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Sunday, June 1, 2014

KTOWN Night Market’s inaugural event was a huge success



The first KTOWN Night Market opened on Friday, April 18, 2014 for a 2 day stint at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. The first day attendance was astounding! Koreatown was abuzz with crowds headed to the same place to experience this inaugural event. The big draw for me was a star-studded line up of Food Network’s TheGreat Food Truck Race winners and participants. The event layout was pretty good with the Food Truck Alley on the right as you enter the grounds, community outreach in the center, and to the left were carnival games for the kids, stage, and Food Town where you could find all kinds of street food from Asian cuisines that you might not see every day. There was plenty of dining space so you didn’t have to stand and eat if you didn’t want to.

Our first stop was The WhiteRabbit. The first time I saw The White Rabbit was on the television show, Travel Channel’s Man v. Food “Street Eats” episosde featuring the White Rabbit Burrito weighing in at 6 pounds and 2 feet in length. Owners Michael Dimaguila, Chef James Du, and Melvin Chua noticed a lack of Filipino cuisine represented in the booming food truck industry. On July 10, 2010, The White Rabbit food truck was born along with the White Rabbit Café in Canoga Park, CA on November 28, 2010. The Pork Sisig Burrito is fried pork belly, chopped and pan fried with onions and jalapenos combined with garlic rice, egg, and cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla. This burrito is definitely an anytime burrito (breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner). I loved the texture of the shredded pork with its crispy goodness. The garlic rice has just the right flavor, not too overbearing or bland. The egg gave it a nice touch by adding more richness to the pork flavor. The size was just right too, not too big and not too small, about the size of a Monster energy drink can. The only thing I would add is a little bit of green onion to refresh the palate, but other than that, it’s perfect! Thumbs up, way up! To find the truck, visit the café, or learn more about The White Rabbit, visit their website.

 To read more and see slideshow, please visit: http://www.examiner.com/review/ktown-night-market-los-angeles-ca

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