Montreal's "Biggest" South Asian Street Food Festival Is Coming This Weekend
- Kothu Vizha is an annual south Asian food festival in Montreal.
- Visitors can enjoy a selection of Tamil* cuisine, ice cream, music, and entertainment.
The summer may be coming to an end but our city still has a few more tricks up its sleeve including some decadent food festivals that you do not want to miss.
This weekend, Kothu Vizha 2019, which organizers call "the biggest south Asian food festival" in the city, is coming to Montreal and they are bringing their spices with them.
This outdoor summer food festival is going to be serving up some pretty great eats.
The festival event page promises that "your favourite restaurants [will be] serving some of the freshest and unique style Kothu one can find in Montreal." That, combined with the cheap cost will have you beaming with joy. There will even be a ton of vegan options to pick from.
You can enjoy a full day of entertainment, live music, fun activities and amazing food. There will also be desserts so make sure you don’t fill yourself up on flavour-filled chicken or mutton before digging in to some ice cream.
Kothu, according to a 2018 BBC article, is "a popular street food and common dinner dish in Sri Lanka, Kothu Roti, also known as Kottu or Koththu Rotti can be served with mutton, chicken or as a vegetarian meal."
"Freshness is key to this recipe, some Sri Lankans are said to be eating it to ease their hangover," the BBC states.
If you are unfamiliar with south Asian cuisine and are looking for something new and different to bite into, this is a great way to step outside your comfort zone.
Tickets are available for purchase on eventbrite and if you purchase yours before August 25, you get both a $5 discount and the freedom to skip the line-up!
The festival will also include "live music, entertainment, and tons of fun activities," according to the event page. "So make sure to bring all your friends, families and loved ones because this is an event open to all ages (free for ages 5 and younger)."
"This is an event you do not want to miss, guaranteed to have some heat and sizzling flavours in your mouth come through and lets end this summer with another banger!!!"
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Leave your house, head to a festival and get your eating on because winter is coming sooner than you think.
INTHU NAMMA PETTA: Kothu Vizha 2019
What: South Asian food and culture festival
Where: TOHU, 2345 Rue Jarry E.
When: Sunday August 25, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
*This article has been updated.