On Saturday night, a couple of friends and I went to the T and T Night Market. I went to the first one back in 2010 and missed it the next few years. It was a treat to go last night, but holy smokes, the event has reallllly gained in popularity! It was jam packed, and some of the booths had very long lines.
This year, there were considerably more vendors, activities and entertainers than the first time I went. The event is still primarily about food, and - WOW - what an array! T and T is an Asian Supermarket, so not surprisingly the food tends towards flavours from the Far East.
I tried something called Tornado Tempura Shrimp, and there is no way at all to eat it gracefully (note the crispy noodles on my shirt). It was delicious, but I should've splashed a bit more hot sauce on it. My next treat was a Tater Twist, in this case a purple potato. It's basically potato chips cooked on a skewer, but these were seasoned with wasabi - yum! I also sampled an avocado milkshake (didn't really care for it - it's like drinking guacamole), squid takoyaki (meh, but it was interesting to watch it being prepared), grass jelly drink (pretty good), and paprika pineapple (very good - I plan to make this at home).
For entertainment, we caught a bit of the Chinese Dragon Dancers - very cool, and we goofed around in a photo booth. All in all, it was a fun night and it was cool to try some new foods. I'll probably go again next year, but will head down earlier and try to beat the crowds.
For more info about the event (and videos) click here: http://waterfrontnightmarket.com/