It can be argued the summer festival game in OC is all but cornered by the OC Fair, but here's another reason to go out there on a warm weekend night that doesn't involve getting your lips greasy from whatever they pull out of the fryers at Chicken Charlie's: The Little Saigon Night Market at the Asian Garden Mall parking lot is going to start up again tomorrow.
The closest facsimile to what actually happens at night on the streets of just about every food-centric city in Asia (which is, um, all of them), the food-vendor-heavy festival will feature “everything from pho, porridge, shell fish to egg noodles, tofu, and ribs” not to mention a lot of swap-meety merchandise and music.
The 626 might have its own night market held for three solitary weekends this summer at Santa Anita Park, but for us here in the 714, this festival has no entrance free and it lasts till September (Fridays and Saturdays: 7 p.m.- Midnight. Sundays: 7 p.m.-11 p.m.)
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