Asian Food Fest 2019

This post was sponsored by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. All opinions are my own.

Make your plans to experience Asian Food Fest, happening on Freedom Way (at The Banks, downtown) on May 11-12, 2019. Enjoy a huge selection of delicious Asian food from 30+ different restaurants, food trucks, and vendors, all along the banks of the Ohio River.

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There will be lots to love as they serve up 125+ different Asian menu items, dishes inspired by the culture and cuisine of many Asian countries including Cambodia, China, Hawaii, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Sample a variety of Asian foods in the form of small plates ranging in price from $2­-$6.

Asian Food Fest in Cincinnati

I LOVE Asian inspired food and it is always something I will choose if it’s in the realm of possibilities. So this is one festival I look forward to each year!

Back by popular demand is the Secret Menu. The term “secret menu” comes from a frequent practice at many Asian restaurants in America. These establishments often have a secret menu available only upon request. The menu features more traditional and authentic Asian dishes.

While food is definitely the heart of this festival, this year’s festival will also feature live entertainment, local craft and Asian beer, fun family activities, and more. Be sure to bring the whole family on Mother’s Day (May 12)!


Along with traditional Asian dances/performances, you’ll also find a new three-hour Unplugged session featuring National Asian Artists (Mark Joshua, Melissa Polinar, Jeff Bernat and Tribal Theory) sharing their talents at Cincinnati’s Asian Food Fest.

Saturday on the Main Stage:

1-1:30 p.m.FASO
2-2:20 p.m.Asian Employee Resource Group Kickoff-
Angel Colón and Diana Victoriano, The Kroger Co.
2:20-2:50 p.m.Joy Flower Music Center
3-3:30 p.m.Sayaw FilipinOH
4-4:30 p.m.Bing Yang Chinese Performing Arts Center
5-5:15 p.m.Pamana Dance Group
5:30-6 p.m.Sakura Ladies Chorus
6:30–10 p.m.Asian Food Fest Unplugged – Mark Joshua
 Asian Food Fest Unplugged – Melissa Polinar
 Asian Food Fest Unplugged – Jeff Bernat
 Asian Food Fest Unplugged – Tribal Theory

Saturday on the “DJ Stage”:

2 p.m.Xanati
4 p.m.Shef
5 p.m.Druskii
6 p.m.Astropat
8 p.m.Bitflip

Sunday on the Main Stage:

1-1:15 p.m.Confucius Institute – Miami University
2-2:40 p.m.Mark Joshua
3-3:20 p.m.Young Pohnpeian’s in Cincinnati – Micronesia Dances
4-4:20 p.m.Maktan – Filipino Martial Arts w/ The School of Combative Arts
5-5:40 p.m.Cincinnati Dayton Taiko
6-6:30 p.m.Chinese Folk/QiPao Dance
7-8 p.m. p.m.DJ – Shef

Sunday on the DJ Stage”:

2 p.m.Will Ross
4 p.m.Doboy
6 p.m.Astropat

Admission to Asian Food Fest is free. Vendors will be offering a mouthwatering tour of Asian foods in the form of small plates priced from $2­-$6.

Asian Food Fest is a one of the many local events hosted by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. The Chamber also hosts Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the Bengals Tailgate Zone, the Bengals Tailgate Zone, and BLINK.

Asian Food Fest takes place at The Banks (Freedom Way between Elm and Walnut Streets) on May 11-12, 2019. Hours are 12-10pm on Saturday and 12-8pm on Sunday.

This post was sponsored by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. All opinions are my own.

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