It’s a good thing that AsiaFest runs over 10 days this year because there’s so much food to try and performances to watch. Adelaide Food Central was fortunate enough to be invited for a second day in a row to pick up from where we left off from the day before. This time, the event was organised by Zomato, and all attendees were treated to both a culinary and comedic. All food and drink were provided free of charge.
As a review was just written about AsiaFest yesterday, we’ll get straight into the food.
Golden Dragon Yum Cha
We ordered some Steamed BBQ Pork Buns from Golden Dragon Yum Cha. The steamed buns were light and fluffy, and came straight out of the cooker. The BBQ pork filling was well seasoned and the morsels of pork were lean. A well executed dish and a good start to proceedings.
Next up was Dak KoChi from Don Don. These are chicken skewers that are coated, in this case, with teriyaki sauce. The chicken was tender and succulent, and the subtle sweetness of the teriyaki sauce made these skewers incredibly addictive.
Also from the same place was the Soy and Sweet Bulgogi. Apart from Bibimbap, Bulgogi is my other favourite Korean dish. The beef slices were well marinated and the flavours were just right.
Still in Korea, I ordered the Crumbed Bulgogi Bomba Rice from Korkos Tapas. This stall is run by the brains behind La Bonne Table. Very similar to an arancini ball, the exterior had a lovely golden brown crumb. The filling was soft and moist, and full of flavour. It was delicious.
The Aburi Salmon was from the popular Sushi Planet. Known for their fresh ingredients, the silky smooth salmon was seared to release lovely charred flavours.
Star of Siam
One of my favourite Thai restaurants is the Star of Siam. Serving up a classic Pad Thai dish, the noodles were firm and not too gluggy. The bean sprouts and peanuts added a lovely crunchy texture, and both the flavour and colour were just right. Impressive for a food stall.
Last but not least was the Seafood Okonomiyaki from Samurai Teppanyaki. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese omelette, which in this case, included prawn and calamari. It’s made from a batter of flour, grated yam, dashi and eggs. The omelette was light and delicate, and the seafood content was juicy and succulent.
After we were all well fed, the night ended with a comedy show performed by Karate Chop Teriyaki. Not only did we get front row seats, we had drinks served to us by a butler. Performed by Kazumi Kusano, Michael Naishtut and Keiko Okamoto, the show was made up of many scenes including story telling, standup comedy, a Geish teaser and a Karate demonstration. It really was a great way to end the night.
Adelaide Food Central would like to thank the organisers of AsiaFest and Zomato for organising such a fun afternoon.
WHERE: Rymill Park, Adelaide