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Photograph: Courtesy LUCKYRICE

Night markets seem to be popping up left and right, but this one-night-only fest is no newcomer. Now in its eighth year, LUCKYRICE Feast is coming to Los Angeles when the trio behind Seoul Sausage will host the three-hour foodie extravaganza featuring an array of Asian food paired with cocktails and other beverages. Bites from Bone Kettle, Little Fatty, Starry Kitchen, Bling Bling Dumpling and more will be on hand.


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I was greeted with a cold bottle of Kirin Ichiban right upon arriving, which I gladly received. Some of the highlights for me: the steak tartare and krupuk from Bone Kettle, the longganisa meatball from Tatang, the khao pa-lo from Ayara, the beef & lemongrass curry from Little Sister, and the ochazuke from Mama Musubi. Aside from the Kirin, there were also whiskey, sake and yuzu-flavored shochu, great companions to the stellar food. Surprisingly, I would say the revelation of the night (drink-wise) was the Bruce Cost ginger ale. The Amex photobooth and prize wheel were nice touches. The extra hour allotted for VIPs is well worth it. Come hungry with a few friends, take turns queuing for food, secure a table, and you will definitely leave satisfied and happy. Think of it as a well-curated, elevated night market experience in Los Angeles. Overall a great time!


Incredible food in a historic location, Luckyrice blends peak cuisine with standout digs.  Hosted at the former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Luckyrice is a food extravaganza featuring some of the city's best Asian cuisine.  It is impossible to leave hungry.  That said, if you get to a particular stand too long after opening, it is possible to miss out on some dishes due to the lines that build up. There are numerous foods on offer, from savory warm Viet Curry at Little Sister to cold noodles at Fat Dragon.  For dessert, expert afogatto from Lately is divine, but you won't leave until you've gone back for second helpings of bread pudding bites drizzled with chocolate from B Sweet.  The chicken adobo from Big Boi is melt in your mouth perfection, and the Kasih's Indonesian chicken salad atop a crunchy rice cracker is very satisfying. Chef Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen serves up truly one of a kind food in his Bánh Bèo...while dressed in an eye-popping banana suit.  A very fun event, not to be missed by Asian food devotees.