DATE Feb 5-6, 2016
ADDRESS 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Happy Chomp was very fortunate to have been invited by one of the vendors, Lahtt Sauce, to the Taste of Night Market event back in February. Lahtt Sauce is an asian gourmet chili oil hot sauce, which consists of a complex mixture of 18 different, premium all-natural ingredients. The sauce rivals other big name sauces like XO and Lao Gan Ma, and even better - you can get your own jar of the sauce right at www.lahttsauce.com!
The faces of Lahtt Sauce!
Now, onto the event -
Taste of Night Market was held at the Barker Hangar in the Santa Monica airport. The event featured 60+ local chefs, artists and entertainers and followed the Lunar New Year theme for the Year of the Monkey.
Some of the foods we had the opportunity of trying are shown below. You'll see that the samples were served in small portions. Some of the vendors offered the option of purchasing full sized portions.
So happy double fisting samples
We were super surprised to find Magal KBBQ as a vendor here at the event. Embarrassingly coincidental, we had just eaten Magal KBBQ at Ktown earlier that same day LOL #NOMSonNOMS
Had never heard of bai tea until this event; but ever since, I keep seeing it everywhere. It's really good - definitely give it a shot
Doesn't look like it, but this is actually sushi below
These had to be the fanciest plastic spoons we had ever seen
One of the best samples offered at the event - ahi tuna tacos
Bruce Lee tea, which was started by his daughter!
And yes, at the back of the event, there was a 21+ barricaded area where alcohol was available! Specifically, sake and Thai beer were available. Only catch was they served the alcohol in small 2oz cups (see below). You were only allowed to grab 2 at once and had to re-line up for more. I can see many people getting upset over this, since the lines got pretty long at certain hours.