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Sriracha Ramen Burgers, Ramen Pizza + More Reasons to Hit the First DTLA Night Market

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Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM
click to enlarge Sriracha ramen burger - COURTESY: RAMEN BURGER
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  • Sriracha ramen burger
The folks behind the popular 626 Night Market are at it again. This time they're taking their event to downtown Los Angeles this weekend for the first downtown L.A. night market.  Held this Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at Lot 7 of Staples Center, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Since this is the very first Downtown L.A. Night Market, there will be many new vendors and food items making their debut. Here are 6 things to look forward to at the inaugural DTLA Night Market.

click to enlarge wasabi ahi poke - COURTESY: MAMA MUSUBI
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  • wasabi ahi poke
6. Wasabi Ahi Poke 
Night Market Veteran Mama Musubi is teaming up with chef Jay Terauchi to debut a secret menu item: wasabi ahi poke with sweet onions and sesame seeds, topped with green onion over rice and served on a lettuce leaf for $7. Only those readers in the know will be able order the special dish, which will be limited to 30 orders. Mama Musubi will also be offering a Currywurst rice ball made with Berkshire pork sausages and Japanese curry aioli. And there'll be mochi coconut cream for dessert.

click to enlarge Paella - COURTESY: PAELLA ARTISAN
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  • Paella
5. The Paella Artisan
The Paella Artisan will be making its debut at the night market. Chef Manuel Lopez will be serving paella pescadora (seafood paella with saffron) and paella robusta (chicken, pork and Spanish chorizo paella with smoked paprika). Also on the menu will be two kinds of Moorish kebabs: marinated pork pinchos served with pimenton salsa, and chicken pinchos served with a garlic and parsley sauce. For drinks, they'll be serving a non-alcoholic Andalusian version of sangria made with pomegranate juice instead of wine.

click to enlarge Terimayo hot dog at Japadog - TIEN NGUYEN
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  • Terimayo hot dog at Japadog
4. Japadog
One of the newest additions to the L.A. food truck scene is Japadog, the Japanese fusion hot dog truck from Vancouver. Although there is a L.A. based truck, the original Japadog will be coming all the way from Canada for the occasion in the form of a pop-up booth. For those that haven't tried it yet, Japadog's hot dogs use yakisoba noodles, bonito flakes and radish, and are topped with toppings like kimchi, seaweed, Japanese mayonnaise and teriyaki sauce. 

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