More Night Markets: Taiwan + Los Angeles

I adore night markets. I frequent Taiwan on a annual basis and the night market experience was the thing I looked forward to. Back then it was for the hoards of cheap, and adorable jewelry. These days, it’s the food.

My night market count has been skyrocketing these last two months (it’s currently at 7). Check out my two latest pieces for Serious Eats.

Taiwan: A Food Tour of 5 Night Markets 


A trip to Taiwan isn’t complete without a visit to one of its famous night markets. They’re open everyday in the evening and have become a gathering ground for tourists and locals alike. In addition to cheap bargain deals, Taiwan’s night markets are vital destinations to experience some of the country’s best small eats.

Here’s a food tour of five Taiwan night markets near the Taipei area. Each night market has its own history and personality even if the shaved ice and bun offerings start to look repetitive.

Los Angeles: Snapshots from the Lucky Rice Night Market


The Lucky Rice Night Market made its Los Angeles debut on Saturday at the H.D. Buttercup building in Culver City. The event made a splash in New York the past three years and the Los Angeles debut was not an exception to Lucky Rice’s success.

From pork belly buns to chocolate wasabi ice cream, the bites were eclectic. The event was completely sold-out and chefs made their way from across the country for a night of Asian-inspired tastings, music, an free-flowing booze courtesy of Bombay Sapphire.