Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lucky Rice comes to L.A.: A different kind of night market

Lukshon's soft shell crab with sambal kacang
If you were disappointed by not getting anything to eat at Pasadena's packed 626 Night Market, or live on the Westside, you might prefer Lucky Rice's first L.A. Night Market, a nighttime tasting event Aug. 4 at H.D. Buttercup at the Helms complex, hosted by Lukshon/Father's Office chef/owner Sang Yoon. After several sold-out events in New York, the festival is coming west, where we have even better Asian food, right?
At this two and a half hour tasting fest, one $50 ticket will get you tastes from restaurants including Lukshon, Night+Market, Good Girl Dinette, Rocksugar, the Spice Table, Jet Tila from Charleston and Parks BBQ.
Plus, there's 16 different cocktails being mixed by 8 L.A. mixologists. One of the sponsors is Bombay Sapphire's new East gin with flavors of lemongrass and peppercorn, so expect a few of them to be gin-based drinks.
Night+Market chef Kris Yenbamroong says he hasn't decided yet what to make, but since the concept of his Sunset Strip restaurant is Thai street food, it should go perfectly with the Lucky Rice concept. Tickets are $50, plus a VIP ticket for $88 including early entrance and admission to the chef's lounge.
Or, if you're looking for a more street-level Asian night market experience, the 626 folks are trying it again in Pasadena in a much bigger space with more food booths on July 28.
Tickets are available through this link.

1 comment:

Victory Carmichael said...

Thank you for sharing this! I was unable to participant in the 626 night but really liked the concept behind it. I just might consider going to this tasting event instead (better crowd control)!