|First to have lines was the cocktail area|
I am really excited about this event. It's the first ever night market in SF that aims to recreate the night scene from the streets of Asia. Coming from the Philippines, I'm familiar with these night markets. There were BBQ everywhere, fried stuff, booze and happy people. You can smell food everywhere, the smoke on the grills and bright lights invite people to gather and have a good time.
|Cocktails courtesy of Rye on the Road|
|Lou Bustamante cutting up a block of ice.|
It came close to what I expected. It was filled with street food influenced by different countries around the globe. There were music, cocktails, beer and tons and tons of happy bellies. I guess the only thing I missed were the usual street food seen in the Philippines. There were no grilled pig's blood, intestines or pig's ear that night but it's all good since I tasted my first fried veal's brain from Azalina's and the amazing oxtail from To Hyang. There were a lot of soup dishes that night which were perfect for that chill factor in SF. There were Chiefo's Nigerian fish soup, Pozole from Los Cilantros, Laksa from Azalina's and El Huarache's Birria. There were also massive buns from Bone and Gristle Boys and Jardiniere. It was definitely a taste of street food from around the world.
Stand outs for me that night were the Laksa, Vada Pav and the Boss Hog.
|Fried veal's brain|
|Laksa from Azalina's|
Laksa is a traditional Malaysian spicy soup. This dish was a collaboration from Azalina Eusope ans Suvir Saran. It consists of hand made thin noodles with a peanut slaw, chili oil, fried veal's brain and a sous vide egg. It was amazing. The curry like sauce is sweet and spicy with some acidity from the lime. It was perfect for that breezy moments. The fried veal's brain is just crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Similar to a bone marrow. Lastly, the egg was a great addition since it was cooked very slowly, the yolk became like a custard. Really great flavors in that bowl.
|Preeti Mistry from Juhu Beach Club|
|Definitely an insanely, heart hater, last meal kinda food|
BOSS but then again you only live once. This was definitely very tasty. It was crunchy, spicy, smoky, cheesy, crunchy and spicy. If I'm going to choose my last meal on earth this will be part of it for sure.
Here are some more of the delicious food that night:
|Panuchos from Chaac Mool|
|Pozole from Los Cilantros|
|Onigilly's offerings. Bacon, crab, chicken, eggplant and shrimp|
|Dishes from Ken Ken Ramen includes pork bun, tofu bun, jelly fish and octopus|
|Nopales and black mole|
|Salvadoran Turkey Sandwich from Estrellita's|
|Birria de Borrego and Lamb Taco|
|Locanda's short ribs in Chinotto Nero|
|Sabores Del Sur's grilled beef hearts|
|Nigerian Fish stew|
|Don Bugito's Mezcal marinated Rabbit|
|Bacon maple kettle corn from Endless Summer Sweets|
|Fancy Jello shots|
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