Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Asian American Cultural Center
295 Crown StNew Haven, CT 06510
The identity of the pan-Asian American citizen is simultaneously one of tradition and fusion, of individualism and unity — and of humanizing civic roles through the support of a diverse yet united cultural community. What better (and tastier) symbol of this cultural solidarity is there than the dumpling, a culinary motif across Asia reflective of just how many “kinds” of the pan-Asian American citizen there can be? From fat steamed shui jiao in Taiwan to skinny fried gyoza in Japan, curly mandu in Korea, crispy kofta in India, dainty xiao long bag in China, and countless other variants, the dumpling wraps up in its doughy goodness a message to embrace the interconnectedness of pan-Asian culture, even in the melting pot of America. Join Taiwanese American Society on Saturday 3/30, as we explore the Taiwanese version of the ubiquitous and symbolic dumpling in an all-you-can-eat feast for $6 pre-sale or $8 at the door! Dumplings will be served at the AACC in two shifts, from 5-6 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM.