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
BLACK STAR PASTRY
Mango Sticky Rice – Fresh-cut mango with salty coconut cream, mung beans and sweet sticky rice
Pad Thai Vegetarian*
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*
CLOUD THIEF (Formerly Bao Stop)
DIN TAI FUNG
Vegetarian Spring Roll*
HANOI STREET VENDOR
Vegetarian Spring Rolls*
Lemongrass tofu – with mushroom vermicelli noodle
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 (unless you fancy eating just rice)
Garam Masala Eggplant Dosa Garam masala eggplant dosa, bitter melon, beetroot coconut cream*
LET’S DO YUM CHA
The vegetable dumplings are vegan
Yakisoba Japanese fried noodles*
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*
All the ice creams sammies and bentos vegan. For the donuts, the vegan options are:
– 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
Sweet Potato Poke Bowl is Vegan as standard
Thai Vegetable Spring Rolls*
Fresh mango & sticky rice with coconut sauce
Pad see-iew (ask for vegetarian option)*
Vegetable spring rolls & samosas*
TAIWAN NOODLE HOUSE
Vegetable Spring Rolls*
THE BURMAN KITCHEN
THE RICE PANTRY.
Crispy Netted Vermicelli with Vegetarian option*
Korean twist potato deep fried (the only product they sell and it’s vegan)
WATERMAN’S LOBSTER CO.
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!