Night Market | Harvard Square Cambridge, MA Boston

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went to check out night market’s soft opening tonight.

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as the name suggests, it’s an asian street food inspired restaurant.

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it bothers me a lot when i dont get a real wine glass with my wine
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pineapple sake slushy | menu – click to enlarge

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wellfleet oysters with fish sauce and chillies – these oysters were served lukewarm. not sure if was because of the fish sauce, the oysters were extra fishy.
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daikon fries – radish with garlic/black bean aioli and smoked tomato/ginger ketchup.
the garlic dipping sauce was nice and daikon fries tasted more like yucca fries.
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chinese fish fry – salted dace, mustard greens, thai chili
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mushroom gyoza – maitake, shitake, button, cashew
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dan dan mien – spicy pork ragout, sichuan broth, egg noodles
nothing tasted like the dan dan noodles i have had in asia. noodles had no textures. egg noodles are not used in real dan dan mian.
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food didn’t taste bad except for the oysters; however, it tasted nothing like authentic asian street food. the idea is nice, but the execution is off. one of the reasons why people enjoy night markets is that they enjoy specialized dishes by each food vendor while still having a great selection of food. dishes like dan dan mian seem simple but are very hard to execute well. usually one food stand at a night market in asia specializes in one dish or one type of food. they cook the same dish all their life and sometimes it’s even being passed on from one generation to another. although they have a selection of ‘asian street food’ dishes, none of the dishes we had at night market was very well made or memorable.

although the food was discounted at 50% off during the soft opening period, i found the full price to be ridiculously high for what it is. the daikon fries are priced at $10 and the chinese fish fry, canned fish + rice, are priced at $9.5. not sure what kinda people would wanna pay $10 for some canned fish over white rice. i rarely talk about prices on this blog, but i found this was pretty outrages. it would be all worth the money if they did taste amazing; however, it was not the case for night market.

grand opening is tomorrow 12/9/2014

things i liked: the pineapple sake slushy, ambience, friendly service.
will i return: very unlikely

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Night Market
below 48 jfk street
Cambridge, Ma

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