The Southeast Asian Coalition hosts its first fundraiser to benefit its youth program, and organizers are aiming for our bellies. The Southeast Asian Street Food Festival will offer plenty of tasty home-cooked dishes - literally, as food will be provided by families involved in the organization. Available dishes include Hmong braised pork over rice; purple sticky rice with pork sausage; Bunong Thai eggplant soup; papaya salad and more.
If you fancy yourself a pho-natic, partake in the pho-eating contest courtesy of Pho Daravan Restaurant. Wash all that down with some Vietnamese coffee or Thai iced tea.
While there's no cost to attend the festival, attendees will need to purchase food tickets, ranging from $3 to $5. Free admission. May 31, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SoutheastAsianCoalition.