Thank you for your interests in our Asian Food Festival. There will not be one organised for 2014.

We would like to thank our patrons for their support during the 2013 Asian Food Festival.
For other 2014 and 2015 coming events held in Chinatown Melbourne, such as the Chinatown Melbourne Market (on the 3rd Friday of every month), bookings for Christmas in Chinatown, 2015 Chinese New Year, etc.

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Melbourne dining comes alive with hot and spicy, sweet and sour and all those Asian flavours in between at Melbourne's month-long Asian Food Festival.

There are 30 restaurants across Melbourne as well as Australia's premier Asian dining street "Chinatown" offering all styles of cuisine. offering all styles of cuisine. Celebrate multicultural Melbourne at a Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, Thai or Contemporary restaurant during the 6-weeks period.

Programme of Events 2013

2 September
1 September -
15 October
Most participating restaurants will offer a special Asian Food Festival Banquet Menu
6 & 7 September
East Meets West Under the Dome – Dinner & Lunch At The Block Arcade
8, 22, 29 September
6 & 13 October
Floating Yum Cha
8 September &
13 October
Paramount Pop Up Treats – Arts & Crafts Food Court Cultural Day
14 September
All-You-Can-Eat Dumpling Competition
15 September
Walk The Red Spice Road Luncheon
16 September
Cooking Competition
17 September
Men’s "Private Small Business” Fund Raising Dinner for Prostate Cancer Research
18 September
Great Food By Great “Sifu” including Cooking Demonstrations
19 September
Chinatown Progressive Dinner including Autumn Moon Festival
20 September &
18 October
Chinatown Pop Up Treats -
Chinatown Melbourne Market Day
1 October
Ride The Rails Back In Time – Bendigo
2 October
"Cook With Love From The Heart" Fund Raising Dinner (for the Victorian Heart Centre at Epworth HealthCare)
9 October
“Educational” Delights From The Asian Kitchen Fundraising Dinner for Epworth Healthcare's Clinical Education & Simulation
11 October
“Biggest Yum In Little Bourke Street” Luncheon
14 October
Awards Presentation Dinner

For further information & Bookings for the Asian Food Festival,
Email: or
Telephone: 0418 589 778

Bookings are ESSENTIAL for all events. Prices are GST inclusive.

Message from

Robert Doyle

The Lord Mayor Of Melbourne

Melbourne is synonymous with good food and wonderful hospitality, and the Asian Food Festival is a perfect example of this.

Melburnians and visitors will have the chance to explore Chinatown and enjoy the myriad of tastes and flavours of Asian food. This year we will see a new festival event on October 11 – the Biggest Yum in Little Bourke Street that will take over three blocks from Spring Street to Swanston Street and feature a wonderful outdoor lunch by local traders from each block.

The festival also supports the local economy by enticing people into the city and helping local traders to thrive. Funds raised this year will go towards Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Epworth Healthcare. I would like to thank the Chinatown Precinct Association and the Chinese Restaurateurs Association of Victoria for their hard work in bringing this to fruition.

May I encourage you to visit Chinatown and enjoy the delights on offer at the 24th annual Asian Food Festival.

Message from

Mr. Danny Doon JP, President

Chinatown Precinct Association Inc. &
Chinese Restaurateurs Assn of Vic Inc.

Melbourne, acclaimed as the food capital of Australia and why? Because here in Melbourne, we present a truly multicultural food affair, with cuisine from all over the world. Melbourne has one of the best restaurant communities in the world – diverse, exciting, adventurous, delicious and best of all – value for money! And I am proud to say that Members of the Chinese Restaurateurs Association of Victoria (CRAV) are a key contributor to this great creation!

To this end, the CRAV organises the Asian Food Festival and engages local Traders to develop and

The Festival program focuses on enhancing established areas of commercial, retail and consumer significance within the hospitality and catering industry. The Festival aims to:

The Festival creates innovative ideas, events and built retail development opportunities and issues relating to the culinary industry.

And, the contribution continues with the special presentation of more new culinary events during the month-long celebration of the Asian Food Festival in September. As our slogan goes, “Spring Rolls” Into the Asian Food Festival. From Chinatown to our neighbouring cultural Precincts, the Greek and Italian Precincts, a part of our great Victorian Multicultural State, Melbourne has some of the finest eateries in the world.

Let’s enjoy and Yum Seng! to another awesome event! It is no secret that Melburnians love food and have that great “more-ish” feeling of wanting this Truly, Madly, Deeply Scrumptious dishes all the time - Fresh, Delicious and Gastronomic!

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