Metro Vancouver’s Asian Dining Festival has its own signature beer


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The countdown is on to FEAST: Asian Dining Festival, which is the multi-week celebration centred in Richmond that has Asian restaurants offering specially-priced group menus.

Now comes the exciting news that FEAST also has its very own signature brew. The beer, the aptly named FEAST, is the West Abby Lite Lager made by Old Abbey Ales out of Abbotsford.

The brew comes in a special-edition FEAST can, and was chosen for its versatility in pairing with Asian food.

“Our West Abby Lite Lager is the feature beer of FEAST and suitable for a wide range of palate and food pairings,” says Old Abbey Ales CEO Sonny Li.

That’s terrific news, because FEAST will encompass a broad range of flavours when its on from October 18 through November 18.

Restaurants will span the realm of Asian dining, including restaurants specializing in Cantonese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese cuisines, for example.

Wondering just where you can go to find these special FEAST menus for four to ten guests, featuring signature dishes, specialty items, and recommended eats, all at special FEAST festival pricing? Here’s which restaurants are on board – more will be announced before the event gets underway.

  • Anar Persian Cuisine
  • Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle
  • Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
  • Clubone Cafe
  • Continental Seafood Restaurant
  • Danny Wuntun Restaurant
  • Ember Indian Kitchen
  • Ginger Indian Cuisine
  • Gingeri Chinese Cuisine
  • Hot Pot Palace
  • Ichiro Japanese Restaurant
  • Jade Seafood Restaurant
  • JiangHu Taiwanese Pot & Wok Cuisines
  • Kanpeki Teppanyaki Restaurant
  • Kisha Poppo
  • Kumare Restaurant and Bakery
  • Liuyishou Hotpot
  • Meetrice Noodle
  • MICHA Richmond
  • Mr. Bro Korean Bistro & Izakaya
  • Ora Sushi
  • Pokey Okey
  • Ramen Takanotsume
  • Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant
  • Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant
  • SuHang Restaurant
  • Tin Tin Seafood Harbour
  • Toku Japanese Restaurant
  • Westcoast Poke
  • Xyclo Bistro
  • Yokohama Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar
  • Tandoori Kona Restaurant
  • Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant
  • Yuu Japanese Tapas

With the “dine-around” model, FEAST really allows Metro Vancouverites the chance to easily get to known – or re-visit – some of Richmond’s fantastic restaurants, with the FEAST menu acting as an easy, accessible passport to a great meal.

FEAST: Asian Dining Festival

When: Oct. 18-Nov.18, 2019
Where: Participating Asian restaurants in Richmond

Vancouver Is Awesome is proud to be a media sponsor of FEAST: Asian Dining Festival

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom