Hello OC! Another round of serious fooding at June’s OC Night Market is awaiting right around the corner! We have even more fabulous selections to choose from. Many of these innovative food and merchandise vendors do not have stores, so you have one more chance to try it this year in OC. Do not miss it! 3 days only on June 5, 6 and 7 at the last OC Night Market for 2015. (626 Night Market will be next for July, August and September, so get your tummies ready 626!!)
1. Sriracha Lobster Mac & Cheese, Fried Soft Shell Crab, Head On Fried Shrimp and French Beignets! (Seafood Shack @ B14-B15)
Up and coming Chef Wayne Magnusen is quickly getting his name out at festivals throughout Southern California, serving up spectacular restaurant dishes such as Filet Mignon to Chilean Sea bass at festivals from LA to San Diego. Every festival is a new menu, catering to guests for the best dining experience under the sun or stars. Look for them at The SEAFOOD SHACK @ B14-B15 and pick up a few Hot Beignets covered in powdered sugar served with strawberry compote.
2. Ramen Donuts “Ramnuts” and Spam Fries from (FOODBEAST.com Presents @ D16-D17)
For those who follow the super popular food blog FoodBeast.com, they are debuting their first ever concept at June’s OC Night Market! They will be bringing the big guns of the food world, the RAMEN DONUT that caught the internet’s attention by storm last year as well as a creative rendition of fries- Spanimal Fries. Come try what the fuss is about!
3. Chicken Waffle Cones and Irish Nachos with tator tots! (The Iron Press @ B17)
This Orange County native is bringing you a reinterpretation of Chicken and Waffles in a waffle cone! It is made of buttermilk fried chicken chunks, herbed mash potatoes, spicy slaw, and jalapeño maple syrup- all in a cone!!
4. KOBE Beef Hot Dogs with pretzel bun (Forkin Good Cafe @ D33)
Did you say Kobe beef hot dogs?! According to Wikipedia, Kobe beef is a Tajima strain of WAGYU cattle. With Chef Denise Portillo’s Californian Kobe Beef Hot Dogs, just imagine all that beefy juiciness in your hand!!
5. Giant Chicken Filet (Tea Bar @ D30)
Fried chicken fillets first appeared in Taiwan over 20 years ago but have changed over the years as vendors have concocted new flavors and preparation methods. Unlike the fried chicken served in most fast-food restaurants, this treat is made of dark meat that has been pounded flat, marinated, battered and crisped to perfection. After cooking, a generous sprinkling of ground pepper is applied. It’s crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside and AS BIG AS YOUR FACE.
6. Peruvian-Chinese Fusion (What’s Cookin Truck @ Food Truck area)
Lomo Saltado is a Peruvian-Chinese fusion dish prepared wok-style. They will be serving this classic over crispy, golden garlic fries as is tradition, with the option of wrapping it all up into a fresh flour tortilla with tons of cheese and spicy crema. The other Peruvian dish you can find on their truck is Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian-style Bacon Fried Rice) served with spicy aji verde and chimichurri sauce. They use local, organic produce and quality ingredients in all our dishes! If you never had Peruvian-Chinese fusion before, now’s a great time to try it!
7. PHO Waffles (with a secret)! (Nam Gourmet @ B29)
Created by professional food scientist Dianne Trinh, this PHO Waffle has a meat patty with a secret pocket on the inside filled with their delectable PHO sauce. Complimented with a crunchy waffle as buns, bean sprouts, basil, and lettuce; their PHO waffle could be the next best thing!
8. YUMMY CHURROS (Ridges Churro Bar @ B28)
Ridges Churro Bar is all about the crispy and delicious churro, but not just the ordinary cinnamon sugar flavor everyone is familiar with. They’ve elevated the pastry stick to a whole other level with a line of irresistible flavors that will make anyone drool! Their flavors consists of not only sweet but savory flavors as well. They’ve also paired up their crispy churro creations with soft and creamy soft serve for a perfect combination, crispy, sweet and delicious.
9. Exclusive Japanese Snacks delivered monthly to your doorstep (Skoshbox @ B33)
Skoshbox subscribers receive fun and exclusive Japanese candy on a monthly basis! Stop by to try the latest snacks from Japan, and wash it down with some cold ramune soda. Plus- tons of chances to win cool Pocky-themed prizes!
LuLa 101 @ C37
Seoul Little @ B24
London Manori @ A8