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Monday, June 19, 2017

Paddy's Night Food Markets with Sydney food trucks

Burgers and chicken wings at Paddy's Night Food Markets at Flemington

Sydney's newest food truck jam? It's now happening every Saturday night at Paddy's Market Flemington. It's a clever use of the giant multi-storey car park that sits unused after dusk. The covered car park makes for one enormous food truck arena that offers both shelter from rain and plenty of parking. Win win!

Chef's Kitchen food truck at Paddy's Night Food Markets on Saturday nights at Flemington
Chef's Kitchen food truck

The Paddy's Night Food Markets are still in soft launch mode, running through a series of different food trucks each week. The space is huuuge with about a dozen food trucks parked in a square around a casual dining area of pallet tables, chairs and stools.

Chef's Kitchen food truck menu at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Chef's Kitchen food truck menu

Crowds weren't too bad when we visited on the weekend but we expect queues to become a lot more hectic by the official launch on July 1.

Wholly Schnit food truck at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Wholly Schnit food truck

In any case, it's worth doing a quick circuit to figure out what you want to eat for dinner.

Blumont Chicken food truck menu at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Blumont Chicken food truck menu

Retro Rosie food truck at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Retro Rosie food truck 

Baby back ribs, smoked chicken thighs and pulled pork at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Baby back ribs, smoked chicken thighs and pulled pork

Smoked chicken thighs on the charcoal bbq at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Smoked chicken thighs on the barbie

Dirty Bird food truck menu at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Dirty Bird food truck menu

Shiso Fine food truck menu at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Shiso Fine food truck menu

Maverick Wings food truck menu at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Maverick Wings food truck menu

Maverick Wings food truck during service at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Maverick Wings food truck crew

Crispy chicken wings from Maverick Wings at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Maverick Wings: Multi-pack of 12 crispy chicken wings $24.95
with fresh lime and chilli; Frank's Red Hot buffalo; and garlic and parmesan 

We start with a twelve pack of crispy chicken wings from Maverick Wings. They're normally $21.95 but pay an extra three dollars and you can get three sauces instead of one. Sauce options vary from the mild glazed honey soy to the totally wild sounding salted caramel popcorn and Nutella chocolate (why?).

We can confirm that the Frank's Red Hot buffalo wings will set your tongue a-tingling, ideally matched with the creaminess of the garlic parmesan. We also ordered the fresh lime and chilli but presume this was garnished incorrectly as it was missing the usual coriander and red chilli.

Cajun potatoes from Blumont Chicken at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Blumont Chicken: Cajun potatoes $5
Baby chat potatoes tossed in signature Blumont Cajun spice

Cajun potatoes weren't quite what we expected, especially the tangy sauce in the tub. The potatoes themselves had a good golden colour to the edges, although they had lost their crunch some time ago.

Crispy rice battered chicken crack burger from Dirty Bird at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Dirty Bird: Crack burger $12
Crispy rice battered chicken

The Crack burger from Dirty Bird delivered with a hunk of juicy chicken encased in a batter that looked like it included rice bubbles. The dill mayo wasn't overpowering either.

Cheese and spinach gozleme at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Cheese and spinach gozleme $8

And just like every other food event in Sydney, there's always gozleme. We were surprised that the yeeros truck seemed to be doing a brisk business all night.

Meat menage burger with bacon and 14 hour smoked brisket from Chef's Kitchen at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Chef's Kitchen: Meaty menage $14
House made patty, bacon, cheese, 14 hour smoked brisket and special sauce

Dirty Bird: Roasted chicken gravy with silky potato mash $6

One of the big winners of the night was the meaty menage from Chef's Kitchen. It's a juicy burger with crispy bacon and a pile of 14-hour smoked brisket. It all worked brilliantly together, especially the smokiness of that juicy brisket.

At the back of the photo above you can see the roasted chicken gravy with potato mash from Dirty Bird. We ended up dipping our Cajun potatoes in that for carb-on-carb action.

Sydney food truck dinner at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Dinner

Light bulb drinks at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Bulb drinks $7

Free arcade games at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Free arcade games

Anyone who remembers teenage years spent at Timezone will weep at the free arcade games set up in the middle.

Free arcade games for young and old at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Arcade games for young and old

Relive your youth with Pacman and Space Invaders.

Free Sega Rally arcade games at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Sega Rally

They even have Sega Rally!

Me Meli food truck serving loukoumades Greek honey donuts at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Me Meli food truck serving loukoumades Greek honey donuts

We line up for dessert at Me Meli, a food truck that translates in Greek to "with honey".

Loukoumades Greek honey donuts with Nutella by Me Meli food truck at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Loukoumades Greek honey donut cone with Nutella $10

Here they make loukoumades, a traditional Greek donut.

Me Meli food truck frying loukoumades Greek honey donuts at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Frying the loukoumades Greek honey donuts 

On the side of the truck you can watch the batter dropped into hot oil and fried, a process that takes several minutes and lots of stirring so they don't stick.

Loukoumades Greek honey donuts fresh out of the fryer by Me Meli at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Golden loukoumades fresh out of the fryer

Loukoumades Greek honey donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar from Me Meli at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Loukoumades Greek donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar

Loukoumades Greek donuts are traditionally served with honey and walnuts but here you can also get them rolled in cinnamon sugar...

Loukoumades Greek honey donuts with Nutella, crushed hazelnuts and strawberry by Me Meli food truck at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Loukoumades Greek honey donuts with Nutella, crushed hazelnuts and strawberry

or drenched in Nutella and crushed hazelnuts.

Loukoumades Greek honey donuts with walnuts, honey and cinnamon by Me Meli food truck at Paddy's Night Food Markets
Loukoumades Greek honey donuts with walnuts, honey and cinnamon $15

We go classic. We've had loukoumades at festivals before but these are particularly impressive, with a super crunchy shell to each one. There's a generous amount of honey too, as well as a liberal shower of crushed walnuts.

Me Meli food truck serving loukoumades Greek honey donuts at Paddy's Night Food Markets

The Paddy's Night Food Markets officially launch on July 1, 2017 but you can still sneak in a pre-launch visit next Saturday June 24 when the Knafeh food truck joins the line-up for the night.

Grab Your Fork visited the Paddy's Night Food Markets anonymously and unannounced and paid for all food featured. If a blog post is an invite, it will always be clearly marked as such.  



Paddy's Night Food Markets
250-318 Parramatta Road, Flemington, Sydney
Every Saturday night - check their Facebook page for times
Jun 24: 6.30pm-11pm
Jul 1:  5pm-10pm

Enter from Centenary Drive via the toll booth (Sydney Flower Market entrance)
Park in the multi-storey Western car park


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