Street Food at the Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

The call of the Mulled Wine drew us towards the night markets. Braving a chilly winter’s night to see the various events that make up the Vivid Sydney festival was well worth the effort. At the conclusion of the Fire Water spectacle, an announcement was made to lure the crowds towards the historical area of Sydney known as the Rocks.

The night markets were already in full swing.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

Eager crowds lined up for a hot cup of mulled wine simmering in stainless steel pots.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

$6 bought a spicy concoction that sent a wave of warmth on the inside with the comfort of a soft blanket.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

With a refill costing $5, people returned for more as the night progressed.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

There were chocolate dipped strawberries, delicately decorated.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

And some from Lush Berries looking more like edible art than chocolates.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

A portable wood fired pizza oven was popular with those who huddled in a corner waiting for their number to be called.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

With a selection of four toppings and each pizza costing $10, tummies were filled with cheesy goodness.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

Thai cuisine is always popular with outdoor food. This stand gave me a sudden craving for noodles.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

The Spanish paella has become ubiquitous in these food events. There were two stands cooking different types of paellas.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

I liked the Spanish flag with El Toro y El Kangaroo separated by a paellera.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

Chinese food stands sold steamed buns among other specialities.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

The Australian Corn Company was busy hammering sticks into steaming corn cobs.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

The Gozleme stand had a large number of staff to meet the demands of the long queue that formed.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

An opportunity to watch food being prepared always brings a smile to my face.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

We shared a beef, cheese and spinach gozleme with a squeeze of lemon. Served hot and steamy, I can see why this Turkish speciality was a popular choice.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

Wok action yielded Thai chicken with hokkien noodles in a box.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

Spicy with a mild degree of heat went down well on the chilly night.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

There were Mini Monet Cupcakes for sugary sweetness.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

The giant Nutella jar drew attention to the crepe stand, a familiar sight that reminded me of Paris.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

But my heart was set on these lonely macarons, peering from behind the closed doors of Baroque Bistro Bar and Patisserie.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

Colourful cloths reminded me of the souks in Syria.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

Handbags galore often evoke memories of bazaars in distant lands.

Rocks Fire Water Night Markets

With our hunger tamed and our thirst for mulled wine satisfied, our night at the Rocks came to a close long before the Night Markets packed their bags and cleaned their woks.

What would you have chosen to eat at the Night Markets?

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Street Food at the Rocks Fire Water Night Markets was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

8 Comments:

  1. Looks great, especially the gozleme…yum.

  2. I love Sydney and seeing all the food photos at The Rocks makes me homesick for this city in which I lived for 6 months. Have a chocolate covered berry for me, will ya?

    • I didn’t know you’ve lived in Sydney! In that case, a double chocolate coated berry for you! :)

  3. I can smell the paella! What a great way to spend an evening. I’m visualising something like this for my town….

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