Speareheaded by the Chinese Cuisine & Hospitality Association of Canada (CCHAC), Asialicious was announced to support "crisis-stricken Chinese-Canadian restaurants."
The two-week event will see promotions running at more than 100 Asian restaurants across the city, including brands with multiple locations like Hotopia, Magic Noodle, Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea, and Happy Lamb Hot Pot.
CCHAC's president Catherine Hou made a public announcement about the event alongside Markham's major, Frank Scarpitti, who recently visited the restaurant Wuhan Noodle 1950 following racist attacks on the business.
The Arts Centre, the National Gallery Victoria, the Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Town Hall and Flinders Street Station lit up in red and gold as a symbol of solidarity with Chinese Victorians on Friday.
Mr Andrews has appealed to Victorians to support Chinese businesses.
"Go and visit a Chinese restaurant, go to a precinct which is dominated by Asian businesses, go and show your support for them, because a lot of them are doing it very, very tough at the moment as people stay away."