Lucky Rice Festival’s Night Market
Apologies for the extended delay on updating this blog. I’m packing up my bags to get ready for Paris next week and I’m busy with work and eating out a few more places before I jet out from New York City. I’m sorry, my readers.
Back on April 30th, I was invited to Lucky Rice’s highly anticipated event (read: SOLD OUT) Night Market at Dumbo’s Archway Under the Brooklyn Bridge. I arrived early to watch vendors setting up and talked to the gregarious and lovable men of Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and one of their volunteers, Donny.
Once the event kicked up into high gear, the crowds were already waiting at their registration table and dived into the food fest. Just look through some photos below for some highlights of the evening.
I found it quite entertaining to watch an older woman making Korean treats the old-fashioned way. It’s mesmerizing how it comes to form.
Double Crown isn’t a restaurant I would normally associate with Asian food but they did mix it up.
Christina Tosi of Momouku Milk Bar was at the event, talking to the attendees, both familiar and unfamiliar with her desserts. She’s a sweet person (pun intended).
Kampuchea created their pork meatball numpang sandwiches (about the size of sliders). Delicious stuff. Soft bun encasing the pork meatball, shredded carrots, cilantro and a slathering of spicy mayonnaise.
Asiadog gave out samples of their unusual combination of toppings like the Chinese dog topped with plum sauce and veggies and Korean dog topped with kimchi and nori.
The best thing of the entire event was Setai’s crispy fried pork belly. A huge cube of fried pork belly glazed with sugar syrup and topped with spicy kimchi and accompanied with a fresh shucked Creek Island oyster topped with preserved vegetables.
There were 26 vendors in all but those were the ones that I’d enjoy sampling from. Yes, there were some free-flowing booze and a few vendors charged a small fee for their dishes and drinks. The atmosphere did remind me of night markets in Asia: crowded yet convivial and the food was delicious.
For all of my photos of this event, please look through the slideshow below:
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