Romaine calm and carrot on dear vegetarians and vegan, there are more plant-based options than ever at Perth’s Night Noodle Markets this year. From Korean fried cauliflower (pictured) to teriyaki tofu bao-gers , the options are truly radishing for all the vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians out there. Catch all the green-goodness at the Night Noodles Markets, 25 March- 5 April, Yagan Square.
Bangkok Street Food | Tom Yum Noodle (Vegetarian)
Wok this way! Packed with the spicy and sour flavours of lemongrass, ginger and garlic, the taste-makers of Bangkok Street Food have put the yum into Tom Yum. While this vegetarian dish is en-Thai-erly delicious, vegans can also tuck into Bangkok Street Food’s plant-based Spring rolls. Smash solo or share, we won’t judge.
Bao Brothers | 3zy Duz It, Loaded Sweet Potato Fries, Korean Fried Cauliflower (All vegan)
May we have your attention please? Bao Brothers are the OG plant-based hustlers, and at the Night Noodle Markets, they have created a one-stop vegan and vegetarian shop. Pull up for the 3zy Duz It trio of tofu bao, where creamy tofu is cooked to perfection – soft, silky with an ultra-light crisp coating. If you like bao buns and you cannot lie – especially when they’re so fluffy and delicate and steamed to perfection, then these are the buns for you. Also, make sure you don’t go past an order of the Loaded Sweet Potato Fries; crispy sweet potato, plum ketchup, Kewpie mayo, fresh shallots and toasted sesame seeds or the Korean Fried Cauliflower that’s covered in a chilli glaze and sesame seeds. Because all dishes are vego-friendly, they don’t contain any notorious P.I.G.
Calabang | Long Potato Fries (Vegetarian)
A fry that’s [nearly] as long as your arm? Um, yes please! A serve of these Long Potato Fries is huge, so grab your mates to share the love. So good as a side dish for other Night Noodle Markets favourites, these crisp, hot and hearty fries are the ultimate comfort food.
Donburi Station | Osaka Noodles and Gyoza (Vegetarian)
At Donburi Station, you’ll be saying never let me gyoza, because you’ll be wonton more. They are a Night Noodle Market favourite! For their Osaka Noodles, they add Japanese noodles to a wok, toss them with loads of veggies and a teriyaki-like sauce. It’s smoky, delicate and delicious. Their vegetarian Japanese fried dumplings have the perfect combo of crunch, softness and bold flavour. They really are all that, and dim sum.
Hoy Pinoy | Inihaw Na Mais, Grilled Corn (Vegetarian)
Follow your nose to Hoy Pinoy – they truly are the Filipino BBQ grill masters! At the Night Noodle Markets, they will be making all vegetarians’ stomachs rumble with their Inihaw na Mais. It’s a dish of grilled corn, coconut cream, desiccated coconut and chilli. Bite into that succulent corn, let the coconut cream and chilli run down your hands – this is a dish that is too good to eat with restrained table manners!
Lucky Chans | Smashing Pumpkin Bao and Jackfruit Dumplings (both vegan)
Jackfruit is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to being a fruit that acts like meat. It’s often found in vegan ‘pulled-pork’ recipes as it’s meat has a similar texture to that of slow-cooked pork. The Jackfruit on its own doesn’t have much flavour, but it is amazing at absorbing spices and herbs. You are going to be blown away by these handmade jackfruit dumplings from Mrs Chan! Upon request, Lucky Chans’ Smashing Pumpkin Bao can be made vegan as well. That’s a light-as-air fluffy bao parcel filled with coconut & lemongrass curried pumpkin, topped with harissa yoghurt. YUM.
Raijin Noodles & Dumplings | Tofu Tatsuta Noodle (Vegetarian)
Raijin is the Japanese Thunder God – and you’ll be wanting their Tofu Tatsuta Noodles to rain on down from the heavens! It’s that good! Their divine seaweed stocked soy is used to marinate tofu, and then they coat it in 100% potato starch (that’s the cooking method of “tatsuta”). Next, they deep-fry the tofu and serve it on top of their house-made soy tahini-based saucy noodles. You’ll be Raijin mad not to order this powerful dish.
@Roll Up | Roti Dippers
Roll up, roll up foodies of Perth! Do we have some good news for you. Roti Dippers are the in-thing and @Roll Up will be bringing their little flatbread delights to the Night Noodle Markets for you to devour. Dip your roti into the divine satay peanut sauce that accompanies it, open mouth, bite down and enjoy. Or try the Vegetable Roti Roll – fluffy, flaky pastry wrapped around tofu, mixed salad, onion, carrot and home-made peanut sauce. We think you’ll agree it’s complete satay-sfaction!
Teppanyaki Noodles | Yakisoba, Japanese style fried noodles (Vegetarian)
Eating Yakisoba feels like a big, warm hug for your insides. Smokey, silky and oh-so-delicious, Teppanyaki noodles are swished around a piping-hot wok, coated in Yakisoba sauce, and finished with a garnish of pickled ginger, dried goodies and a squiggle of mayo. Delish.
Shallot Thai | Thai Vegetable Spring Rolls (Vegan)
These all-time Thai classics are stuffed full of vegetables and fried just the way you like them. Enjoy as a starter, a side or as a dish of their own because Spring rolls really are the perfect treat at the Perth Night Noodle Markets.
Twistto | Original Korean Twist Potato (Vegetarian)
Twist and shout foodies! Twistto is back at the Perth Night Noodle Markets. Twistto’s hand-cut potato pieces are stretched into a 35cm long in a spiral shape, cooked in oil with secret house batter and finished off with carefully blended flavours. One crunch will have you singing!
Wonderbao | Fried Tofu Gua Bao and Choi Bao (Vegetarian)
Well, it’s a-bao-t time we got to Wonderbao. Favourites at the Night Noodle Markets, enjoy their mouth-watering fluffy parcels packed full of flavour. These wonderful bao wizards will be serving up not one, but two options for all you wonderful lean, grean, plant-based eating machines. The Tofu Gua Bao is filled with tofu, pickled daikon and nori, then covered in okonomiyaki sauce. While Choi Bao is stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, tofu and loaded with veggies. Bao chicka wow wow! Those are some tasty vegetarian treats!
We won’t beet around the bush noodle lovers, come on down to Night Noodle Markets and you’ll be in a plant-based utopia! Sizzling, smoking, and steaming at our new home, Yagan Square, from 25 March- 5 April, entry is free and stalls are cashless, so don’t forget your cards for all purchases. Keep up to date with all things Night Noodle Markets by joining the Facebook event page and following us on the @goodfoodmonth Instagram account.
Perth Night Noodle Markets: 25 March- 5 April, Yagan Square
Monday – Wednesday: 5pm – 9pm
Thursday & Friday: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday: 4pm – 10pm
Sunday: 4pm – 9pm
Banner image: KFC, Bao Brothers