Events / Dinner

[VIRTUAL] Lunar New Year – Cooking for Good Fortune

Wed, February 10, 2021

6:00 PM
Zoom Link to be sent to registered guest
Price: Free Click here to register

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Join us for a virtual celebration of Lunar New Year, in the Year of the Ox, which promises hard work, positivity and honesty. Esteemed JBF Award Winning cookbook author and historian Grace Young will give us context for some of the ingredients and rituals, while JBF Award Nominated chef Brandon Jew of the Michelin-starred Mister Jiu’s will demonstrate a dish that expresses modern Chinese cookery, traditional symbolism and good fortune.  They’ll also discuss the current status of Chinatowns in San Francisco and NYC, two historic immigrant communities that continue to shape our American identity. We could all use a little good fortune these days! 


Demo Dish

Year of the Ox Shui Jiao > Beef-Lettuce-Scallion Dumplings

Meaning of the ingredients:

Beef > In honor of the Year of the Ox

Lettuce > Prosperity and Wealth

Scallions > Intelligence

Dumplings > Good Fortune and Family Reunion

Learn how to make the wrappers, the filling, the technique for wrapping dumplings and finished dish.

Related Info

Learn more about Mister Jiu's
Preorder Brandon Jew’s Cookbook: Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown (Mar 9, 2021)
Learn more about Grace Young
Poster House Museum Special Project - Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories
Learn about #savechineserestaurants campaign
Grace Young’s Support Chinatown Initiative


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