Spring-Roll up close to celebrity chef Luke Nguyen and Banh Mi11 founders at Edible Experiences’ South East Asia ArtsFeast in London
Want to meet celebrity chef and Vietnamese food ambassador Luke Nguyen? Or learn the secret technique of rolling those immensely popular Banh Mi 11 spring rolls? How do you tell the difference between Thai and Italian basil? Where can you eat chilli crab in London? And is Bicol Express from the Philippines a mode of transport, or a notoriously spicy pork stew?
Unravel and taste these delicious mysteries of the east at the Southeast Asia ArtsFeast, curated by Edible Experiences, in partnership with SEA ArtsFest, the UK’s first South East Asian Arts Festival which runs this month (October) and next.
The ArtsFeast kicks off this weekend (Sat 5 Oct) at 5FootWay, a Southeast Asia street food market in the heart of Bankside. Thirsty visitors can sign up for an Asian wine flight by ever-quirky wine tasting popup company A Grape Night In and see which wines go best with their Asian street snacks. They can also meet Van Tran and Anh Vu of Banh Mi 11 fame, who will be demonstrating recipes from their new cookbook The Vietnamese Market Cookbook.
Southeast Asian feasts popup like shiitake mushrooms in every corner of London on 19 Oct. Table for 10 Vietnamese supperclub serves up spicy bun bo hue in Whitechapel; Pepe’s Kitchen BBQs chicken and deep fries quail eggs Filipino style in Marylebone while Kusina di Lola serves up a fiery Bicol Express at Tooting Market. Seafood fans should book in quick for Wild Serai Malaysian supperclub in New Malden for her legendary chilli crab and Nyonya (Straits Chinese) fish head curry.
Fans of Luke Nguyen can meet the celebrity chef in person on 24 Oct — he’s demonstrating recipes from his new book The Food of Vietnam in Covent Garden at School of Wok, who will be running Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cooking classes as well as leading Chinatown market tours throughout the festival.
Full Event Listings, Tickets and Updates for SEA ArtsFeast
About SEA ArtsFest
SEA ArtsFest champions and develops the work of the artists of South East Asia and those inspired by South East Asia. Presenting an exciting range of work including film, theatre, music, traditional dance, outdoor performances, participatory workshops and much more, the festival takes place for the first time in London across multiple sites from 1 October till 10 November 2013
About Edible Experiences
Edible Experiences is a story of 2 food lovers who escaped their city jobs and spent a year travelling around the world, learning about local foods and the colourful people and traditions behind them. Now we’re on a mission to share our edible discoveries as we continue to make new ones. If you, like us, are hungry for bigger flavours and a smaller world, come join us on our ongoing adventure. – Wen & Amir, http://www.edibleexperiences.com