All the Secret Menu Items You Can Try During Cincinnati's Asian Food Week

Asian Food Week runs Jan. 31-Feb. 6.

click to enlarge Thai Express - Photo: Paige Deglow
Photo: Paige Deglow
Thai Express

Asian Food Week is returning to Greater Cincinnati Jan. 31-Feb. 6. And this time, it coincides with the Lunar New Year, ushering in of the Year of the Tiger.

Organizers, the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati, say the goal of the week is to support "local Asian businesses in light of the continued challenges with COVID-19 and staffing shortage in the restaurant industry."

"Asian Food Week, to me, promotes the diverse amount of Asian food we have in Cincinnati. The Asian food scene has had immense growth over the years," the AACAC's Lam Dang tells CityBeat. "There used to be the Vietnamese place, the Thai place and the Chinese place. Now there are plenty of places with many different varieties of Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese food."

During Asian Food Week, more than 50 participating Greater Cincinnati restaurants will be offering either a $20 or $30 three-course prix fixe meal, and/or a secret menu item. "The secret menu special is a nod to the unlisted menu often found at many Asian restaurants in America that include traditional dishes that may not conform to mainstream American tastes," reads a release from the AACAC.

While you can view full menu offerings online at, here's a sampling of the different secret menu items various restaurants are offering.

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