Right now at the Garden Mall!
A true look into Vietnamese culture. Lots of different flower vendors, live music at night, families all about! Happy and energetic vibe. Kids throwing poppers on the floor. Vietnamese from all over the country come here.
In front of the live band, there is a young guy who is a dancing savant of some sort as I watched him move from pop-lockin’ to James Brown footwork to Richard Simmons aerobics to Mick Jagger like high knees to Matrix (yes moving backwards with arms waving) to Crip Walking to BBoy uprocking to belly dancing to pantomime, it was pretty awesome to watch. I mean the live band was great but this dude was absolutely tearing it up, either knowingly or not, moving from style to style.
It is east of the mall in front of Kim Ky.
And honestly it puts what I saw at the OC Night Market to shame. I will definitely come back.
What caught my eye and what most people were eating…
The stall in front of Kim Ky. “Saigon Street Food”. The grilled beef sticks. The bot chien (rice cakes and eggs). Funny how Kim Ky also does a good bot chien.
Grilled Squid. With some sort of green sauce.
Another place had lobster tails. The Oh Mia Mia Mia sugarcane juice truck was there. A charcoal grilled crepe or cracker of some sort with pork,shrimp,herbs, and egg.