [caption id="attachment_10705" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Mantou - Soft Shell Crab, Japanese Seven Spice, Rice Wine Pickled Root Veg, Kimchi Mayonnaise $14[/caption] First up was the Soft Shell...

Normally seen servicing markets and festivals, Pierogi Pierogi occasionally participates in pop-ups in bars and pubs. The colder weather has marked the slowing of the market and festival season, so Pierogi Pierogi now has more time for kitchen takeovers, including this one-day pop-up at the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood. No marks for guessing what they specialise in. People visit them for their pierogi! But apart from these Polish dumplings, Pierogi Pierogi were also offering soups, sides such as Polish pickled cucumbers and hand made sausages, and also brought along...

Food Truck Park, put together by the Australian Mobile Food Vendors Group (AMFVG) and making a recent appearance at the Coburg drive-in cinemas, camped out in Richmond for the first time. The popularity of food trucks is booming; with so many to try and numerous vendors gathering in one place at the same time, how much more convenient can you get? The first day of service was a cold and wet one, but there were many punters taking a gamble with the rain, huddling under umbrellas while waiting for...

Billy and Max are the couple behind Babaji's Kitchen, bringing Indian street food to the markets of Melbourne. Max formerly ran a restaurant back in India and has brought with him his skill and experience. Here, one might find dosa, kebabs, samosas and salads. I visited on the last day of Queen Vic Market's night market, and the place was buzzing. I quite enjoy a good dosa - the lightly-fermented rice flour and lentil pancakes that can be enjoyed with curry and/or filled with yummy things. Today I tried...