Night Market Frenzy

Sometimes I feel like I’m in my own crazed newsroom.

Whereas other lifestyle journalists are out there covering mainstream stuff like Coachella and PebbleBeachFood&Wine, I’m interviewing people about Asian night markets. It’s been a long week of night market coverage for both New York and Los Angeles but I can definitely say there were a lot of similarities between the two. The main one: both were over-crowded to the point of discomfort. The Los Angeles one obviously more so, but even the New York market was sold out for a solid week.

This all really goes to show the potential of Asia-America. An estimated 30,000 people at the Los Angeles event? The high demand for a night market is extremely promising and it’s really a testament to an untapped market and just an opportunity to really bring a relatively unknown foodie niche into mainstream culture.

Here are links to my coverage:

626 Night Market:

Q & A with ‘626 Night Market’ Founder Jonny Hwang: Community, Street Food, Stinky Tofu + Taiwanese Pig Ears

626 Night Market Organizers Respond to Community Feedback

TAP-NYC Taiwanese Night Market:

Taiwanese Night Market Will Bring Bao and Beer to Your Evening

A Slice of Taiwan with Food and Booze