Feasting On The East At The 626 Night Market

Posted: August 13, 2015 in Dessert, Drinks, Events, Food, Los Angeles
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The ever popular 626 Night Market returned to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia this past weekend. This weekend-long all-ages festival brought the nightlife of the east to the west, and showed the locals what goes on at night in populated Asian cities. Taking place the section south of the race track, this event dedicated a huge chunk of the space to the various food, drinks, and desserts that everyone could explore and taste, while leaving another space for all other vendors. At the far back of the event, visitors could find a live stage with entertainment taking place all weekend. Admission only cost $3 per person, while guests had to pay for everything else once inside.

While night markets typically contain a wide variety of things to see and do, the main event circulates around the abundant amount of multicultural food available. This event consisted of a large space south of the race track split into two halves: a north section and a south section. Guests entered into the north section, a field and walkway complete with all the vendors, services, games, arts & crafts, entertainment, and everything else not directly involved with food. Crossing over to the southern section placed visitors into a blocked off portion of the parking lot, complete with dozens of food vendors all serving various types of  food and drinks from multiple different regions of Asia, from Chinese to Thai to Vietnamese to Japanese to Korean and more. The longest lines occurred at booths with the demanded items, such as the infamous Ramen Burger, Mama Musubi, stinky tofu, squid roe, and Spiked Juices.

Expect another 626 Night Market to come around later next month as the last 626 Night Market of the year. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for more updates on additional night markets in Southern California.

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