Experience the tastes of Asia at the Hawker Food Market featuring some of Melbourne’s favourite Asian restaurants.
On Saturday 16th February, Flemington celebrates the influence of Asian culture in Melbourne through experiences focused on food and entertainment. Featuring a hawker-style food market with some of Melbourne’s favourite Asian restaurants, themed entertainment and the return of ‘The Lucky Wall’ with a chance to win some amazing prizes.
While the Lunar New Year celebrations may have ended around the city, Flemington is keeping the festivities rolling. This is what you’ll be able to taste and experience at the Hawker Food Market on Black Caviar, Great Horse Raceday. Located in the breezeway outside Saintly Place.
Mr. Miyagi has been pushing the boundaries when it comes to Japanese food and drink since 2013 and pride themselves on creating unique and exciting dining experiences. Their menu for Black Caviar, Great Horse Raceday does not disappoint featuring a peking duck souva and wasabi fries.
Red Spice Road
From Thailand to Malaysia, China to Vietnam, and everywhere in between, the team at Red Spice Road, led by acclaimed Executive Chef, John McLeay, has been dedicated to bringing us all the spice and energy of Asia. Be sure to taste their pork belly which is repeatedly named as Melbourne’s favourite.
Okamoto Fusion Sushi
Using fresh fish and produce to create sushi with a twist, Okamoto Fusion Sushi is Japanese-American fusion made fresh daily in Melbourne. We recommend trying their tasty sushi taco or chicken karaage.
Wonderbao make traditional steamed buns and gua baos, which just happen to be the fluffiest and tastiest baos in town. They also have unbelievably delicious loaded fries topped with homemade xo chilli sauce, pork floss & spring onion.
Cocktails and drinks
A curated bar offering will include sake by the glass, Kirin beer and distinctive cocktails. Try the Lychee Martini combining Absolut Vodka, lychee and elderflower. Or the Thai Gimlet made with Beefeater Gin, lime, sugar syrup, Thai red chilli and lemongrass.
The Lucky Wall
Take your pick from ‘The Lucky Wall’ for a chance to win amazing prizes including a 49” Smart TCL TV, TAB vouchers and Flemington food & beverage vouchers. Simply take photos of yourself in front of the Black Caviar lucky characters including the Great Horse, Chinese New Year Pig and Lucky Cat, upload to social media with #GreatHorse and show us to pick a card, any card!
Digital Dance Revolution
From dance novices to experienced movers and shakers, the ‘Digital Dance Revolution’ arcade game will get your feet moving and heart racing.
As one of the best racedays of the year, they’ll be plenty of excitement on the track. Some of the world’s fastest horses are racing in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m), named after the legendary mare whose stellar career consisted of 25 undefeated races.
Plus the Flemington Family Lawn will be given an Asian flare with Japanese hand fan art and origami crafts, cherry blossom face painting and dragon balloon art. You can even participate in sumo wrestling, with suits available for kids and adults.
Grab your friends and family and get to Flemington for the best day out in Melbourne this February! Tickets available here.