October 29, 2020

All the Food You Can Try During Cincinnati's Inaugural Asian Food Week This November

While this year's super popular Asian Food Fest was moved from its traditional May date to August, and then canceled until 2021, fans will have a similar-yet-novel dining experience to look forward to this November. The Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati — the group that produces both the Asian Food Fest and Lunar New Year party — are hosting the inaugural Asian Food Week from Nov. 2-8. "After Asian Food Fest was cancelled due to COVID-19, the nonprofit quickly adapted to find a different way to celebrate Greater Cincinnati’s robust and growing Asian food culture," reads a release from the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati. "Asian-owned restaurants have been especially impacted by misinformation related to COVID-19, which increased the nonprofit’s urgency to create a campaign to support Asian restaurants." More than 20 eateries from across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are participating and offering either a special $20 prix fixe, three-course meal 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," says the release. As Asia encompasses an extensive collection of cuisines, so too will Asian Food Week with offerings from Vietnamese, Hawaiian, Indian, Chinese restaurants and more. For example, Hi-Mark in the East End is offering a Bo Kho chili mac as their "secret" menu item, while Kiki College Hill is making Yurinchi chicken for theirs. Thai Express in Clifton is offering a three-course option for $20 with vegetable gyoza, lemongrass stir fry (your choice of protein) and Thai custard. For more info, visit the event website.
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Vietnamese
1. Pho Lang Thang, pholangthang.com
2. Wild Ginger, wildgingeroh.com
3. Quan Hapa, quanhapa.com
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Vietnamese

1. Pho Lang Thang, pholangthang.com
2. Wild Ginger, wildgingeroh.com
3. Quan Hapa, quanhapa.com

Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Pho Lang Thang
1828 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Secret Menu Item: Bánh Cu?n
Photo via Facebook.com/DoTheLangThang

Pho Lang Thang

1828 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Secret Menu Item: Bánh Cu?n
Photo via Facebook.com/DoTheLangThang
Teak OTR
1200 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
$20 for three-course meal
First course: (Choose one): Spring Rolls or California Roll
Second course: (Choose one): Ginger Salmon or Chicken Pad Thai
Third course: (Choose one): Ginger Creme Brulee or Mango
Photo via Facebook.com/TeakOTR

Teak OTR

1200 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
$20 for three-course meal
First course: (Choose one): Spring Rolls or California Roll
Second course: (Choose one): Ginger Salmon or Chicken Pad Thai
Third course: (Choose one): Ginger Creme Brulee or Mango
Photo via Facebook.com/TeakOTR
Chako Bakery Cafe
611 Main St., Covington
Secret Menu Item: TBD
Photo via Facebook.com/ChakoBakeryCafe

Chako Bakery Cafe

611 Main St., Covington
Secret Menu Item: TBD
Photo via Facebook.com/ChakoBakeryCafe
Quan Hapa
1331 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Secret Menu Item: Filipino Platter: Amish Chicken Adobo, Short Rib Lumpia, Sauteed Greens, and Garlic Rice ($16-18)
Photo via QuanHapa.com

Quan Hapa

1331 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Secret Menu Item: Filipino Platter: Amish Chicken Adobo, Short Rib Lumpia, Sauteed Greens, and Garlic Rice ($16-18)
Photo via QuanHapa.com
Hi-Mark Bar
3229 Riverside Drive, East End
Secret Menu Item: Bo Kho Chili Mac
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Hi-Mark Bar

3229 Riverside Drive, East End
Secret Menu Item: Bo Kho Chili Mac
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Ambar India
350 Ludlow Ave., Clifton
$20 for three-course meal
First course: Vegetable Samosa
Second course:  Chicken Curry with Butter Naan
Third course: Gulab Jamun
Photo via AmbarIndia.net

Ambar India

350 Ludlow Ave., Clifton
$20 for three-course meal
First course: Vegetable Samosa
Second course: Chicken Curry with Butter Naan
Third course: Gulab Jamun
Photo via AmbarIndia.net
Lalo Chino Latino
709 Main St., Downtown
$20 for three-course meal
First course: (choose one): Chips and Dip, Dumplings
Second course: (choose one): Pad Thai (Chicken or Carnitas), Spicy Miso Ramen, or Asian Taco Plate
Third course: (choose one): Asian Pudding or Cheesecake Flan
Soft drink of your choice
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Lalo Chino Latino

709 Main St., Downtown
$20 for three-course meal
First course: (choose one): Chips and Dip, Dumplings
Second course: (choose one): Pad Thai (Chicken or Carnitas), Spicy Miso Ramen, or Asian Taco Plate
Third course: (choose one): Asian Pudding or Cheesecake Flan
Soft drink of your choice
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Bridges Nepali Cuisine Northside
4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside
$20 for three-course meal
First course: Rice Bowl
Second course:  (choose one): Steamed Momos or Pan Fried Momos
Third course: Rice Porridge
Photo via BridgesNepaliCuisine.com

Bridges Nepali Cuisine Northside

4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside
$20 for three-course meal
First course: Rice Bowl
Second course: (choose one): Steamed Momos or Pan Fried Momos
Third course: Rice Porridge
Photo via BridgesNepaliCuisine.com
Crzy Monk
627 Main St., Downtown
$20 for three-course meal
First course: Dumplings
Second course:  (choose one): Super Monk Noodles or Pho Noodles
Third course: Taro pudding dessert
Photo via Facebook.com/MonkCincinnati

Crzy Monk

627 Main St., Downtown
$20 for three-course meal
First course: Dumplings
Second course: (choose one): Super Monk Noodles or Pho Noodles
Third course: Taro pudding dessert
Photo via Facebook.com/MonkCincinnati