How to spend an Asian-inspired day in Huntsville

Aquatic Garden Huntsville Botanical Garden
Huntsville Botanical’s Aquatic Garden is the perfect place to relax and meditate on an Asian-inspired day. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Have you been wanting to travel to Japan, Thailand, China or the other amazing Asian countries but can’t seem to get a trip on the books?

Forget catching that flight—we’ve found all the top spots for spending an Asian-inspired day right here in the Rocket City.

Morning walk at Big Spring Park + Japanese Friendship Bridge

Asian-inspired Japanese Bridge in Big Spring Park Huntsville
Make sure to spend some time watching the beautiful koi fish. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Big Spring Park’s iconic red Japanese Bridge is called Friendship Bridge for a reason.

In the mid 1960s, Lieutenant Colonel Mikio Kimata attended the Redstone Arsenal’s Ordinance Guided Missile School Program. Afterwards, he donated the beautiful red bridge and 60 Japanese Cherry trees to thank Huntsville for its hospitality.

It’s the perfect place to take a morning stroll to kick off your Asian-inspired day.

Grab Boba at Kung Fu Tea

Boba at Kung Fu Tea
The taro milk tea was delicious. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

I’m a big fan of bubble tea, so I’ve gone to various boba shops around the state and country.

However, not many can rival the selection Kung Fu Tea boasts. They even offer Lactaid-based milk teas for the lactose-free crowd.

Grab groceries and snacks at Asian Market

Asian Market in Huntsville
The Asian Market’s fresh produce selection was next level. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

After I grabbed my Boba, I visited Asian Market on University Dr. They had an amazing selection of produce, snacks, desserts, sauces, drinks and more.

Grab lunch at Big Bowl Thai Cuisine

Food from Big Bowl Thai in Huntsville
The Green Chicken Curry is always my go-to order. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

After buying some snacks from Asian Market, I visited one of my favorite lunch spots—Big Bowl Thai Cuisine.

Usually, the Green Chicken Curry comes in a cute little bento box, but today I had to take it to-go. I definitely recommend dining in though—the ambiance and service are always top-notch.

Take an afternoon stroll at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Origami at Huntsville Botanical Garden
Don’t forget to check out the Origami exhibits on your way to the Aquatic Garden. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

If you need to walk off your delicious lunch from Big Bowl, there’s no better place to wrap up your Asian-inspired day than Huntsville Botanical Garden.

The Aquatic Garden is your best bet for catching a glimpse of Asian architectural structures and Cherry trees. I also enjoyed seeing the exhibits for Origami in the Garden along the way.

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Lacey Muenstermann
Lacey Muenstermann
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