'Flash In The Pan?' Panel Discussion @ Asia Market, Drury Street


To mark the upcoming year of the rabbit, Asia Market has planned a series of unmissable South East Asian food trend-inspired showcase events that will whip Asian food fans into a frenzy.

Asia Market’s 2023 Lunar New Year festivities will kick off on Sunday 22nd January 2023 with an in-store ‘Flash In The Pan?’ panel discussion hosted by leading Food Writer & Consultant, Ali Dunworth.

She will be joined on stage by Asia Market’s Commercial Director, Eva Pau, along with Chef Richie Castillo from popular Filipino food truck, Bahay, Irish Food Blogger & Content Creator, Irah Mari Pebredo (from Foodstagram.ie), and award-winning Dublin Chinese restaurant Big Fan Bao’s Owner, Robert Hayes, and Head Chef, Alex Zhang.

Together they’ll discuss the hottest and most exciting new South East Asian Food trends, flavours and ingredients for 2023 and how these will influence and inspire what they cook and how we’re likely to eat in the year ahead. 

At the same time Asian food fans will be given the opportunity to taste some of the panel’s favourite flavours, with complimentary samples being handed out to attendees. 

This session is free to attend and will run at the back of Asia Market’s Dublin city centre Drury Street store from 12pm to 12.45pm on Sunday 22nd January 2023.


Family-friendly Festival Celebrations @ Asia Market, Drury Street


On Sunday 29th January 2023, Asia Market, working with city partners, will mark the upcoming year of the rabbit by hosting a day of family-friendly festival celebrations. 

Between 12pm to 5pm an eye-catching ten metre-long Chinese dragon will dance its way through Dublin city centre and down towards the action on Drury Street, where the sounds of oriental music and Asian aromas will fill the air. 

Shoppers will be tempted towards a street market selling traditional Asian arts and crafts, and tuk tuk stalls handing out sumptuous samples for passersby to enjoy. Complimentary Japanese Chicken & Vegetable Gyoza and Pork & Chinese Chive Dumplings, to ‘year of the rabbit’ themed Steamed Bunny Bao Buns and a variety of Mochi Monkey Bubble Teas are guaranteed to get shoppers into the festival mood. 

Meanwhile, in-store families will be able to avail of free kids entertainment that is set to include face painting, balloon artists, origami workshops, and more in a showcase of Chinese culture.


Mad Hatter's Chinese Tea Party @ Asia Market, Drury Street


On Sunday 29th January, Asia Market’s Drury Street store will host a magical one of a kind 'Year of the Rabbit' themed Mad Hatter’s Chinese Tea Party Experience for children aged between four and eight years of age (children must be accompanied by an adult) that will run throughout the day between 12pm and 5pm.

Upstairs, away from the hustle and bustle of the shop floor, children will be transported down the rabbit hole to a world of enchantment as they pull out a chair and take a seat alongside the Mad Hatter. There, they will be served Chinese tea and a treasure trove of Asian treats by the White Rabbit, while Alice regales them with stories of traditional Chinese folk tales. Young attendees will also take home an Asia Market goodie bag brimming with dainty delights to remember the experience by. 

The 40-minute long Mad Hatter’s Chinese Tea Party Experience, which is limited to 10 children per session, is priced at €20.00 per child + booking fee and can be booked online now via Eventbrite.com.

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Asia Market Lunar New Year Restaurant Takeover @ Chimac, Terenure


To mark the upcoming year of the rabbit, Asia Market has planned a series of unmissable South East Asian food trend-inspired showcase events that will whip Asian food fans into a frenzy.

On Thursday 2nd February 2023 (7.30pm start), Asia Market will be teaming up with Korean-influenced fried chicken mecca, Chimac - one of the store’s local customers - for a Lunar New Year Restaurant Takeover of its hip new Terenure premises.

This one-off experience will see diners and their taste buds taken on a journey of discovery, greeted by traditional Chinese lion dancers and drummers, before sitting down to enjoy a series of innovative dishes highlighting hot new flavour combinations from across South East Asia
The Asia Market Lunar New Year collaboration will see Richie Castillo of acclaimed Filipino food truck, Bahay, joining forces with Chimac’s Owner & Head Chef, Garret Fitzgerald, and Karen Smith (of Curated By Karen), former Pastry Chef at China Sichuan, to create a menu that celebrates South Asian cuisine (namely Filipino, Korean, and Chinese dishes), which will remain a secret until the night.

Their take on what tastes and textures are going to be a hit in 2023, using ingredients sourced from Asia Market, will be accompanied by a specially created welcome cocktail to mark the Lunar New Year celebrations. 

Diners will leave with Asia Market goodie bags packed full of some of South East Asia’s tastiest new trend-setting sweet and savoury snacks for them to enjoy at home. 

Tickets for the Asia Market Lunar New Year Restaurant Takeover @ Chimac are priced at €95.00 per person + booking fee, which includes all food, drink, and entertainment, and can be booked online now at Eventbrite.com.

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Lunar New Year 'Taste The Trends' Bite Box 


Asia Market will be offering a Lunar New Year ‘Taste The Trends’ Bites Box, consisting of sweet and savoury snacks and drinks that will introduce your taste buds to some of the most unique and exciting flavours and textures to come out of South East Asia in recent months. It will include the likes of Salted Egg Yolk Crisps, Crispy Korean-style Seaweed with almonds and all time favourite instant ramen. 

The Lunar New Year ‘Taste The Trends’ Bites Box is available for €38.00 plus delivery and can be purchased online at www.asiamarket.ie for nationwide. 

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Lunar New Year Celebration Cocktail Kit


Asia Market has partnered with two of the store’s most avid shoppers, food Writers, and cocktail aficionados, the GastroGays, to create two trendy South East Asian influenced cocktail recipes. The first, a fiery ‘Soju Mule’, is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule,  showcasing South Korean spirit, Soju, and the second is a creamy strawberry-flavoured Snowball-esque, ‘Yaku Chika’, made using Chinese Hakutsuru Chika Sake. Chin-chin!

The Lunar New Year Celebration Cocktail Kit is priced at €60.00 plus delivery and includes easy-to-follow recipe cards and all of the ingredients (enough to make x 10 cocktails) needed to make both signature cocktails in the comfort of your own home.

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