SGV Dinner Crawl: 5 Chinese Spots in 5 Hours (PHOTOS)

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending #SGVDinnerCrawl, a food crawl event organized by our friend Marc Liu, alongside about thirty people hailing from OC and LA. The purpose of the food crawl? To taste the wide range of Chinese cuisine that the San Gabriel Valley has to offer. I can honestly say that…

12 Lunar New Year Do’s & Don’ts

Lunar New Year is just around the corner, so the 626 Night Market team has decided to compile a list of do’s & don’ts to help guide everybody towards a fortunate and prosperous Year of the Horse.  Most of these superstitions originate from Chinese culture, so we’d love to hear your thoughts on your own…

Favorite Apps to Learn & Practice Chinese

Hi guys!  I recently posted a Continuous Learning post on my personal blog where I talked about some of my favorite resources for learning.  I’m trying to improve my Chinese skills a little bit everyday, so I wrote a section on some of my favorite apps for practicing and learning Mandarin.  I thought that section…

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? made its U.S. theatrical release this week. Directed by Arvin Chen, one of the most anticipated rising directors, the film occupies a unique place in the cultural landscape of Taiwan, Asia as a whole, and the Asian-American community as well. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? explores coming out in…

Linsanity is taking over Pasadena!

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, LINSANITY: THE MOVIE has been taking the nation by storm since it opened at select theaters throughout the country October 4th, including right here in the 626 at Monterey Park’s AMC Atlantic Times Square 14. LINSANITY follows Jeremy Lin’s journey from a Palo Alto high school superstar to…

Video Contest Winners!

Wow.  There is so much talent in the 626 community.  A couple months ago, we decided to throw a video contest for aspiring filmmakers in the community.  Today, I am happy and proud to announce our top five winners in the contest!  All of the entries were equally creative and unique in their own way,…

“The Night Market” Short Film

To celebrate the summer of night market events, we produced a short film entitled “The Night Market.”  Follow three stories about family, friendship, love, loss, and triumph as they unfold at the Night Market.  We hope you enjoy it and help us share the night market love. The Night Market (2013) A girl embarrassed by…

The World’s Largest Cup of Boba Milk Tea! #DRINKBIG

This past weekend marked a momentous event in Asian foodie history… We successfully made the World’s Largest Cup of Boba Milk Tea!  Thank you to our supportive sponsors and community volunteers who helped turn this “big” dream into a reality.  Thank you especially to Tea Bar Starry and Boba 7 for taking on the challenge…

Top 5 Snacks at 626 Night Market [Guest Post by Jennifer J. Chow]

I’ve visited Taiwan and enjoyed its after-dusk fun, particularly the good eats (the crazy blaring carnival games, not so much).  I was really excited to learn about the 626 Night Market last year. When we went, my family was a big fan of the fusion items, like bulgogi fries (BOMB dot COM). I prefer the…