“Were you filled with Asian pride?” asked a friend of mine when I told her that I had gone to the LuckyRice San Francisco event hosted by Chris Cosentino and sponsored by Bombay Sapphire East a few days ago. In it’s 5th year, the festival has gone from just a New York event to national coast-to-coast event that highlights Asian culinary culture through food and drink. Filled with creative culinary creations like Curried Lamb meatballs with housemade srirachi from Asian Box; Pork, Shrimp and Peanut Dip with Rice Cakes (Khao Tung Na Tung) from Kin Khao; Shabu Shabu Dashi with soba noodles from Spice Kit and Ahi Tuna Poke with Salty Duck Egg and Black Rice from Butterfly the event was packed with as much flavor as it was with people jockeying to get a bite from the various restaurants in attendance. Was I filled with Asian pride? I’m always proud of my Asian heritage, but that night I was also filled with fabulous Asian food.
Special thanks to LuckyRice and Bombay Sapphire East for reaching out to me about the San Francisco LuckyRice event. Even though my photography partner AJ. Bates and I were allowed in free as media, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions above are my own.