The 2012 Luckyrice Festival: Celebrity Chefs Discuss the Asian Food Craze (PHOTOS)

Julie Qiu

Photos: Julie Qiu (right)

The Asian Food Craze

LEFT: Tulsi - black pepper coconut shrimp with avocado jhal muri RIGHT: Orson Salicetti for Bombay Sapphire - House-pickled octopus, seaweed, Himalayan salt and dried chile, Lucky Sapphire '75

Julie Qiu

The Asian Food Craze

Buddakan - Edamame dumpling with shallot-sautene broth

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The Asian Food Craze

Black Pepper Coconut Shrimp with Avocado Jhal Mur

Julie Qiu

The Asian Food Craze

Asiate - crispy buttered rice, tuna tartare, konbu

Julie Qiu

The Asian Food Craze

Ma Peche - Fluke Tartare with avocado, blood orange, black rice

Richard Patterson / Lucky Rice 2011

The Asian Food Craze

The Lucky Rice Grand Feast at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City on Friday, May 5th, 2011. 

Julie Qiu

The Asian Food Craze

Bar Boulud - Pandan rice pudding, jasmine gelee, fresh julieene of champagne, mango, orange tuile

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The Asian Food Craze

Tadashi Ono, Matsuri (closed now) - Tuna sashimi with avocado wasabi sauce

Julie Qiu

The Asian Food Craze

Orson Salicetti for Bombay Sapphire - House-pickled octopus, seaweed, Himalayan salt and dried chile, Lucky Sapphire '75

Richard Patterson / Lucky Rice 2011

The Asian Food Craze

Chef Todd English at the Lucky Rice Grand Feast at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City on Friday, May 5th, 2011. 

Todd Leong

The Asian Food Craze

Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Richard Patterson / Lucky Rice 2011

The Asian Food Craze

Ming Tsai at the Lucky Rice 2011 Talk + Taste Brunch at the Astor Center in New York City on Sunday, May 8th, 2011.

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The Asian Food Craze

Chefs Eric Ripert and David Chang