My first time at the OC Night Market

I'm willing to brave long lines and huge crowds if the end game is to get some amazing food and drinks.  That's why I agreed to go with my siblings and cousin to the OC Night Market this past weekend.  

I know I said I was only going to try 5 things, but when in Rome (or in this case OC Night Market) do as everyone else does and go to town.  

Since there is more than just food places here, I whittled down the list to my favorite five things that I loved from my first time here: 

1. Fantastic Fam

Cute graphic tees!  I purchased a macaroon one (yes I will rock that when I make my macaroon video)

Follow them @fantasticfamfashion on Instagram

2.  Miister Potato

I feel like this place is an institution and crowd favorite here at the OC Night Market.  My recommendations are the Potato Tornado (or how I so eloquently called it "that sucker") and the Squid Skewer.  Delicious.

Follow them on Facebook by clicking here. 

3. Beauty Couture

Korean Skincare & Beauty supplies for days!  I can't wait to try my lip tint mask!!  I already love my gel eye masks to help deal with the bags under my eyes!

Start shopping on their website here.

4. The Milk Tea Company

You have to get the Royal Milk tea with boba if you're a traditionalist like myself, it's so good.  If you're lucky, they'll sing you a song too - we got Party In The USA by Miley Cyrus.  Thanks ladies!  And also thank you to the guy dancing in the back ;) 

Follow them on Twitter here. 

5. Beach Live Seafood Restaurant

Uni Bowls.  I mean, I feel like this is how mermaids eat, and I've said this before in 2014 & 2015 that 2016-2017 is going to be the time of the mermaid (love calling trends before they happen :P).  They have a brick and mortar spot in Buena Park too if you can't make it to the night market.  

Check out more of their dishes here on Yelp. 

*Note - I don't know how this place has only 3 stars. I read some reviews hating on the service, but from my experience, I'm going to rate the Uni bowl 5 stars thank you very much.

I get it, you want to go too after watching my video and reading my list.  Sad to say, there is only one more weekend this year that they are hosting it and it's going to be in LA.  

So, if you're Southern California/LA Area and want to check this out, then head over to their last event of the year. 

626 Night Market (September 2-4, 2016)  

Info from site (http://www.626nightmarket.com/home)

Location: 

Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

Enter through Gates 3 & 5 on Huntington Drive or Gate 8 on Baldwin Ave.

September 2–4 // Friday & Saturday & Sunday 4pm–1am
(Extended Labor Day Weekend hours)

Free parking. $3 admission at the door only. Children 6 and under get in free. Many vendors are cash only.

Santa Anita Park does not allow pets with the exception of service animals — it is up to their discretion at the gate to allow your furry friends in.

Also, check out 626 Night Market's Tips & Tricks video on how to make the best of your visit:

This video is the first in a series of short clips containing tips and tricks on how to make the most of your time at 626 Night Market. Don't like crowds? Arrive early. The dinner rush is usually 6-9pm. Arrive before or after to avoid the longest lines.

Video Credit: 626 Night Market