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Asiafest Brings You the Best Asian Food Adelaide Asian Restaurants Can Produce


Asiafest is the newest festival in Adelaide, bringing a smorgasbord of Asian food flavours to Rymill Park over the October long weekend.

While the OzAsia Festival teased the taste buds of Adelaide in September, Asiafest brings a fusion of flavours from Asian restaurants in Adelaide, supported by a variety of cultural performances from the region.

From China we have the Golden Dragon Palace, Wah Hing and Ming's Palace bringing you traditional dishes such as dumplings , squid tentacles, Yum Cha, shallot pancakes, Peking duck and honey chicken to name just a few.

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Sumo Wrestling From Japan


Japan presents Ginza, Samurai Teppanyaki House, The Little Takoyaki Stand and Chi's Japanese Sweets with teriyaki chicken, sushi, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, teppanyaki skewers and traditional Japanese sweets. Also from Japan is the chance to see some authentic Sumo wrestlers, but more about that later.

Thailand is represented by renowned local Asian eateries Golden Boy, Star of Siam, Indochina and Nee's Street Food, showcasing popular dishes including traditional pad thai, massaman curry, satay skewers, red duck curry ( a favourite of mine), tom yum soup and Golden Boy's contemporary Thai dishes.

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Asiafest Rymill Park Map Showing Asian Food Locations


Don Don Korean BBQ and Gamja Twisters offer a yummy taste of Korean street food at its finest, with spicy chicken skewers, marinated chicken in Korean chilli sauce and the increasingly popular potato on a stick.

Vietnam on Halong Bay features their highly sought after quails, while Toly's authentic gourmet Vietnamese street food will also be serving its famous bahn mi (Vietnamese roll), pho soup and sugar cane prawns.

Admission to Asia Fest Adelaide costs $10, and each Asian food dish costs around $10-14 for a main course. You will also be able to buy a Taste of Asia card on entry to allow you to sample food from each country.

Each type of cuisine will be served in specific zones, for example Vietnamese food will be available from the island in the middle of the Rymill Park lake.

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Some of Adelaide's Best Asian Restaurants Are at Asiafest


Of course Asiafest isn't just about the best Asian food Adelaide can offer, it's an event for all ages with family entertainment and activities for kids too. There will be a kimono show, Japanese traditional drumming, Bonodori Japanese festival dancing, Chinese lion dance and a Chinese dragon dance. Try a Thai massage or learn Thai fruit cutting. There will also be many forms of Asian martial arts on display including karate, kendo, Kung fu, Muay Thai, wing Chun, Jeet kune do, and a taekwondo championship competition held at the festival.

A special Kids Zone near the Rymill Park playground will provide plenty of activities for kids and toddlers.

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Rymill Park Playground Has Many Activities for Kids


If all the took of food and exercise makes you thirsty, then you're in luck too. Miss Lee's Laundry & Bar is a themed bar set in the back street alley ways of Hong Kong, with intricate decorations to transport visitors to this far away place. Brought to you by the entrepreneurs behind Little Miss Mexico and the Royal Croquet Club, Miss Lee's Laundry & Bar is a destination its own right at Asia Fest Adelaide!

To cap off the family entertainment Asiafest is offering a Sumo wrestling spectacular with a traditional Sumo experience including professional Japanese Sumo wrestlers, referees, ring announcers and sumo barbers. In addition to the Sumo wrestling tournament there will be demonstrations of their training techniques and tips how to win. (Note - the unique Sumo wrestling performance costs an extra $40-400 depending on seat).

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Rymill Park Lake - A Beautiful Setting for Asia Fest Adelaide


Rymill Park is a lovely location for the Asiafest food festival. A previous Fork on the Road held at Rymill Park was very popular, and the Rymill Park playground was teeming with toddlers enjoying the modern play equipment.

Find our more about Asiafest on the website. or Facebook page. Why leave town for the October long weekend when you can enjoy attractions in Adelaide like Asiafest and the Festival of Vintage Boats, Trains & Planes?
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Why? Asian restaurants bring you the best Asian food in Adelaide
When: See website
Where: Rymill Park, Adelaide
Cost: $10 entry plus food
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