Inside LuckyRice’s Grand Feast 2012


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.

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

“Kanom Buarng-Yarn” Thai taco by Ember Room

Hong Kong shrimp taro toast from Susur Lee

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

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

Snapper with dashi and trout roe from Gramercy Tavern

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

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

Macanese egg tarts from Macau

Pig blood popsicles from Public

Hakka pork belly with taro tater tot from Wong

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

Beef tataki with kinpira gobo from En Japanese Brasserie

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

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

Edamame dumplings with shallot-sauternes broth from Buddakan

Spicy king crab from Morimoto

African chicken from Macau