ABCT (A Better Chinatown Tomorrow) and New Sun Hong Kong Restaurant
Fun informal cooking lessons and an opportunity for media photos & stories.
Celebrate the Year of the Horse
11th Annual Chinese New Year’s Event
Jiaoze / Dumpling Making Sessions
Jiaoze-Making and Eating: Welcome the Year of the Horse with traditional Jiaoze (dumpling) and Tang Yuan (sweet rice balls) making. Everyone can learn how to make these traditional foods!
Entertainment: Enjoy Chinese instrumental music, ramen & hand-pulled noodle demonstrations, opera face painting, origami, calligraphy and more…..
Free Two-Day Event: Coinciding with the Flower Market Fair on Grant Avenue.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
12 pm to 3 pm (on both days)
Language of the Birds Plaza, Chinatown, S.F.
At New Sun Hong Kong Restaurant, 606 Broadway (at Grant/ Columbus Avenue)
Only once in a blue moon are there two “new years” in January: The sun calendar new year on the 1st and the lunar new year on the 31st—the beginning of the Year of the Horse. Jiaoze-making is a family tradition on Chinese New Year’s Eve. Every family, young and old, participates throughout Northern China. The Cantonese have a different version called Tong Yuen—a small round sweet rice ball. ABCT presents this tradition of making both Jiaoze and Tong Yuen. Every one is welcome to join in and learn the versions. And it is free!
Jiaoze (northern China tradition) and Tong Yuen (southern China tradition).
“Tradition: Cultural continuity in social attitudes and institutions.”
Dumpling-making is a socially-binding experience for Chinese-Americans and friends / visitors alike. Since ancient times, Jiaoze and tang yuan are eaten on Chinese New Year’s Day. The Jiaoze’s shape resembles that of ancient gold and silver ingots or a crescent moon, symbolizing a hopeful year of plenty.
For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Wilma Pang at (415)-296-8701 check out the video on jiaozi and tang yuan: www.panasiansf.com