The Night Noodle Markets bring authentic Asian aromas and flavours to Alexandra Gardens for Good Food Month. For two weeks Asian hawker-style street food line the grassy lawns, with dishes from the likes of Longrain and Mamak. Think freshly made fluffy roti, sneaky Peking duck pancakes, Shanghai-style soupy dumplings, and mango pancakes for dessert. The markets open at 5pm, and we recommend you get down early to avoid queues.
Update, November 29: With figures on track for attendance to exceed that of Sydney's Night Noodle Markets, we have good news: the markets will return to Melbourne in 2014. Almost 300,000 punters went to the 12-year-old Sydney markets this year, and Melbourne is expected to surpass that.