THE first Asian Street Food Market comes to Gloucester Quays later this month.

Asian Street food is incredibly popular with many people eager to try the more spicy of dishes.

Instead of travelling all the way to Bangladesh to sample some Asian delights, you can try them right on your doorstep in Gloucester which is renowned for its varieties of markets.

It’s a great chance to try a variety of Asian cuisines from a range of countries some of which include Vietnamese, Philippines, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, Chinese, Nepalese, Thailand, Indian and Tibet.

There will be up to 25 stalls with street food, desserts and alcohol over the weekend of October 30 and 31.

Street food dishes on offer are likely to include the classic Thai dish Pad Thai and Vietnamese Pho.

Ingredients for your favourite curry are bound to be on offer.

It is also a place to find that elusive ingredient you may have been looking for and cannot find in any British supermarket.

Above all the Asian Street Food Market gives visitors a chance to try food they might never have had before and in doing so it is hoped they will learn a little about Asian culture as well.

This event - which is free to attend - aims to preserve the Asian culture and heritage by making it accessible to a wider audience.

This will give the community a chance to appreciate and further explore the rich and diverse heritage of Asia through food and drink.

The organiser of the event, Josephine Laurence, originally from Borneo, initiated the Asian Food Market as she would like to bring the uniqueness of Asia to rural areas of the UK.

Runs from 11am to 6pm (5pm end on Sunday) at Orchard Square, Gloucester Quays (GL1 5SH).