QVM Night Market!
Queen Victoria Suzuki Night Market (Wednesday nights, 5:30pm onwards, mid November – February)
513 Elizabeth St,
(03) 9320 5822
Ohhh how I love the Night Market!! I love the Queen Vic Market at the best of times, but the night market just takes it to a new level! There are hundreds of people around, for the food, the drinks, the shopping and the live music. It’s an incredibly lovely atmosphere, everyone’s smiling, and it’s just a fantastic way to spend a mid-week hump day night! Of course, my favourite part of the market is the food, so here are my find from my last visit to the night market – highly recommend you head over next Wednesday night and try some for yourself!!
First up, gozleme! A hand made, Turkish pastry filled with ricotta and spinach this time around, theses are fried and delicious! Sadly, there wasn’t quite enough filling in this one, but other than that, beautiful delicate pastry.
Next up, a very highly stacked arepa – a traditional Colombian, ground corn cake, topped with sausage, cheese, salsa, refried beans and guacamole. Little bit disappointed in the arepa itself – it was honestly a little flavourless, but the toppings were delicious and very plentiful!
The prawn pizza – wow! It was only a little pizza, but the prawns were enormous, fresh and soft, with loads of melty cheese, caked onto a fresh, thin base. Loved it!
Chicken and chorizo paella. Just got the one chunk of chicken drumstick, which wasn’t enough to share, and there wasn’t a heap of chorizo, but the flavour was absolutely flawless. This plate was literally licked clean.
Onto my favourite part: dessert. First up, Lebanese honey dumplings. Well, they were meant to be covered in honey. Once I got to the start of the line though, I discovered chocolate was an option as well. Without Sous-Jeff next to me to supervise, I went with the chocolate, plus some. These were the best things I ate all night, they were soft and doughy inside, and golden and crisp on the outside, smothered in delicious, melted, creamy milk chocolate. Will gladly forfeit dinner and just order 4 bowls of these next time.
And finally, the cupcakes – I am physically unable to leave the night market without one, but this time there were quite a few I wanted to try. Sous-Jeff, in his wisdom, suggested a few minis so I could try a bit of everything – great idea! While there are heaps of flavours to choose from, the bases are all the same, just a standard chocolate or vanilla. It’s the frosting that makes them special, and the frostings really are something to behold.
If you haven’t been to the night market recently, do yourself a huge favour and head in this Wednesday, the last one for this year’s season!!!