Tiger Fork hosts Night Market in Blagden Alley

Talented chefs, bartenders serve up Asian-inspired food, cocktails

Cantonese-inspired Tiger Fork will host a Night Market Thursday, December 5. The Hong Kong-themed-night will feature food and drink stands and a Chinese mini-market full of Chinese wares. The restaurant is supplying a DJ to keep the beats and tempo going all night long. Special guests, Chef Seng Luangrath, of the likes of Thip Khao and Hanumanh, will be on hand to celebrate the night. Additionally, Tiger Fork’s Chef Irvin Van Oordt, the restaurant’s opening chef, is also serving creative street food and snacks.

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Luangrath will serve comfort noodle soup, in addition to sweet & savory desserts. Amor y Amargo Head Bartender Max Green will serve unique shochu cocktails during the Tiger Fork Night Market. Green also slings drinks at New York City cocktail den Blue Quarter. He’ll be combining flavors from sesame, shiso, yuzu and Japanese sancho pepper. Tiger Fork Beverage Director Ian Fletcher also plans to serve Night Market-themed cocktails.

Night Market Cocktail list by Max Green

  • Diamond District – rye, sweet vermouth, sancho pepper, lime bitters
  • Long Lived – iichiko saiten, pineau de charentes, shiso tea, yuzu
  • Tequila Take-out – sesame-washed tequila, cointreau, soy, lime

Also, Iichiko Shochu will be at the Night Market to offer complimentary shochu tastings.

Night Market: Mix of comfort food, adventuresome street snacks

Luangrath, whose talents gave rise to Thip Khao, Hanumanh, Padaek, and Sen Khao, will serve up the following: Lao Khao Soi: Wide Rice Noodle Soup with chicken broth, fermented soybean pork tomato sauce, scallions, and cilantro; and Banana-Coconut Cake drizzled with fish sauce caramel.

Van Oordt returns to Blagden Alley to add culinary excitement to the Tiger Fork Night Market; he currently works for Pure Grey in New York City as a consultant. He’ll be serving Glazed Pork Skewer with confit yolk and soy sauce and Chicken Salad dressed with ikura Tonnato sauce and iceberg lettuce.

Chef de Cuisine Jong Son has her own delicacies in mind. She’ll be serving Gan Poong Gi-style Duck Wings and Mushroom Turnip Cake with oyster sauce. Catch the Night Market celebration, which starts at 8 p.m. and runs through midnight. According to Tiger Fork’s announcement, the event is first come, first served. No tickets are needed.

Hong Kong Night Market at Tiger Fork, 922 North Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20001

Photo credit: Tiger Fork (featured photos, logo)

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