From delicious dumplings to sensational spring rolls, Asian cuisine is some of the best, if not THE best, food out there. And bringing a range of East and South East Asian flavours all to one place in Manchester so we can sample a wide selection is GRUB with its very own food fair dedicated to street food from these regions.
GRUB’s annual celebration of East & South East Asian street food, desserts and drinks will be returning for 2023 at their Green Quarter venue this weekend. With five of the city’s very best East Asian street food traders cooking for you all weekend long, it’s guaranteed to be a culinary treat.
Taking place on Friday 31st March from 5pm to 6pm on Sunday 2nd April, the smashing food and drink fair will be accompanied by a screening of the Chinese documentary Golden Gate Girl in GRUB’s 100 seater cinema Cultplex. This film takes you on a journey through the life and times of China’s first female film director, aka “directress.” and is brought to Manchester by Sine Screen and ScousESEA as part of their Whose Homeland? extended program.
Dishes on the day will include Korean fried chicken from Korean Grub Club, Okonomiyaki from Osaka Local, fusion spring rolls from Phat Rollz, amazing dumplings from Wong Dumplings and more. As per the usual GRUB tradition, all food will be completely plant powered on the Sunday of the event.
Visitors to the East and South East Asian Food Fair at GRUB can also expect sweet treats from Mary’s Cakery Makery, who will be serving up twelve exclusive cupcake flavours. You can expect the likes of matcha cake with honey buttercream; sakura sponge cake, brown sugar cake with coffee buttercream and brown sugar tapioca pearls and red bean cake. There’s even a Korean BBQ-inspired cake!
Entry for food and drink is completely free but GRUB’s themed food fairs are always very well attended and it is recommended that large groups book a table via the GRUB website. Tickets for the screening of Golden Gate Girl are available through the Cultplex website.