Written by Simon Ly.
The Mercedes Benz Temporium is a creative space that is a visual feature at Melbourne’s Night Noodle Market. The Temporium is well placed in Melbourne, complimenting the same design ethos as the nearby Federation Square with converging and crossing lines creating the dome structure.
Themed alongside the hawker stall Asian food on offer at the Night Noodle Market, the Temporium served up a deep fried chicken bites drizzled with yoghurt, with a spicy and refreshing Asian salad.
The food was prepared by Shane Delia, of Maha fame. Delia had to dig into his creative skills with the food on offer at odds with the Middle Eastern Food served at his restaurant.
However, staying true to his Middle Eastern heritage, Delia snuck in a Turkish dumpling dish, topped with fresh Asian asparagus, rice crisps and egg yolk. The dumpling was soft in texture, with the rice crisps and asparagus providing the textured flavours with the right amount of crunch.
The Temporium can be visited and viewed throughout Melbourne’s Night Noodle Market, which is located at Birrarung Marr (wedged between Federation Square and the Yarra River) between November 12 - 29.