If you’ve traveled to Asia, you’re probably familiar with night markets filled with stalls cooking up mouthwatering street foods. Growing up in Hong Kong, there were night markets everywhere. Night markets are a much more relaxed atmosphere instead of daytime markets.
So, in that vein, I’m thrilled Smorgasburg Miami will be hosting the first ever Asian Street Food Festival at NIGHT. It’s “the mother of all street fairs” as South Florida on the Cheap rightly claims, love that!
Smorgasburg will be decked out with beautiful lanterns lit up and the stylist is working her magic to come up with “neon looking” signs and characters. I can’t wait to see this.
You’re in for a TREAT foodwise…
Delicious bites from over 12 Asian vendors. I’ve put their instagram handles so you can go check them out. Smorgasburg’s 60+ regular vendors will be serving their regular menu. Don’t forget to visit @smorgasburgmiami for all the updates, they are super at posting food that’ll make you drool.
The BEST CHINESE BBQ @landnseamia
Delicious bites like Peking Duck Rolls with Scallions, Cucumber & Hoisin Sauce; Chicken sesame noodles and Char Siu (Roast Pork) with Fried Rice.
New dim sum concept @dimsumterminal
Slow Braised Pork Belly or Chicken Scallion Pancake Sandwich, great street food! Also Taiwanese Dessert: mango, matcha, strawberry wrapped pastry cream.
Fab Vietnamese Street Food @ykstreetfood
Street Skewers : Shrimp, Crab, Quail Egg, Tofu, Beef Meatballs; Steam Pork & Ube buns; Special Banh mi; Savory Sausage Sticky rice; Crispy Fish Sauce Chicken Wings.
Genius concept @stephanies_ crepes
Very smart, covering ALL diets and served in her unique crepe holder
Asian Savory and Sweet Crepes, 100% Gluten free…
Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Avocado for pescatarians;
Veggie Edamame for vegetarians;
Grass Fed Brisket Jang for carnivores.
Desserts: Yude Adzuki Matcha (Sweet Japanese Red Bean, whipped cream, strawberries, Mochi); Lychees Strawberries or Nutella Strawberries.
Smorgasburg Regular Vendors
Raining Boba • Boba Tea
Gangnam Chicken • Korean Fried Chicken
Korean Kitchen • Korean Bulgogi Hot Dogs
Suki Llama • Sushi
Kabuki Soba • Yakitori and Soba Bowls
Mao Bao • Dumplings
Ai Tallarin • Ramen and Dim Sum
In the Cultural department…
Thanks to Michiyo Ishii Sloane, a member of Ichimura Miami Japan Garden who organized two workshops for us, we are so honored. An Origami (Japanese art of paper folding) workshop with Miyuki Saito. She’ll start with a simple boat and move onto the popular crane.
And also an Ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) workshop led by landscape designer & Ikebana artist, Akiko Iwata from Ai Creative Studio.
A young Filipino Breakdancer, Justin Medina will be showing off his creative moves, he can twist like a pretzel.
Yoshiko Taiko Dojo drummers promised to keep moving their act and have fun with the audience.
Ending the night with fun times! Who doesn’t love Karoake?
Here’s Event Schedule so you can plan ahead.
Alright, that sums up what to expect. My tip is to come with family, friends so you can share many dishes, that’s how we always dine in Asia. Bring your own chopsticks if you have them and wear something Asian looking, will ya and get into the spirit for this festival.
EPIC Asian Street Food Night Festival!
I can’t wait for you to experience this. Share with all your friends especially if they live in Broward cause Brightline is such a great alternative, hassle free and no parking issues. Thanks Brightline for mention of our event!
Tell us in comments below what you are looking forward to eating and enjoying activity and music wise!
Check here if you want to find out more about Asian Night Markets.
Leaving you with this fabulous Reels..