Burmese Food Fair and Fundraiser
Sunday, December 5, 10:00-5:00
P.S. 12 (The James B. Colgate School), 42-00 72nd St., Woodside, Queens
(if the address seems familiar, you may have attended another food fair in the same school cafeteria this past summer: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/711546
)"We are going to serve 30 different kinds of Burmese food" wrote one organizer, whose band will be performing; "people will cook and donate what they made" to this HIV-AIDS fundraiser, wrote another insider.
Admission: $5 for "all you can eat," though you should expect, and graciously contribute to, further solicitations inside
ARRGH why do I not search for "Burmese" on this board more often? Can't believe I missed it. Am idiot.
Since Burmese Cafe closed we have been longing for lephet & I can't even find the ingredients to make it at home (there used to be a place near DC that did mail order, but the site is down). We did make it to the one at the church in August, I think it was, & were closer to chowhogs than chowhounds -- ate something from each booth if we possibly could & then got another round to take home & were heartbroken when we finished that up the next day.
Does anyone know where to get the fermented tea leaves?
Moegyo is the organization you may be thinking of; they held a fundraiser in mid-2008 in Jackson Heights after Cyclone Nargis, another on that site in 2009, and a third this past summer in Woodside, at the location mentioned above:
They're not involved in this event, to my knowledge, but the descriptions of participation by the Burmese community suggest that the chow may be just as good.