The OC night market is returning to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa on June 5 to 7.
Students have kept busy all semester with school and now that the semester is coming to an end there are many events happening that they can attend, the OC Night Market being one of them. The OC Fair returned for its second year on May 8 to 10 but for the students who were unable to make it they have one more chance. “I was really bummed out because I couldn’t make it a couple weeks ago,” said Phillip Han, 21, Business major at Irvine Valley College. “I went last year and had a really good time. I think I tried about six different food stands. I’m glad they’re having another one in June though because I’ll be done with school by then.”
The night market was produced from the 626 Night Market which is the largest Asian-themed night market in the whole country. It features hundreds of different kinds of foods and drinks from stores around the area and even food trucks which have been gaining a lot of popularity. Besides food there will also be games, crafts, apparel, music, and entertainment attractions.
There are too many vendors to name all of them but some that may sound familiar is the Ramen Burger, Hotato Potato (the swirly potatoes you’ve probably seen), a lot of BBQ stands, boba drinks, and the list goes on. Some of food trucks that will be there is Belly Bombz, Samurai Burrito, The Lobsta Truck, and many more.
“This was our first Night Market event and it was pretty exciting. We always had a long line and when we didn’t I had a chance to go explore the other trucks and stands that were there,” said Kevin Vo, employee of Fluff Ice Truck.
There are some items that have especially grabbed attention. One of them are the Garlic Crab Fries, sold by Sushi Studio Arts Poke Bar, which have attracted customers since its unveiling at the Coachella Music Festival that just passed.
Another is the ice cream cones sold by Uniqcone. These cones have come all the way from Korea and are made from 100% corn and filled with organic milk ice cream. What makes these ice cream cones stand out from others is the unusual shape of the cone which is almost similar to an upside down candy cane.
Like some of the items that were mentioned above the OC Night Market offers a ton of different food items so that everyone can find something to suit their tastes.
The market is planned to be open from 4 p.m to 12 a.m on Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m to 10 p.m on Sunday. Admission will cost $5 and an additional $7 for parking.
Anybody that wants to try many different types of foods while enjoying live entertainment should attend and see which item they like the best. “It’s a good place to experience different types of food and art,” said Tom Nguyen, 21, Business major.