On Thursday May 16, 2013, Ricky Ly, author of The Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando and local Orlando food blog Tastychomps.com will present “Culture Through Food: Local Orlando Asian American Eateries” at 6pm at the Orlando Public Library in downtown Orlando.

This is in celebration of National Asian American Heritage Month – May, a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

“We will be talking about the rich flavors (umami!) and culture of Asia through food and the places where we can get a taste of those flavors locally here in Orlando,” says Ricky Ly.

Local Asian American businesses will be featured including Bento Group (opening the new KASA where Urban Flats once stood in the Plaza downtown), Hawkers, Saigon Market, and Pho 88.