If you’re missing Sydney’s Night Noodle Markets and their most popular vendor, then this should fill the void. Messina Eats is back, and they’re bringing with them the open-air Filipino barbecues and prized Lechon from the Hoy Pinoy team from Melbourne.
From Friday, 16 April to Saturday, 17 April, they will be set up and smoking out the neighbourhood starting at 12 pm and finishing late into the night. Head down to Rosebery HQ, at 58 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery, to get your hands on some Filipino BBQ.
Expect to see all the Hoy Pinoy classics as well as a few new specials. The rolled Lechon belly charcoal roast will only be available on Friday as a special, and the full Lechon (whole pig) spit roast will only be available on Saturday from 1 pm. Both are served with rice, spiced vinegar and cucumber salad.
As for dessert, Messina has you covered with a Milo Milo, which features halo-halo layers of malt flan, choc malt crumble, Jersey milk gelato, choc malt ice, and choc malt powder. Think of it as Milo on crack.
They will also be serving a Buko pandan drink with pandan jellies and lemongrass iced tea.
Here is the full menu, so you can prepare in advance.
(FRIDAY ONLY) Lechon Belly: pork belly rolled with adobo marinade, roasted over charcoal and served with rice, ensaladang pipino (cucumber salad), and adobo glaze.
(SATURDAY ONLY, FROM 1 PM)Lechon: whole pig roasted over charcoal, filled with lemongrass & pandan, garlic, served with rice, spiced vinegar, ensaladang pipino (cucumber salad), sasa Lechon.
Adobong Talong Fries (vegan): fries topped with charcoal-grilled adobo eggplant, crispy shallots and smoked peanuts.
Lumpia Shanghai: chicken spring rolls topped with bagnet (crispy pork), banana ketchup, atchara, (papaya pickle) and coconut mayo.
Inihaw Na Manok: chicken skewers in a traditional soy glaze.
Inahaw Na Baboy: pork belly skewers in a banana ketchup glaze.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.