Moon Cake Class!


The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as Moon Cake Day. It is on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar. It is celebrated by people in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam and the Phillipines to name a few, with other moon-viewing and autumn festivals in Japan and Korea. The Mid-Autumn Festival and moon worship started way back in the 1700s BCE after the harvest had finished in Autumn. But enough of that!

And what timing, as the Moon Cake Making Class is Saturday, 13 September!

In the Moon Cake Class, we will learn about the history of Moon Cakes while having a cocktail, enjoy tasting different types of teas, and, oh yeah- make fresh moon cakes! We will make the dough and some fillings like lotus root, red bean, and chestnut. You will choose your designs, press out and bake the cakes yourselves. You will be able to take your moon cakes home to enjoy under the moon.

While they are baking, we will have a tasting of different loose leaf East Asian teas!
We will then admire, take photos of, and eventually eat the moon cakes with tea (or BYOB) and box up any you would like to take home to enjoy (and maybe even share).

When: Saturday, 13 September 2014, 1-4 pm

Where: Finchley Central, North London, address given after donation is given

How much: £24 pre-pay donation through EatWith, a reliable way to safely book your meal.

Who: Anyone!

Drinks? Lots of teas. A cocktail is included as a free taster; but please BYOB for yourself or to share.

*No donation refunds. I don’t really make anything off of this, but the money goes to planning the food, drinks, and good times! If you cannot make it, please give your spot to a friend (let me know, it’s no problem!). I hope you understand!

A Little Bird told me about: Tonkou Chinese Night

Vegan Underground Supper: Chinese


*aka Duhuang
*was a major stop on the Silk Road in Western China
*means “Blazing Beacon”

What can I tell you about Tonkou Night? Served in the traditional family style, it is a meal and a half. It will be heavy. It will be greasy. It will be spicy. I know, could it get any better?

Let the Blazing Beacon of good food guide your tired body & empty stomach from work to North London. We will indulge in generously sized portions of authentic Chinese food to delight your tummy for a great start to the week!

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