The Taiwanese American Student Association at the University of California, Santa Barbara, held its annual night market at Storke Plaza, across from the University Center on May 4. Like a traditional Taiwanese night market, there were food booths, games and other vendors. The night was punctuated with musical and artistic performances, in a celebration of Taiwanese culture.

With fragrant Thai basil and just the right dusting of white pepper, TASA’s delicious fried chicken kept mouths watering all night long. Emma Wang / Daily Nexus

TASA offered three drink bases for bubble tea, a beverage originating from Taiwan: milk tea, almond milk and wintermelon lemonade. Emma Wang / Daily Nexus

Performances from assorted singers, rappers, dance and instrumental groups drew in a large crowd throughout the night. Emma Wang / Daily Nexus

Pictured is the crowd at the TASA night market, enjoying the festivities. Emma Wang / Daily Nexus