Asian Food Fest 2019
Asian Food Fest is one of our favorite culinary events of the year, and 2019 was the best one yet! It’s a Cincinnati based event where local restaurants, aspiring chefs, and/or groups comprised of family and friends from the local Asian communities set up shop at The Banks and showcase diverse dishes ranging from bubble tea & seemingly simple steamed buns, to Korean hot dogs and Cambodian chicken tacos. There were traditional dance groups at one end and a DJ booth at the other. Somewhere towards the middle is where the “Secret Menu” shops set up (where smaller family size elements set up and rotate out daily). A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati and future Asian cultural events in Greater Cincinnati. The food and music were all awesome. Some of my personal favorites were the tofu Khao Soy (egg noodles and veggies with tofu in yellow curry) - Thai Express, the Pork Adobo -Paolitos Catering, and pretty much everything put together by the Dai Trang Bistro. To be honest, everything I tried was pretty great, and I sampled from every booth. Special shout out to my peeps at Vannon’s Cambodian Street Food for serving up general awesomeness. Can’t wait to do it again next year!
ADELINDA'S LUMPIA ∙ BAMBOO KITCHEN ∙ BIN & ZIYE ∙ BLESAME CATERING SERVICES ∙ BOBA CHA ∙ BREAD HOUSE BAKERY CINCY ∙ BRIDGES NEPALI CUISINE ∙ CHINO'S STREET FOOD ∙ CHRISTINE'S CASUAL DINING ∙ DAI TRANG BISTRO ∙ DOPE! NOODLE & DUMPLING SHOP ∙ EAM KRUESAH ∙ HAOLEPINO HAWAIIAN-FILIPINO ISLAND CUISINE ∙ HUIT FOOD GROUP ∙ INJOY ∙ KUNG FU TEA ∙ LUC NGUYEN ∙ PAOLITOS CATERING ∙ PHO LANG TANG ∙ QUAN HAPA ∙ MAHOPE ∙ MEN CAN COOK ∙ ONO GRINDZ ∙ OUR LADY OF LAVANG CHURCH ∙ PHO KIMMY ∙ POKE HUT ∙ PUFFS N' BUNS ∙ ROLL ON IN ∙ SIAM ORCHID THAI RESTAURANT ∙ STONE BOWL KOREAN RESTAURANT ∙ STREETPOPS ∙ TEA 'N' BOWL ∙ THAI EXPRESS ∙ THY NGHIEM ∙ VANNON'S CAMBODIAN STREET FOOD ∙ YAT KA MEIN ∙
FASO ∙ JOY FLOWER MUSIC CENTER ∙ SAYAW FILIPIN OH ∙ BING YANG CHINESE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ∙ PAMANA DANCE GROUP ∙ SAKURA LADIES CHORUS ∙ MARK JOSHUA ∙ MELISSA POLINAR ∙ JEFF BERNAT ∙ TRIBAL THEORY ∙ CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE – (MIAMI UNIVERSITY) ∙ MARK JOSHUA ∙ YOUNG POHNPEIAN’S IN CINCINNATI ∙ MATKAN (Filipino Martial Arts w/ The School of Combative Arts) ∙ CINCINNATI DAYTON TAIKO ∙ CHINESE FOLK/QIPAO DANCE ∙ (the DJ’s) ∙ DJ SHEF ∙ GABRIAL ∙ XANATI ∙ SHEF ∙ DRUSKII ∙ ASTROPAT ∙ BITFLIP ∙ SPAM ∙ WILL ROSS ∙ DOBOY ∙