Local Eats at FNO Market 2016

Flushing Night Out 2015 definitely was a success and we are so glad that they brought it back this year. Unfortunately, we weren't able to attend the first Flushing Night Out Market a couple of weeks ago so we made it a point to go to Friday's event at Flushing High School. The event started at 6 P.M. and lasted until 11 P.M. The FNO Market brings local vendors from all over NYC together for an evening of food tastings. The actual event is free and food is available for purchase.

I was afraid that the lines would be super long because we got there a little before 7 P.M. but to my surprise and relief, I did not see a long line at all. We started our FNO Market adventure at the C Bao booth. I got the Taiwanese pork bao and Michael got the peking duck bao. Both dishes were fantastic and I could've easily eaten 2 more. After canvassing the grounds, we decided to try yakisoba and a pork skewer from Teinei Ya. I've never had anything from there and I quite liked what we got. The pork skewer was amazing! I love when pork fat just melts in your mouth as you bite it.

We FINALLY were able to try takoyaki from Karl's Balls! We've seen them at LIC Flea and at last year's FNO Market and just about everywhere but we just never got around to checking them out. I know it's going to sound risqué but I like that their takoyaki balls are bigger than most (of the ones I've tried anyway). At first I was turned off by the $5 price tag for 4 balls but once I saw their size, I didn't mind.

Moving on, we capped the night off with a matcha moffle from Moffle Bar. When images of the moffle started to surface on Instagram, I thought it was a waffle dog. It's actually mochi inside a waffle, shaped like a corn dog. I was on the fence about trying it but I do like mochi, so I gave in. A moffle is crunchy on the outside but chewy inside and I really liked it. I want to try the other flavors!

Michael and I also shared a spiced date ice cream from Lezzetli Mediterranean Ice Cream. Personally, I'm not big on this flavor but Michael (who likes flavors like this) really liked it. However, what we both liked was the chewy texture of the ice cream. We asked the people at the booth where we can pick up their product and they told us that they'll be selling their ice cream at grocery stores in the city soon. 

If you missed the first two FNO Market, you still have two more chances to check it out. The event will be back on Friday August 12th & August 26th at Flushing High School from 6-11 P.M.