The 34th Annual Taste of Chicago has come and gone, running from July 9 to 13. In previous years, visitors looked forward to Taste of Chicago favorites like the gigantic barbecue turkey leg. However, with the selection of food options directly relating to the eclectic mix of cultures in Chicago, the food vendors seem to change with each new year. This year’s food vendors featured a number of Asian cuisine options to choose from. If you weren’t able to attend, here is a list of Asian food vendors you missed out on.
- Daeji Kalbi
- Chap Chae
- Crunchy California Roll
- Rock Shrimp Tempura
- Yakiniku (Grilled Beef Skewers)
- Pot Stickers
- Pad Thai Noodles
- Grilled Chicken Satay w/ Peanut Sauce & Cucumber Salad
- Crab Rangoon
- Sesame Wing
- Breaded Calamari
- Chicken Tikka
- Potato Tava
- Lamb Curry
- Vietnamese Marinated Pork Banh Mi
- Korean Marinated BBQ Beef Banh Mi
- Filipino Sweet Sausage Banh Mi
- Vietnamese Pork Fried Spring Roll
Featuring food trucks, five-day restaurants, pop-up restaurants, and the standard food vendor booths; the Taste of Chicago seems to be evolving in the types of food offered. While the norm used to be seeing visitors walking around with grilled corn on the cob, the new norm might be a taste of kimchi with a banh mi sandwich.
If you were one of the unlucky souls that wasn’t able to attend this year’s Taste of Chicago, you can easily check out the food at your leisure by stopping into the restaurant. Check out these Taste-worthy dishes, and feel free to leave a comment on whether or not it deserved to be featured at the Taste of Chicago.