MOCAEATS: Dim Sum Brunch

Sun, Feb 12, 2017 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm

Ticket: $40/person; $30/MOCA member (includes one Pocket Chinese Almanac)

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Find out what the hubbub is all about and eat dim sum like a local. Feast with us and Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith (co-authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac) for a special weekend morning brunch outing at Golden Unicorn. Learn how to order dim sum in Cantonese and follow Cantonese traditions as we start the New Year. Then, walk back to the Museum for a fun guided tour of Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America.


Please note that we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions.


Limited seats available. Advance purchase recommended


Joanna C. Lee is a recovering pianist with a doctorate in musicology from Columbia University. A former Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, she has served as translator for such luminaries as former US President Jimmy Carter and Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.

Ken Smith writes about Asian arts and culture for the Financial Times and other publications. He is the author of Fate! Luck! Chance! Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace and the Making of The Bonesetter’s Daughter Opera (Chronicle Books) and Talking about Music (Beijing Normal University Press).


The authors divide their time between Hong Kong and New York and have been artistic advisors to a wide array of cultural projects, including David Henry Hwang’s bilingual Broadway play Chinglish. They used the almanac to set their wedding date.


Image Credit: Courtesy of Wilson Tang, Featured Chef in Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America.