Here's What To Eat And Drink At Friday's Lucky Rice Festival Anniversary Blowout

Some of the world's best Asian chefs are gathering in New York City this Friday, May 2, to showcase cooking from Hong Kong to Hanoi. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Lucky Rice New York Festival will combine the most popular concepts from past events – originally spread out over several events and days – and feature them during a single evening of revelry. The New York-based festival series shines a spotlight on Asian culinary culture and has already expanded to host additional annual events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.

This year's New York festival is taking place in the magnificent 36th floor ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental, which offers scenic views of Central Park. Chefs from 23 of the city's favorite Asian restaurants – a mix of hotspots like Pig & Khao and RedFarm and mainstays like Asiate and Spice Market – will be on hand offering tastes of some of their latest menu items. All food and drink – which includes cocktails, beer and wine from top NYC establishments and spirits companies – is inclusive of the ticket price.

General admission tickets are on sale for $150, while VIP tickets offering early entry are priced at $250. Take a look at the event's full menu below.

Lucky Rice New York: Friday, May 2

Mandarin Oriental

80 Columbus Circle

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (VIP)

8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (GA)



Uni Panna Cotta, Yuzu, Trout Roe, Nori Seaweed


Creme Chaps: Soft Rice Cake with Housemade Ice Cream Filling
Chaps Truffle: Silky Rich Dark Chocolate Ganache with Soft Rice Cake Center
Chaps Pie: Oven Baked Gluten Rree Rice Cake
Red Ginseng Latte: Caffeine-free Latte with 6-year old Korean Red Ginseng

Chef Todd English of Todd English Enterprises

Fun Fortune Cookies


Heirloom Carrots with Avocado Mousse and Gojuchang


Torrejas de Oliva: Olive Oil Bread Pudding, Fresh Whipped Cream, Berries


Skuna Bay Salmon Tataki, Fennel Pollen, Pomelo Ponzu, Avocado

Le Colonial

Ca Bam: Spicy Wok-seared Monkfish, Peanuts, Basil, Sesame Seed Chips

Macao Trading Co. for Feedie

Pickled Shrimp Ceviche


Kinilaw Na Isda with Taro Chips


Tamarind Bacon Raisin Glazed Chicken Satays

miss KOREA 'SUN'

Imperial Modeum Jeon: Three Traditional Korean Pancakes


Diver Scallop Tataki, Truffle Dashi Soy, Smoked Brown Butter, Crispy White Kombu

Perry St

Peekytoe Crab Fritters, Sugar Snap Peas, Sweet Chili Sambal

Pig & Khao

Burmese Papaya and Noodle Salad


Uni Chawanmushi with Lobster, Lime, and Caviar


Kra Dook Mooh O-One-Tin: Ovaltine Pork Ribs with Ovaltine Barbeque Glaze and Five Spices Marinade


Roti Canai: Indian Fluffy Bread with Curry Potato Sauce or Kaya (Coconut Jam)


Kowloon Filet Mignon Tart

Rhong Tiam

Kao Soi Noodle with Braised Berkshire Pork


Scallop Ceviche: Candied Lemon Zest, Coriander Seed, Almond, Mango Chutney, Farro, Fennel, Red Onion, Shichimi


Hara Bara Kebab (Mixed Vegetables)
Chicken Seekh Kebab (Minced Chicken with Indian Spices)

Spice Market

Yellowfin Tuna with Tempura Pearls and Lemon Szechuan Mayonnaise

Yunnan Kitchen

Yunnan Spiced Lamb Meatball with Mint Salad

Check out coverage of past LuckyRice festivals on Food Republic: