Grand Rapids Asian Festival

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Fried sesame balls or "Jian dui" are a type of Chinese pastry made from glutinous rice and filled with a sweet red bean, black bean, or lotus paste. Think of it as an Asian doughnut! 🍩

They're particularly popular around Chinese New Year, since their round shape and golden color represent good luck and fortune.
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You've probably seen this paw-waving cat statue around Asian restaurants before! 🐱 It's called "Maneki-Neko," Japanese for "beckoning cat," and is believed to bring good luck to its owner.

Fun fact: if the left paw is up, it's meant to attract customers. If the right paw is up, it's for good fortune and money.
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It's a perfect day for some boba (also known as "bubble tea.") We love this taro-flavored one from Pho Soc Trang! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congee is a type of rice porridge that is very popular in many Asian countries. This one from Wei Wei Palace has shredded pork and century egg. It's the perfect comfort food for a gloomy day like today! ... See MoreSee Less

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