Asian International Food & Culture Festival, Ipoh

1. Asian International Food & Culture Festival, Ipoh
1. Asian International Food & Culture Festival, Ipoh

Yay! It’s time for food once again. The much-anticipated Asian International Food & Culture Festival is now in Ipoh! Beginning yesterday, this food and culture fare is open for a total of ten days, but don’t wait till the last minute to try out these delicacies.

2. suhun ayam Indonesia
2. suhun ayam Indonesia
3. stinky tofu
3. stinky tofu

This is because with about sixty stalls offering a wide array of food (pork free) and beverages not only from Malaysia but also neighbouring Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea and more, one or two days are definitely insufficient to sample all the delicious food here!

4. clockwise from top left: Taiwan Coffin Bread, Mr. Potato, wedges & BBQ meat
4. clockwise from top left: Taiwan Coffin Bread, Mr. Potato, wedges & BBQ meat
5. fried ice cream
5. fried ice cream

Those who have travelled to countries in the neighbourhood may find these street fare familiar but somehow they taste better when served at our doorstep! Don’t you think so?

6. grilled chicken
6. grilled chicken
7. prawn in egg
7. prawn in egg

When I arrived at about 8pm, the venue was already teeming with people who were looking for dinner. It was definitely a struggle trying to move about to bring these shots to you.

8. some of the delicacies available
8. some of the delicacies available
9. fried chicken
9. fried chicken

I had wanted to get my supper but the queue for cash cards was extremely long. Forget it, I’ll go there again tonight and make sure I have enough time to wait out the queue, for both the cash cards and the food!

10. fried squid
10. fried squid
11. one of the many stalls at the Asian International Food & Culture Festival in Ipoh
11. one of the many stalls at the Asian International Food & Culture Festival in Ipoh

Yup, some of the snacks had caught my eye, particularly the Taiwan Coffin Bread. By the way, I still haven’t plucked up my courage to try to stomach the stinky tofu!

12. fish balls
12. fish balls
13. be prepared to queue for these
13. be prepared to queue for these

Oh, I think this Asian Food Festival would be more complete if creepy crawlies were served. You know, items like scorpions, tarantulas, lizards and worms. Hahaha!

14. Does this appeal to you?
14. Does this appeal to you?
15. look at the massive crowd last evening
15. look at the massive crowd last evening

In case you didn’t know yet, this Asian International Food & Culture Festival will travel to Tesco Bukit Mertajam from 19th to 22nd Jan and Tesco Tanjung Pinang from 26th Jan to 5th Feb, 2017.

16. cash card counter
16. cash card counter

Event: Asian International Food & Culture Festival
Venue: Tesco Extra, Ipoh
Date: 6th – 15th Jan, 2017
Time: 5pm – 12am

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19 thoughts on “Asian International Food & Culture Festival, Ipoh

  1. I’m from near Ipoh but I never knew about this food festival. It looks like a really good way to try out different food all in one place. I can’t make this one but I am definitely going to try and catch the next one!

  2. I was salivating when I read this article until I came across this paragraph :

    “Oh, I think this Asian Food Festival would be more complete if creepy crawlies were served. You know, items like scorpions, tarantulas, lizards and worms. Hahaha! ”

    Lost my appetite.

    Anyhow, I stumble across this food festival tonight. Saw the crowd and que. Got discouraged and went to McDonald for a prosperity burger meal. Hahaha.

    ps . Don’t know what some of the vendor are selling. Blur blur.

  3. I love this kind of food festival because I got to enjoy variety of dishes in one roof! Awesome 🙂

  4. This is so good. My husband and I would definitely enjoy the food festival. We are big fans of asian cuisine and treats compared to western. We would love to join the next one. 🙂

  5. ipoh is such interesting place..for real…it’s like it has a never ending festival..and i would love to taste the prawn in egg…

  6. Flin,

    Creepy crawlies are popular snacks in countries like Vietnam and China. Hahahaha!! I’m a banana myself and found difficulty figuring out the food, too. Didn’t have a chance to chat with the vendors due to the huge crowd.

  7. ipoh is filled with so much culture! hoping that the next time i visit, i’ll have something to do

  8. waaa so many yummy food to try! Some really interesting ones too like the prawn in egg :O The sotong so cute la got sunglasses one haha

  9. Perfect place for foodie bloggers and aspiring food entrepreneurs to gain ideas from the industry. Love it!

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