Massive, Mouthwatering Asian Food Festival Begins In June

Taste Asia Food Fest, New York, NY

Known as the largest Asian food festival in North America, Taste Asia Food Fest will return for a second year in a row to New York City in June.

The foodie event includes a month of festivities and Asian dining deals, in honor of Asia’s culinary arts, cuisines and flavors.

For the grand finale, Taste Asia will launch a massive free outdoor food festival, where spectators can watch live cooking demonstrations in fully-equipped outdoor kitchens as well as culinary masterpieces by Michelin-starred chefs, on June 26th and 27th in Times Square.

World-renowned chefs who will be in attendance include Hemant Mathur of Haldi and Chola, Joe Isidori  of Chalk Point Kitchen and Black Tap Burgers, Japanese “Iron Chef” Yuji Wakiya, Food Network’s World Extreme Chef Terry French, Beat Bobby Flay veterans, Brian Tsao of Mira Sushi and Esther Choi of Mokbar, and Barret Beyer of Hell’s Kitchen 11 and “Cutthroat Kitchen.”

“One of the most exciting aspects of our festival this year is our inaugural Best NYC Asian Restaurant contest, which kicks off on June 1st, where voters have the power to crown their favorite Asian dining destinations in NYC. You won’t want to miss the live announcements of the winners on June 26th!” -Jan Jekielek, co-curator of Taste Asia, told Indulge Report


WHAT: Taste Asia Food Fest: A month of festivities, Asian dining deals and two-day free outdoor Asian food festival
WHERE: Two-day outdoor food festival takes place in Times Square (43rd and 44th streets on Broadway), New York, NY. 
WHEN: Two-day outdoor food festival on June 26th and 27th. Dining deals available throughout June.


- Best NYC Asian Restaurants Contest: The contest will give voters the chance to weigh-in on their favorite Asian eateries in the city.
- 7th International Chinese Culinary Competition: Sichuan’s fiery-tingly plates to the Northeast’s most hearty dishes; Watch chefs fire up their woks and battle it out in Taste Asia’s fully equipped, outdoor kitchens.
- Dumpling Making & Eating Contest: Hosted by Cathy Erway, celebrated author of The Food of Taiwan and The Art of Eating In. Watch as New Yorkers compete for the “Dumpling Master” crown live on the Taste Asia stage.
- Luncheon with Chef Hemant Mathur and Surbhi Sahni: $200 per ticket.
- James Beard Dinner with Chef Zizhao Luo: $200 per ticket.