The TTDILA team is always exploring new things to do in Los Angeles — it’s what we do. It is rare when we review the same restaurants or similar food-themed events more than once. However, we made an exception to our policy to cover the nationally renowned 626 Night Market’s new concept “Taste of Night Market.”
The “Taste of Night Market” is fascinating concept. As Asian-style night markets become increasingly common (check out this NPR link ), the 626 / OC / DTLA Night Market organizers managed to keep things fresh by trying something different, in this particular case, an upscale, prix fixe, tasting event format that catered towards a more diverse “foodie” audience than the typical night market crowd.
As with any new venture, there were pros and cons. The Taste of Night Market, strictly limited ticket sales to ensure a unique and intimate food tasting experience. For those unfamiliar with typical 626/OC Night Markets, these events are extremely crowded. The nights markets are so busy, with thousands of visitors and dozens of food vendors that that it is virtually impossible to sample all of the amazing and unusual Asian foods that you will only encounter at one of these festivals.
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Almost all the food was worth a try. Other chef creations included Tofu with Caviar and Scallion, Shrimp Taquitos with Garlic Sauce, Pho Tacos, Middle Eastern Shawarma and Pita, Lahtt Sauce, Rakken Beef Jerky on Papaya, Duck Tacos, Original Ramen Burger, and the always fun food items from the Okamoto Kitchen food truck.
Crescendo Ice Cream’s Singaporean Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Bread was a unique entry into the trendy liquid nitrogen ice movement. I personally don’t understand the bread part. However; the Crescendo Ice cream people gave me a detailed back story on why the bread is included. My favorite feature of the Crescendo Ice Cream menu was that all the ice cream has a music or music-instrument-themed name. Menu items included, Cha-Cha Matcha (Matcha Cookies and Cream), Baileys Bass (Vanilla with Baileys Origional Irish Cream Liqueur), Baby Granilla (Vanilla Bean with Dragonfruit Passion Tea), Cocoa-Coustic (Chocolate with Dragonfruit Passion Tea), and Cookie Cajon (Cookies and Cream with Dragonfruit Passion Tea).
When was the last time you enjoyed cotton candy? Was it shaped like a heart, “cloud poop,” or multi-colored flowers larger than the size of your head? Whatever your feelings are towards cotton candy, nothing ends an evening quite like a wacky, sugary, cute, fluffy, artsy desert — unforgettable and highly recommended!
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