Restaurants across Haymarket will be serving up delicious dishes and street food from Szechuan to Tokyo at the one-night-only ‘Little Eat Street’ markets in Little Hay Street during this year’s Asia On Your Doorstep festival.
The annual City of Sydney-backed festival, from 1-31 October, helps diners discover the secrets of top chefs, enjoy some of Chinatown’s signature dishes and go in the draw to win a trip to Thailand.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the Asia On Your Doorstep festival gave Sydneysiders the opportunity to visit one of the city’s most popular cultural precincts.
“People will be able to see some of Chinatown’s best chefs at work and try out some of their offerings,” the Lord Mayor said.
The ‘Little Eat Street’ night markets, to be held in Little Hay Street on Friday 25 October, will see more than a dozen restaurants bring their best street food and snacks to Haymarket.
Students from the City of Sydney’s inaugural International Student Leadership and Ambassador program will act as festival ambassadors, helping businesses in Chinatown, Thai-town (Campbell Street), Korea-town (Pitt Street) to get involved in the event.
Other festival highlights will see MasterChef Australia winner and SBS TV chef Adam Liaw demonstrate some of his favourite dishes at lunchtime from 10 – 13 October at Market City. He will also judge an Asian cooking competition between TAFE students, with the winner taking home a $1,000 prize.
More than 70 restaurants across Haymarket will create signature dishes for the festival using their five favourite and most interesting ingredients, all for $10-$20.
And by enjoying a meal at a restaurant participating in Asia On Your Doorstep, diners will be able to enter a competition to win a trip to Thailand. Every meal earns diners the right to another entry to the competition.
The prize includes three nights of luxury accommodation, cooking classes and sightseeing tours in the buzzing Thai capital Bangkok, three nights in picturesque Chiang Mai and return airfares with Thai Airways.
For the full festival program, visit asiaonyourdoorstep.com.au