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Suggestions for Asian Food Event

Sharon S. Nov 7, 2006 09:58 PM

The non-profit I work for is going to be holding a food event. I am looking for ideas on presentations to be held for the public that deal with Asian food that would not require a kitchen or cooking facilities as there is limited electricity and some of it will be held outside in a tent.

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  1. Chowpatty RE: Sharon S. Nov 7, 2006 11:04 PM

    Sushi making.
    Thai vegetable carving.
    Japanese tea ceremony.
    You could also find cold dishes to demonstrate -- my vote would be for Thai papaya salad. Vietnamese spring rolls would be good too.

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      ML8000 RE: Sharon S. Nov 8, 2006 12:29 AM

      You might contact the Asian Chef's Association in S.F. They might be able to help and are into community events. http://www.acasf.com/ If you need a contact, I can help but I think your organization will be more then enough.

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        oranj RE: Sharon S. Nov 8, 2006 09:46 AM

        a goood camping stove provides high butane and doesn't require electricity.

        1. opinionatedchef RE: Sharon S. Nov 8, 2006 09:12 PM

          have done a number of pad thai stations using butane burners that can be rented from rental company. bring softened pad thai noodles, sauce, slivered vegetables of diff types.
          heat a non-stick skillet, add a little sauce, heat, add noodles, veg's (guest can pick these if you want more interaction),stir to heat and put on small plate.

          as chowpatty suggested, doing a fresh vietnamese spring roll assembly demonstration is also a fun idea.

          fruit- display a wide variety of fresh whole fruits, w/ labels and countries of origin. cut open and serve portions as well.

          it helps if you include info about where you are; what asian groups you're trying to represent (is it to reflect a certain local population?); is this just an entertainment/learning feature or a feeding feature/purpose?

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            Sharon S. RE: opinionatedchef Nov 13, 2006 10:15 PM

            It is in SF and it can be any Asian group. Strictly a entertainment/cultural event.

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