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Photos: Ramen Burgers, Poke Shots & More At Taste Of Night Market

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A new street food festival with music, art, and delicious bites landed at the Santa Monica Airport this weekend.

Taste of Night Market, a festival from the team behind the popular 626 Night Market, took over Barker Hanger last night and will be there again tonight.

Last night, attendees filled the expansive hangers, lining up for bites of creative street food-style treats like the buzzed-about ramen burgers, poke shots and Brazilian croquettes. Some of our favorite bites from when LAist attended the media preview included a sweet and spicy short rib crostini, duck and chicken shawarma, and a spicy beef noodle soup with hand-pulled noodles from Alhambra-favorite China Tasty. There were also plenty of sweets, including magically layered, multi-colored cotton candy from Cloud Food Creations and mango fluff ice made with condensed milk.

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The festival also offered a sectioned-off bar area with small samples of sake and beer, but sadly no larger options for drinking alcohol. For non-alcoholic drinks there were also samples of concoctions like matcha lemonade and iced tea brewed and flavored as Bruce Lee once drank it.

Beyond the food, the festival also offered plenty of cool artwork, jewelry, plants and crafts for sale by local artisans. There was also a small stage featuring rotating musical acts.

While the lines for some of the more popular options—like the ramen burger—got pretty long as the night went on, there were still plenty of shorter lines at other vendors with really tasty bites that were worth exploring. That said, we would recommend arriving as early as possible for anyone attending tonight.

Tickets for tonight have sold out as the organizers wanted to keep the event from getting too crowded, but you can sign up for the newsletter to find out about their next Night Market event.