An Evening At Luckyrice LA Feast

A few days ago I mentioned how excited I was to attend the Luckyrice LA Feast. Well, I went last night and it was pretty awesome.

I was lucky enough to be given a VIP pass which allowed me entrance at 7:00pm – an hour earlier that most. Well, me and a ton of other people. There was a huge line of VIP’s but it moved pretty quickly and I was in the door by 7:15pm which offered plenty of chances to hit up the vendors.

There were bites representing all corners of Asia and as I was starving I set to sampling. Most items were tasty…a few were not…and the items below were my absolute favorites.

I was super excited to sample Daw Yee Myanmar Corner as I’d only had Burmese food once before but I must admit I was a bit apprehensive when I saw what appeared to be black jelly. It turned out to consist of tofu, roasted peanuts, pickles, toasted sesame and squid ink all topped with edible gold. Combined it tasted quite delicious – and I don’t even like tofu!

You may recall Koku Tonkotsu Ramen from Ramen Tatsunoya was one of my favorite dishes at Masters of Taste. It was available here as well and once again it was incredible. An intensely flavored both topped with pork belly and assorted goodness I could have stayed at the booth all night just having taste after taste.

Dumplings are often hit and miss for me but the Ginger Pork Dumplings from Bling Bling Dumpling were so so good. Fresh from the streamer they burst in my mouth and filled it with a delicious pork filled broth. And the pickled seaweed was the perfect accompaniment.

In addition to the tasty bites there were multiple bars serving a variety of innovative cocktails. I sampled them all and my favorite, hands down, was the Coupe de Grace from The Standing Room.

Combining Hornitos Tequila with lychee, yuzu, Chinese five spice, clementine and passion-fruit it was a tasty tropical drink. The sweetness of the passion-fruit juice was given a firm kick with the five spice and the result was delicious.

Of course, I couldn’t leave without dessert and grabbed a bite from one of my favorite bakeries, Creme Caramel.

The sweet coconut meringue was the perfect topper to a super fun night. This was the eight Luckyrice LA Feast and I can’t believe it took me so long to attend. You can be sure I won’t miss the next one!

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