Battle of the Asian Food Trucks at CELEBRASIA AUSTIN:

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Come Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month this May at the AARC’s CelebrASIA Austin : An Asian Pacific American Food and Heritage Festival. On Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  Asian American Resource Center

The highlight of the event is the Battle of the Asian Food Trucks featuring this year’s theme ingredient: Coconut.

The Competing Food trucks are :

Kung Fu Kitchen- Vietnamese street food truck

Oyama-Japanese Fusion Truck

Thai 2 U-Thai food truck

and Chaat Shop- Indian Street Food truck  (2014  Winner of Judge’s Pick and Crowd Favorite )

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The Judges for this year’s food truck battle are:

  • Rob Balon of Dining Out with Rob Balon- Austin’s veteran Food Critic
  • Armando Reed, Host, TLC Asia shows “Fun Taiwan”, “Armando’s Asian  Twist”
  • MM Pack, food writer, historian,The Austin Chronicle
  • Foo Swasdee, chef, owner of SATAY Restaurant
  • Jae Kim chef and owner of Chi’Lantro
  • Birjis Adeni Rashed, food writer, HotSweetSpicyRecipes

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The judges, pick the winner of food truck battle, while crowd favorite is picked from the audience food ballots.  Tasting tickets are sold ($20) for food voting ballots and other items the day of the festival.

The food truck battle will be Emceed by Adela Uchida, KEYE Anchor/Reporter,  Sheng-Mei Lee Hillhouse- Mei’s Coaching & Ramey Ko- Jung Ko Attorney

CelebrASIA Austin – Sat., May 2 – schedule:

11:00am Event start, food truck ballots available for purchase

11:00am Kona Isle Ukulele Choir

11:30am Food Demonstration: The How-to’s of Coconut

12:00pm Tropical Productions Interactive Hula and Drumming

12:30pm Food Demonstration: Judges’ Coconut recipes + Meet & Greet

1:00pm Cultural Performances presented by the NAAO – Network of Asian American Organizations

2:45pm Food Truck Battle Winners announced

3:00pm Event closes

Through out the day the festival will have cultural performances, kids’ activities, games, educational food booths, artisan marketplace, community outreach fair, heritage showcases and more!  Admission is free and open to the public. Food and items are also available for sale.

 Asian American Resource Center

8401 Cameron Road, Austin, Texas 78754

Phone: 512.974.1700

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