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Sydney Night Noodle Market – What’s Vegan?

The Good Food Month is here and the Night Noodle Market is on again! From 5 – 22 October 2017 Hyde Park is going to be full of hungry crowds and delicious food. “If only they have more vegan dishes”, says every vegan foodie!

I have to say that although it’s not very vegan-friendly, you can certainly find something there. I used to love going to these types of events back in my pre-vegan days and I see no reason to stop. My motto is “you always find something!”

Anyway, if you’re planning to go to the noodle market with your friends and wonder what plant-based options are , I’ve reviewed all the vendors’ menu so you don’t have to waste time checking the menu of the stallholders that don’t serve vegan foods.

I’ve tried to be as thorough as I can but as this is simply a review of all the menus, please check with the vendors to confirm that they are indeed vegan.

For all item marked with asterisks (*) – make sure to specify no egg, ghee or fish sauce or check for their absence just to be sure.

BANGKOK STREET FOOD

Pad See Eew *


BITE CHEW DRINK

None


BLACK STAR PASTRY

None


CHAT THAI

Mango Sticky Rice – Fresh-cut mango with salty coconut cream, mung beans and sweet sticky rice

Pad Thai Vegetarian*


CHEFS GALLERY

None (pretty disappointed with this, they actually do have vegan dishes in their restaurant)


CHINESE DIM SUM KING

Vegetarian and mushrooms dumplings*

Vegetable Spring rolls

Red Bean Buns*


CHUR BURGER

None


CHUR-KEN

None


CLOUD THIEF (Formerly Bao Stop)

None


DIN TAI FUNG

Vegetarian Dumpling*

Vegetarian Spring Roll*

Sweet Buns*


DONBURI STATION

Vegetarian Gyoza*

Edamame


GELATO MESSINA

None


HANOI STREET VENDOR

Vegetarian Spring Rolls*
Lemongrass tofu – with mushroom vermicelli noodle


HARAJUKU GYOZA

Long fries Deep fried long fries with salt
Raindrop Cake* (I actually had this in their restaurant and it was confirmed vegan. However, I believe this comes with green tea ice-cream so check if they can omit it)


HOUSE OF CRABS

None


HOY PINOY

None (unless you fancy eating just rice)


INDU

Garam Masala Eggplant Dosa Garam masala eggplant dosa, bitter melon, beetroot coconut cream*


LET’S DO YUM CHA

The vegetable dumplings are vegan


LITTLE KYOTO

Yakisoba Japanese fried noodles*


MAMAK

Roti Pisang Roti with freshly sliced banana*
Roti Canai Original roti with vegetarian curry*


MAYS MALAYSIAN HAWKER

Char Kway Teow Flat rice noodles stir-fried over high wok fire with Chinese chives, bean sprouts and special soy*


MONTANITA

None


MR BAO

None


NUTIE DONUTS

All the ice creams sammies and bentos vegan. For the donuts, the vegan options are:
– snickers
– couch potato
– blueberry pie
– pandan taro
– deluxe mango coconut nest

P.S. Everything is gluten-free too


ONE TEA LOUNGE

Matcha Baoger sliders without Green Tea Mayo

Ramen Sliders do contain egg content along with the green tea mayo has dairy content however the ramen tofu sliders are fine for vegetarians.

They also have served vegetarian customers our Waffle Fries without the duck but includes the housemade Spicy Hoisin sauce


POKE BEAR

Sweet Potato Poke Bowl is Vegan as standard


POKLOL

None


PUFFLE

None


SATAY BROTHERS

None


SHALLOT THAI

Thai Vegetable Spring Rolls*


SPANTHAI

Fresh mango & sticky rice with coconut sauce

Pad see-iew (ask for vegetarian option)*

Vegetable spring rolls & samosas*


TAIWAN NOODLE HOUSE

None


TEPPANYAKI NOODLES

Yakisoba Veggie*


THAI RIFFIC

Vegetable Spring Rolls*


THE BURMAN KITCHEN

None


THE RICE PANTRY.
Crispy Netted Vermicelli with Vegetarian option*


THE WAGYU

None


TWISTTO

Korean twist potato deep fried (the only product they sell and it’s vegan)


WAFFELAND

None


WATERMAN’S LOBSTER CO.

None


That’s it. Hope this list can help you navigate the night noodle market.

Again, for all the above item marked with asterisks (*) – make sure to specify no egg, ghee or fish sauce or check for their absence just to be sure.

It is my dream that the Good Food Month event will become more and more vegan-friendly in the future, but the only way for that to happen, I believe, is to attend the various events around this month and show that the demand is there. If all the vegans in Sydney go and say, “I wish you have more vegan options” I’m sure that would make a difference, perhaps?

Enjoy the good food month peeps!

Keren x

10 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    Thanks so much for putting this list together! Like you said, I always manage to find *something*, but this list is such a time-saver :)

  2. Keren
    Keren says:

    Aww, thanks for popping by Angela! Hopefully you can find some yummy food there. I always love this time of the month. Full of food events :D

  3. Vinita
    Vinita says:

    This is amazing! Thank you so much! Which stalls would you definitely recommend to check out? :)

  4. Leah
    Leah says:

    Thanks for putting this together. One Tea Lounge served me the Ramen burger after asking several times if it was vegan/contained egg :( It’s good to see you’ve now updated the list to reflect this.

  5. Keren
    Keren says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for the info! I’ve confirmed with Mamak that their rotis do indeed have eggs.
    Some Mamak overseas have vegan rotis which is why I wasn’t sure so thank you for your feedback! xx

  6. Keren
    Keren says:

    Aww that’s annoying Leah, but glad that you managed to get something. Hope you had a good time nonetheless.

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