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Crazy Lit Asians 2024 to host Lunar New Year Celebration of the Hokkien Diaspora

[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Hokkien Diaspora, Around the World – The Crazy Lit Asians Dinner series will return in 2024 to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a Filipino, Taiwanese, and Malaysian feast. For 2024, Chef Yana Gilbuena will be joined by Chef Linda Tay Esposito and Chef Henry Hsu featuring dishes from the Hokkien diaspora. Chef Yana Gilbuena explained the key difference in this yearโ€™s dinner theme in an email
โ€œThis time we’re tracing the Hokkien connection between Taiwan, Malaysia and Philippines!โ€
The official event notice reads:
โ€œThe Crazy Lit Asians๐Ÿ’š With a ๐Ÿฒ Year of the Dragon ๐Ÿ‰ celebration! ๐Ÿงง๐Ÿงง๐Ÿงจ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿฎ๐ŸŒฟ ๐Ÿ’š We will be honoring the cultural legacy of the Hokkien diaspora across the maritime routes of Asia. From coastal Fujian to just a hop across the Straits of Formosa and onward to Manila, home of the world’s oldest Chinatown and down to the safe harbors of the Malay archipelago, the Hokkien heritage ties us all together.ย  And with a little bit of ๐ŸŒฟ ๐Ÿ’š, we will all certainly be “Ka Ki Lang”.”

Donโ€™t Miss the Littest Year of the Dragon Celebration

The Crazy Lit Asians 2024 announcement continued with an explanation of the dose-your-own approach that is inclusive of all types of cannabis users – including those that donโ€™t wish to partake. The three countries represented in this yearโ€™s Crazy Lit Asians are: The chefs proudly described how theyโ€™re tying in the Lunar New Year celebration into this modern AAPI take on a traditional 15th day Chinese New Year feast:
โ€œWeโ€™re doing 4 courses 3 ways, so 12 courses ๐Ÿคฃ to represent the 12 months of the year and also the 12 zodiac signs. (Plus some little something-something ;)) This is a ๐ŸŒฟ DOSE-YOUR-OWN ๐Ÿ’š dinner! Food will be ๐Ÿ’š-free, but we will have lots of ๐Ÿ’š oils, sauces and dips (and more) to enhance your dining experience. Event Address:ย  Fruitvale District, Oakland (Address will be sent upon receipt of payment) Contact us: [email protected] @saloseries Tag: @crazylitazns Time: 6:00-8:30pm Date: Saturday February 24, 2024 $150 per person From 6-7 pm will be a ๐Ÿ’š hour with a mini-mercado with our ๐ŸŒฟ ๐Ÿ’š partners Dinner service will start promptly at 7 pm.โ€

Crazy Lit Asians 2024 MENU

Just peep the menuโ€ฆ It sounds delicious.
โ€œAmuse Bouche: SPRINGROLLS ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Fresh Lumpia ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Lumpiang Shanghai ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Hae Bee Sambal Popiah   First Course: CONGEE ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Sweet Potato Beh ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Arroz Caldo ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Bah Kut Teh   Second Course:ย  NOODLES ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Tsa Bihun ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Pansit Palabok ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Hokkien Mee   Third Course: SOY SAUCE ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Braised Trotters, Kombu & Eggs ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Pork Belly Humba ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Chicken Pong Teh   Accoutrements: PICKLES ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Pao Cai ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Atchara ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Ong Lai Kerabu   Accoutrements: RICE ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Danga Biko ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Garlic Fried Rice ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Nasi Ulam   Dessert: STICKY RICE ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Sweet Potato & Taro Nyee-Ah in Osmanthus Syrup ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Biko ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Prosperity Huat Kuih   After Dinner Drinks: ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Boba Milk Tea ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Salabat Ginger Tea ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Dark Dragon Chili Oolongโ€
Donโ€™t forget the house rules. If youโ€™re going – Be respectful.
โ€œEvent House Rules: ๐Ÿ’š Please Venmo @saloseries with your name and a “๐Ÿ’š “. Location will be sent promptly. ๐Ÿ’š Please come on time. We have a set time for having the space and we want to respect our location partner. ๐Ÿ’š This is a set menu. Apologies for being unable to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. ๐Ÿ’š This is an alcohol-free event. Water and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.โ€
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