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Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012

Burmese Kauswei at Asiate
Burmese Kauswei at Asiate
Clarissa Wei

The third annual LuckyRice Grand Feast was more than just a food tasting--it was a high-end cultural celebration of Asian flavors and culture. With a lineup as diverse as it was prominent, the food did not for a moment disappoint. Hot edamame dumplings from Buddakan and "Kanom Buamg-Yam" Thai tacos adorned with minature hot-sauce pipettes were main crowd-pleasers of the evening. And in terms of the booze, the selection ranged from traditional in the form of sake to quirky (Bombay Sapphire's dragon fruit cocktail).

As the crowd grew from dozens to hundreds by 7 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the Mandarin Oriental on Friday, the plates became more difficult to reach. Lucky for us, we managed to snag photos of the dishes and a couple of bites before that happened. A round-up of some of the food offerings after the jump.

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Crispy Chinese sausage rice cakes with broken chile sauce from the Hurricane Club

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

"Kanom Buarng-Yarn" Thai taco by Ember Room

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Hong Kong shrimp taro toast from Susur Lee

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012

Curry dusted salmon with port wine sauce and pickled Hon Shimeji mushrooms from the Cooking Channel

 

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Red roast duck with crispy rice on gingered spaghetti squash with a sambal-lime puree by Ming Tsai for Kyocera Advanced Ceramics

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Snapper with dashi and trout roe from Gramercy Tavern

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Macarons (caramel-miso, rose-jasmine, sesame, wasabi, chai-chocolate) from Bosie Tea Parlour.

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Chicken betel leaf with roasted shallot chili and eggplant relish from Betel

 

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Macanese egg tarts from Macau

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Pig blood popsicles from Public

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Hakka pork belly with taro tater tot from Wong

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Peekytoe crab dumplings, market peas, spicy ginger carrot from Perry St.

 

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Beef tataki with kinpira gobo from En Japanese Brasserie

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Cured hamachi amberjack with lemongrass and lime on betel leaves from Bombay Sapphire East

Burmese Kauswei at Asiate
Burmese Kauswei at Asiate
Clarissa Wei

Burmese Kauswer (coconut-chicken noodle soup, crisp shallots, cilantro) from Asiate

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Edamame dumplings with shallot-sauternes broth from Buddakan

 

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

Spicy king crab from Morimoto

Inside LuckyRice's Grand Feast 2012
Clarissa Wei

African chicken from Macau

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