If you’ve BEAN wondering what veggie and vegan dishes are available at the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets, don’t get CORNfused, we’ve created a list of our favourite plant-based dishes! From tofu bao to teriyaki noodles, from vegan ramen to roti rolls, you’ll find that being vegan or vego is a big missed steak at the Night Noodle Markets in South Bank this year. Enjoy!
Bangkok Street Food | Bangkok Noodle
If you’re en-THAI-rely into vegetarian food, then you’re going to get excited about this! Bangkok Street Food brings you their house speciality, Bangkok Noodle, and it’s so tantalisingly tasty you won’t want to leave one mouthful unaccounted for. It’s made with rice noodles, stir-fried with eggs, chopped tofu, and flavoured with tamarind pulp, served with roasted peanuts. They even have vegan spring rolls on the menu for full-throttle plant-based eaters. So why not add a serving to your Night Noodle Markets must-have-menu? We know you won’t regret it.
Bao Brothers Lil Diner | 3ZY Duz it and Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
HOLD UP! Bao Brothers Lil Diner is basically a one-stop vegan and vegetarian shop. So let’s break this one down. 3ZY Duz it – three tofu bao which can be made vegan on request. These guys specialise in gua baos, which is Taiwanese for steamed bun, so get amongst it. Their Loaded Sweet Potato Fries are infamously good AND completely vego-friendly as they don’t contain any notorious P.I.G.
Donburi Station | Osaka Noodles and Gyoza
Add fried Japanese noodles to a wok, toss them with loads of veggies and a teriyaki-like sauce, and what have you got yourself? A vege-licious noodle treat, foodie friends – that’s what! The Vegetarian Osaka Noodles from Donburi Station are here to satisfy all your noodle cravings. But, we have to be honest here – there’s dumpling you should know. Donburi Station doesn’t only serve noodles, there are Japanese fried dumplings on the menu too – and we’re never going to let them gyo(za).
Little Kyoto | Vegetable Yakisoba
Get ready, get set for a must-try noodle dish at the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets. The Yakisoba from Little Kyoto is out of this world! It’s made of noodles packed full of veggies (all the good ones) and tossed with a traditional sauce. Try one of these glorious bowls of goodness to understand why Yakisoba is one of Japan’s favourite street foods.
Hoy Pinoy | Inihaw na Mais (grilled corn, cheese glaze, kornik) and Kanin (Steamed rice topped with atchara [green papaya pickle])
Hoy Pinoy, the BBQ grill masters themselves, bring you two vegetarian delights – Inihaw na Mais and Kanin. Hoy Pinoy’s Mais will have you #droolemoji-ing all over the place. Think old-school grilled corn cob, drizzled in a creamy cheese sauce. Kanin is a versatile steamed rice dish served with atchara. It’s tasty-as and can accompany just about any Night Noodle Markets meal.
Chu the Phat | Wakame Noodle, Pickled & Fermented Vegetables
Wakame me up before you go-go! Chu the Phat’s wakame and wheat flour noodles are handmade daily. They toss in seasonal vegetables, some fermented and pickled in house, and others served raw for that crispy crunch. Then get ready – they add a light miso broth for extra flavour. Wham! That’s some tasty vegetarian flavour right there!
May’s Malaysian | Vegan Mee Goreng, Nasi Goreng, Char Kway Teow. Vegetarian Fried Radish Cake and Singapore Noodles
If you’re on the hunt for fantastic vegetarian and vegan fare at the Night Noodle Markets, May’s Malaysian is a one-stop-shop with every menu item having a vegetarian or vegan-friendly option. Let’s break it down:
Mee Goreng – This is May’s signature smokey Mee Goreng dish. It’s saucy and fresh from the wok, featuring golden hokkien noodles.
Singapore Noodles – Thin bee-hoon noodles are cooked over a smoking wok fire with May’s own curry spices, fresh veggies and more.
Nasi Goreng – Think Malay fried rice, the real deal.
Char Kway Teow – Sizzling hot noodles, stir-fried with a secret sauce. You’ll want to get in on this secret!
Fried Radish Cake – This is a little fried radish cake and it’s a Night Noodle Market staple.
Raijin | Tofu Karaage Noodle
Just like the 90s sitcom, everybody loves ramen. And today, vegan options are becoming as popular as the traditional meat version. At Rajin, noodles are dressed with tahini ramen sauce and topped with crunchy tofu, seaweed, corn, sunflower seeds, sesame, pickled ginger, and shallots. Debra! Debra! Grab your family and get on down to Rajin this Night Noodle Markets.
Fusion Paella & Tapas | Paella Bali
Presenting Balinese infusion; a vegan yellow curry. Yum! Take your tastebuds on an exotic and delicious holiday to everyone’s favourite tropical playground, Bali. You’ll love the earthy and warming dish of spiced turmeric, galangal and peanut satay surrounding tofu, pumpkin, charred green beans and brown rice. Bon voyage.
Shallot Thai | Vegetable Spring Roll
These all-time 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 Night Noodle Markets treat.
@Roll up | Roti Dippers and Vegetable Roti Roll
Roll up, roll up foodies of Brisbane! 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!
Steamed | Vegan Zen, Red Bean Bun, Edamame
If you’re vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or just a straight-up carnivore that needs some green goodness, head straight on over to Steamed. You’ll attain nirvana with a dose of ‘Vegan zen’, a selection of vegetarian dumplings and shuimai. Grab some red bean buns for some steamy, fluffy good times, and edamame for their crunchy, umami awesomeness. It’s pure food enlightenment.
Teppanyaki Noodles | Yakisoba
Warm the cockles of your heart with these Japanese-style fried noodles. Smokey, silky and oh-so-delicious. 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.
Okonomiyaki | Japanese pizza
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese style pizza and at the Night Noodle Markets, you’ll find a cracking veggie version layered with all the goods. The colourful combination of vibrant veggies before you will have your eyes dancing and your taste buds tripping. Trust us, you’ll want a pizza this!
Twistto | Original Korean twist potato
Let’s twist and shout and twist again! Why? Because Twistto is back at the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets bringing you all sorts of twisted, flavoursome fun! Twistto’s hand-cut potato pieces are stretched to 35cm long in a spiral shape, cooked in oil with secret house batter and finished off with carefully blended flavours. If you haven’t tried a Twistto potato yet, then do yourself a favour and grab one at the Markets A-SAP!
Wok Master | Stir-Fried Rice Thick Noodle
You just can’t visit the Night Noodle Markets without digging into some noodles – that’s a given. So, if you’re unsure about where to start in noodle land, then WOK MASTER is your answer. Give their vegetarian stir-fried rice noodle bowl a try and we know you’ll be on board. Thick rice noodles are stir-fried with veggies and egg in a special ABC soy sauce and it all comes together in the most delicious noodle-y combination.
Wonderbao | Fried Tofu Gua Bao and Choi Bao
Well, its a-bao-t time we got to Wonderbao and their mouth-watering fluffy parcels packed full of flavour! The wonderful bao wizards themselves will bring you not one, but two options to munch on at the Night Noodle Markets. The Tofu Gua Bao is filled with tofu, pickled daikon and nori, then covered in okonomiyaki sauce – yum! The Choi Bao is stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, tofu and loaded with veggies – ok, stick a fork in us Jerry, we’re done!
So now, vegetarians, vegans and any of you lean, green muscle machines, it’s time to stop reading and start eating! The Brisbane Night Noodle Markets are on from July 24 – August 4 at South Bank. Entry is free and stalls are cashless, so don’t forget your cards for all purchases.