Join us for a day of fun and good food at the Knox Festival and learn some new cooking tricks to bring home! Chef Mod and Chef Lillie Giang (The Food Affectionist) will be conducting food demonstrations, so feel free to drop by and sample the very best of Asian food from across the region and be dazzled by all flavours we have on offer.
“We understand the language of love through food,” says Heather Jeong, famed Korean chef who has her unique recipes appear in SBS, ABC, Asian Inspirations, Daily Telegraph and SMH; as well as spellbinding cooking demos at Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney and Federation Square Melbourne. Now, Heather joins four other esteemed chef-storytellers to bring you a live-cooking banquet of exquisite dishes and the intimate tales behind them in Double Delicious.
Double Delicious is a special theatrical culinary experience at Asia TOPA from Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP). But unlike other theatre shows, you’ll be seated at large round tables with fellow audiences, as Chef Heather Jeong, actor Valerie Berry, dancer Raghav Handa, celebrities Benjamin Law and Elizabeth Chong share their personal stories of living in Australia and connecting with their respective Asian heritages through each unique cuisine. Heather will be serving Kimchi and Budae Jjigae, Valerie with her Filipino specials, Raghav with his Indian flavours, Benjamin Law and Elizabeth Chong with their Chinese delicacies.
Beyond the sumptuous food, however, are the rich and touching life experiences that shape Australia’s multiculturalism, showing us how our hearts and taste-buds bring us closer to each other. So, don’t miss out on this gastronomical and cultural feast at Geelong Arts Centre. Get your tickets now!
Image credit Ashley de Prazer and Alison Laird.
A Culinary World Tour
Rice is one of the most widely used ingredients in World cuisine; from the East to West, and everywhere in between. Rice dishes come in a wide range of varieties, taking the form of main meals, dessert and even drinks!
Head on down to Birarrung Marr in Melbourne CBD on the 7-9 December 2018 and join Asian Inspirations in a celebration of multicultural cuisine. Karen Chan will be on stage to show you easy-to-follow recipes—Japanese Sushi, Thai Green Curry and Korean Bibimbap. Be sure to catch us! There will be goodie bags to be given away during the show! Check out our cooking demo times in the itinerary*.
For more info of the event, visit www.ricefestival.com.au
*Note the revised cooking demonstration times.
Celebrate the Year of the Pig at this free community festival, which is a feast of colour, music and food.
The annual Chinese New Year celebration is the most important cultural festival for the Chinese community. It celebrates the coming of the New Year and has rituals, traditions and ceremonies designed to bring new luck and good fortune for the upcoming year.
The event is organised by the Monash Chinese Events Commitee in conjunction with Monash Council. It is a celebration of the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year and will include outdoor stalls of food and merchandise, entertainment and cultural activities.
Traditional Chinese lion and dragon dance performances are a highlight, delighting all ages.
Asian Inspirations will be there too! Come see Chef Lillie Giang host a free live cooking demonstration, learn a few kitchen tips and tricks, and get to taste some of her delicious food.
Go nuts for the Coconut Festival happening at The Glen Shopping Centre from July 22 – August 4. There are plenty of activities happening, so you won’t want to miss out on all the fun.
All the action will be in the Fresh Food Precinct, with lots of games and cooking shows. We’re talking fun for the whole family.
Win awesome prizes each day by participating in activities, or simply purchasing participating products. Or if you’re looking for a break from shopping, sit back and enjoy living cooking demonstrations.
Follow the fragrant smells all the way to The Glen’s Market Hall, where you can watch our friend Chef Lillie Giang cooking up a storm on July 27 and 28. Learn how to use coconut in your cooking as she whips up delicious dishes from Southeast Asia.
Don’t forget to also catch the chefs from D’Elephant and Chinta Ria Soul cooking up delicious Thai and Malaysian dishes on August 3, and Uncle Buffalo’s cooking demo on August 4.
Asian Inspirations partners with My Market Kitchen to bring you more delicious and authentic home-cook recipes. Catch the all-new Season 5 episodes with celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue, from 30 March to 31 July 2020 on 10Play.
Don’t miss our special Asian Inspirations’ segments featuring Karen Chan, Chef Kinsan, Chef Leslie Chan, Chef Masa and Chef Mod; also available on our Facebook page, post-airdates.
Tune in on Channel 10 at 3:30pm weekdays to join in on the action.
- 20 Apr, Mon – Vegetable Spring Rolls by Chef Leslie Chan
- 29 Apr, Wed – Tofu & Beef Hamburg by Chef Masa
- 8 May, Fri – Cone Style Sushi (Temaki) by Chef Kinsan
- 13 May, Wed – Northern Thai Curry Noodles (Khao Soi) by Chef Mod
- 21 May, Thu – Stir Fried Chicken Fillets with Mixed Mushrooms by Chef Leslie Chan
- 27 May, Wed – Thai Red Curry Grilled Chicken by Chef Mod
- 2 Jun, Tue – Korean Vegetarian Rice Bowl (Bibimbap) by Karen Chan
- 8 Jun, Mon – Stir Fried Rice Vermicelli with Beef by Chef Leslie Chan
- 17 Jun, Wed – Sticky BBQ Pork Belly by Karen Chan
- 23 Jun, Tue – Vegetable Yaki Udon by Chef Masa
- 29 Jun, Mon – Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji) by Karen Chan
- 8 Jul, Wed – Tom Yum with Chicken by Chef Mod
- 14 Jul, Tue – Curry Tsukemen by Chef Kinsan
- 20 Jul, Mon – Slow Cooked Pork Belly by Chef Mod
- 30 Jul, Thu – Beef Rendang by Karen Chan
Stay tuned for more updates!
Queen Vic Market will be celebrating the Lantern Festival with a jam-packed program of entertainment, food and lots of family activities.
Lantern Festival is also known as Yuan Xiao Jie. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar and marks the end of Lunar New Year celebrations.
Come see the Asian Inspirations team. We’ll be selling a range of authentic Asian products and having a free cooking demo hosted by Karen Chan.
Stud Park Shopping Centre have been busy developing an amazing month long program of free nature, arts and food activities in the lead up to Stringybark Festival!
Visit Stringybark at Stud Park and enjoy a jam-packed Spring program, ideal for keeping the family busy during the Spring School Holidays. Discover the Nature Corridor, the Geo Dome and the Kitchen Culture precincts located within Stud Park Shopping Centre and join in the fun!
Join Asian Inspirations every Thursday arvo at Centre Court, Stud Park for cooking classes from various cultures from 11.00am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 2.00pm using local produce. Free tastings after the class!
It’s the Mid-Autumn Lanterns Festival! Exciting cultural shows and flavoursome Asian cuisines comes to Crown Riverwalk for the ninth year under the lights of vibrant lanterns.
Get your taste-buds enchanted by Chef Lillie Giang’s unique Karaage Chicken, Beef Bulgogi Bibimbap and Green Curry Grilled Beef. She’ll teach you some handy kitchen tips and tricks too! Learn more about her passion for food at The Food Affectionist.
Also, catch Joshua Ong and his multipurpose Buffalo Cookware in action, as he cooks and treats you to tasty Balinese Green Bean Salad, Malaysian Satay Beef and Salmon Teriyaki with Udon Salad. Find out how Buffalo Cookware helps you cook easier and faster.
Plus, get your chance to win free gifts, cash vouchers and limited edition merchandise at the Cash Booth, whenever you purchase $20 worth of Asian Inspiration products.
Join us for another delightful Moon Festival this year!
Still in the New Year’s spirit? Don’t fret, as the party is just getting started.
Head down to the Crown Melbourne to welcome in the Lunar New Year of the Rat at the Hawkers’ Bazaar at the Crown Riverwalk.
Indulge yourself with more than 30 traditional market stalls offering a wide variety of food, drinks and desserts. Take in the sights and sounds of Lunar New Year cultural performances, lion dances, and don’t miss the chance to catch international and Australian musical acts who will be performing at the Kirin Sound Bar and Grand Main stage.
On top of that, take home more than just memories with Asian Inspirations. We will be giving away goodies and lucky draw prizes, as well as showcasing free cooking demos with Chef Lillie Giang and Chef Leslie Chan at the Hawkers’ Bazaar.
Plus, round off the night with a spectacular firework display on Saturday 9:45 pm.
Welcome in the Year of the Pig with events and celebrations across Crown.
Don’t miss the hustle and bustle of Lunar New Year celebrations with the Hawkers’ Bazaar along the Crown Riverwalk.
Explore the offerings at the Hawker-style food market while roving entertainers showcase a range of incredible multicultural talent, including roving Cai Shen and Fu Lu Shou displays.
Asian Inspirations will be returning again as well. We’ll be giving away prizes, selling authentic Asian products and having free cooking demos with Chef Lillie Giang, Chef Kinsan and Karen Chan.
Frighten away evil spirits and invite good luck this Lunar New Year with five of our fire breathing dragons, each painted by street artists with their own unique style, along the Crown Riverwalk.
Plus, don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday 9 February at 9:45pm.
As the summer months end, the Knox community would get together for the Knox Festival, a weekend of family-friendly fun, food, music, and cultural performances. This year’s event will take place at the Wally Tew Reserve from February 29th to March 1st.
The event promises to be packed with plenty of activities for the whole family with free and ticketed rides, market stalls showcasing various traditional foods and wares, music and dance performances, and special workshops including cooking demonstrations to be held over the two days.
Join Chef Lillie Giang at the Global Kitchen as she shows you how easy it is to make Malaysian Beef Satay with sauces by Yeo’s on Sunday, 1st of March at 12:00 pm.
See the full itinerary for the festival here.