A look at the delicious food at the Taste of Asia food festival this weekend

Canada’s biggest Asian food festival is coming to Markham this weekend and you better bring your appetite.

Taste of Asia, a massive free event taking place at Kennedy & Steeles from June 24-26, will welcome thousands of visitors for exciting live entertainment, culturally diverse activities and delicious cuisine.

In fact, there will be over 100 street food, bubble tea, drink stands, games and shows to experience. So bring some friends to make a day of it!

The annual event, organized by the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham (FCCM), the Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada (APMC) and the Town of Markham, was first introduced in 2003.

Taste of Asia partnered with AsialiciousTO Carnival and food delivery company Fantuan in 2002 to bring more Asian cuisine to the festival.

Dished got the inside scoop on some of the amazing food and drink vendors that will be taking part this year, and believe us, you’re definitely going to want to come hungry.

From bubble tea to hot pot, here are some of the delicious things you’ll find at Taste of Asia this weekend.

Best dishes and desserts to try:

  • Tornado fries
  • golden bubbles
  • Roji Monster Ice Cream
  • Muzi Desserts
  • BBQ calamari
  • Grilled fish and JSX noodles
  • Yonghe
  • Tofu Village
  • Saiko Tako Takoyaki
  • Saucepan Liu Yi Shou
  • Chungchun rice dog

Top must-have drinks

  • Ben Gong tea
  • chatime
  • M’Cha Bar
  • hey sugar
  • lOOCHA %
  • hey sugar
  • coconut
  • Nam Wan Thai Coffee
  • tropic love

Fantuan Delivery is holding an extended online Taste of Asia for a month. Discover more of the best Asian cuisines in your neighborhood, including Chinese, Japanese or Korean dishes.

Taste of Asia

When: June 24 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., June 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and June 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 4300 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Admission: Free

With files by Karen Doradea

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