Suggestions for Asian Food Event
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.
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.
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?