Thursday, July 14, 2011

Night + Market Happy Hour

I'm always going on about the fact that happy hour is not something I can usually attend because of my work hours. It just seems so unfair. Luckily, there are a few places that have solved that for me. Night + Market, the newish restaurant next to Talesai has happy hour until 8pm every day and all night on Wednesdays. Huzzah! I just had to check it out. I convinced my friend (who is not an adventurous eater by any means) to join me at Night + Market on a recent Wednesday night. Night + Market is chef Kris Yenbamroong's way of bringing Thai street food to West Hollywood. He's the son of Talesai's owners and was itching to do something a bit different than the typical Thai favorites thatbhe dishes up next door.

The complimentary shrimp chips are so addictive.

Shrimp Chips at Night + Market

Because of Kristina's eating restrictions, our ordering choices were really limited so we ordered one happy hour dish, the papaya salad, and one non-happy hour dish, the catfish tamale. The papaya salad is crunchy and sweet and totally refreshing.

Papaya Salad at Night + Market

I actually was skeptical about the tamale because I don't enjoy tamales in general, but I was pleasantly surprised by this. It is a tamale only in technique. The catfish fillet is surrounded by herbs and chilies and baked in a banana leaf. It is wonderfully spicy and reminiscent of some of Jitlada's finest heat. Kristina wasn't too thrilled with the catfish so I got to eat most of it myself.

Catfish Tamale at Night + Market

To finish out the night, we were treated to servings of the coconut and pandan ice creams.  The coconut was surprisingly salty in a good way, but the pandan was addictive. It was hard to stop at one bite despite my usual aversion to dessert.

Coconut and Pandan Ice Creams at Night + Market

Since the restaurant is walking distance from my office, I'm looking forward to returning and hopefully with someone who will let me order the infamous fried pig tails.

Night + Market
9043 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 275-9724

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Erica said...

shrimp chips???? I totally want to try this goodness. And the coconut ice cream looks amazing. Glad you had a nice time!!

vanillasugar said...

yeah that's what i said "shrimp chips"? i could just eat those and be very happy.

e*star said...

Wait, wait, waaaait a minute! I never got complimentary shrimp chips! For shame!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

Looks like a tasty happy hour!

Amanda said...

what a neat place!

Lucy Lean said...

Love Thai food and I want that Papaya salad NOW!!! thanks for sharing

Marla said...

Agreed, shrimp chips are beyond addictive!

Marla said...

Agreed, shrimp chips are beyond addictive!

Joanna Canton said...

Love your blog! I'm SO hungry now, after reading and viewing your pics. I'm torn between making dinner reservations, being brave enough to try one of your recipes, or sticking to my diet. All signs that you've done a great job with this. Love it! :) Joanna Canton