Cincinnati gets a little more diverse this weekend as the Taste of Malaysia celebrates its second anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 14.
The event, produced by Mason restaurant Straits of Malacca, presents a glimpse into Malaysian culture, providing food and vendor booths along with Malaysian performances. Those that love to experience other cultures will have plenty to enjoy at the Taste of Malaysia. Dishes will range from beef and chicken satay and chicken curry to sweets like Kuih Talam and taro cake. A Kompang Drum troupe will demonstrate the sounds of The Kompang, a Malaysian hand drum. Last year, The Ohio State University Malaysian Student association wooed the crowd with their modern fan dance performance, and this year's performance is just as promising.
The event will also host the second Teh Tarik competition. Teh Tarik is "pulled" tea, created by pouring the tea back and forth into different glasses to create a frothy top; it's made with black tea and condensed or evaporated milk. The competition consists of pulling tea behind one’s back while dancing to music, and is open to the public.