19 Secret Menu Items You Can Try During Asian Food Week May 3-9


Fifty restaurants across the Greater Cincinnati area will be participating in the 2021 Asian Food Week from May 3-9. This event kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and participants can celebrate by trying the diverse range of Asian cuisine that this region has to offer.

Asian Food Week, which launched in November 2020, is produced by the Asianati and the Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati. According to the organizers in a recent release, they felt compelled to start this campaign now because Asian-owned restaurants have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and related anti-Asian sentiment. The event is intended to celebrate a range of Asian cultures and support local Asian restaurants.

In addition to offering three-course prix fixe menus, several participating restaurants have “secret menu items” that customers can order throughout the week. From specialized bento boxes to Korean barbecue, these restaurants are offering unique meals and deals for a limited time.

For more information and specific menu offerings, visit this asianati.com.

*Please note that since most of these are novel menu items, photos may not represent each secret dish.