Adelaide’s top Asian eateries on show at new festival in October

Air Asia ASIAFEST is set to be one of the state's largest food festivals.

More than 20 of the state’s best Asian restaurants will bring their kitchens to Rymill Park for AirAsia ASIAFEST.

The brand new, 3-day festival on the October long weekend (4, 5, 6 October) promises to be a feast for the senses with food, music and even traditional Sumo Wrestling!

The participating restaurants have been announced and the offerings are mouth wateringly good.

From China, festival goers can enjoy fare from Golden Dragon Palace, Wah Hing and Ming’s Palace including dumplings, squid tentacles, YUM CHA, shallot pancakes, peking duck and honey chicken.

Japan presents Ginza, Samurai Teppanyaki House, The Little Takoyaki Stand and Chi’s Japanese Sweets. Such treats as teriyaki chicken, sushi, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, teppanyaki skewers and traditional Japanese sweets will be on offer.

Ginza and Golden Dragon owners Paul and Johnny said, “We are very excited to feature our restaurants at ASIAFEST. Can’t wait to witness the first ever sumo tournament in Adelaide”.

Air Asia ASIAFEST is set to be one of the state's largest food festivals.
Air Asia ASIAFEST is set to be one of the state’s largest food festivals.

Samurai Teppanyaki owner Clark Zhang said “We’ve been waiting so long for a festival like ASIAFEST to come to Adelaide; it’s the perfect opportunity to bring all Asian cultures together and celebrate our multicultural society”.

Tien Ho, chef at Vietnam Restaurant on Addison Road, will be offering Vietnam on Halong Bay featuring his famous quails.

Toly’s gourmet Vietnamese street food will also be serving its famous bahn mi (Vietnamese meat roll), pho soup and sugar cane prawns.

From Korea, Don Don Korean BBQ and Gamja Twisters will tempt you with street food at its finest, with spicy chicken skewers, marinated chicken in Korean chilli sauce and the increasingly popular potato on a stick.

Skipping over to Thailand and Golden Boy, Star of Siam, Indochina and Nee’s Street Food have cooked up a plan offering traditional pad thai, massaman curry, satay skewers, red duck curry, tom yum soup and Golden Boy’s contemporary Thai dishes.

Miles Davies, Head Chef of Golden Boy said, “ASIAFEST festival goers can expect a new take on some of Golden Boy’s most popular contemporary Thai dishes, and we will stock up our late night cart with new and surprising street food.”

Not to be outdone, The Melting Pot are giving punters a chance to try their unique mixture of various Asian flavours that will transport you to the streets of Asia! Who can resist Miss Lee’s Fun Buns, Spice Kitchen, Wok in a Box, Bing Boy or Burger Foundry’s Asian fusion burgers?

AirAsia ASIAFEST aims to continue to unveil South Australia as a vibrant city and a destination for unique food, culture and entertainment.