Asia Fest 2015

For those of you who missed out on Asia Fest last year (myself included), I am so excited to share with you that Asia Fest is coming back to Adelaide this October!

Asia Fest 2015 will spread over 10 days and promises to take guests on a journey to Asia, for those of you who have never been to Asia, you’re in for a treat and for those of you who have been but want  to go back, here’s your chance. From the 2nd to the 11th of October, Rymill Park will be transformed into 5 different countries; Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand.

Last week, Asia Fest organisers gave media a taste of whats to come, from the food, music and cultural performances, there will be something for everyone. Over the 10 days we will be able to experience Asia in Adelaide including back street markets, garden cinemas, floating markets, a karaoke container and much much more.

I can’t wait till October 2nd, and I’m sure you can’t wait either…to enter you must purchase your passport and you have a choice between going economy, business or first class…If I was you I would definitely go first class as it comes with perks!

 Asia Fest

 

A Vietnamese feast at Mai Kitchen

Don’t you hate it when you get that feeling when you just want some tasty, hearty food but can’t be bothered cooking and then you just end up eating something that’s really not good for you…lets not name names!…..It happens to me all the time. But guess what! It doesn’t need to happen anymore because I want to share with you a delicious new Vietnamese restaurant that has opened its doors in Adelaide….Mai Kitchen.

Mai Kitchen and Lee from Adelaide Food Central invited a group of us bloggers to have a taste of their delicious offerings and delicious it was! We ordered a range of entrees, mains, desserts and drinks. I had Hanoi spring rolls, sizzling chilli chicken, fried rice, banana fritters and a refreshing coconut juice. I have to say I loved it all, everything just tasted so authentic and they weren’t stingy on the serving size either, in fact they were actually too big, which meant we got to take doggy bags home! Something that also needs to be mentioned is that they have a dedicated vegan menu, I love when menu’s are all-inclusive.

My favourite dish of the evening was the Hanoi spring rolls (see below). The different textures and flavours of this dish were just heaven…crunchy coat, mince filling, wrapped in crisp lettuce, and showered in the famous Vietnamese dressing…yum! I’ve been craving it ever since!

Not only was the food delicious but the service was great as well, everyone had a smile on their face which I really appreciated, and the owner mentioned to me that “the customer is his boss”…isn’t that just lovely!

Mai Kitchen