34 Restaurants & Food Trucks Announced for Cincinnati’s Asian Food Fest

Asian Food Fest, presented by Kroger and produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber in partnership with the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati, has announced its 2019 line-up. 34 regional restaurants and food trucks will participate at the new and expanded site, Saturday, May 11, noon-10 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, noon-8 p.m., on Freedom Way, between Elm and Walnut Streets, at the Banks. Fans of Asian Food Fest will enjoy a mouthwatering tour of Asian foods, in the form of small plates, priced from $2-$6. The event is free and open to the public.

“The number of restaurants and food trucks at this year’s Asian Food Fest has grown by almost 15 percent – and more than a third are new to the event.” said Cynthia Oxley, director of Asian Food Fest. “This represents a terrific and deliberate mix of new tastes and longtime favorites.”

“As Cincinnati’s Asian food scene continues to expand, Asian Food Fest is evolving and staying ahead of pace,” said Bao Nguyen of the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati. “This is our ninth production of Asian Food Fest, and we’re proud to have created a new and continuously growing Cincinnati tradition.”

2019 Asian Food Fest Restaurants & Food Trucks:
(BOLD = NEW FOR 2019)

  • Adelinda’s Lumpia

  • Alaingold

  • Bamboo Kitchen

  • Boba Cha

  • Bread House Bakery Cincy

  • Bridges Nepali Cuisine

  • China Gourmet

  • Christine's Casual Dining

  • Dai Trang Bistro

  • Dope! Noodle and Dumpling Shop

  • Eam Kruesah

  • HaolePino Hawaiian-Filipino Island Cuisine

  • Huit Food Group

  • Injoy Street Food

  • Kona Ice

  • Kung Fu Tea

  • Lang Thang Group "Pho Lang Thang/Quan Hapa"

  • Magic Breaths

  • Mahope

  • Men Can Cook by Citrus and Sago

  • Ono Grindz

  • Our Lady of Lavang Church

  • Pho Kimmy

  • Poke Hut

  • Puffs N' Buns

  • Roll On In

  • Saigon Market Street Food

  • SiamOrchid Thai Restaurant

  • Stone Bowl Korean Restaurant

  • streetpops

  • Tea 'n' Bowl

  • Thai Express

  • Vannon's Cambodian Street Food

  • Yat Ka Mein Noodle House

Additionally, “Secret Menu” items will again be available at Asian Food Fest. The term “secret menu” comes from a frequent practice at many Asian restaurants in America. These establishments often have a secret menu available only upon request. The menu features more traditional and authentic Asian dishes.

Other vendors and the SkyStar observation wheel will also operate throughout Asian Food Fest weekend.

Asian Food Fest celebrates the culture, cuisine, entertainment and drinks of Asian communities including Cambodia, China, Hawaii, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. A portion of the proceeds from Asian Food Fest will benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati and future Asian cultural events in Greater Cincinnati. Learn more at asianfoodfest.org.

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