Come join us in tackling the Climate Crisis with food and cooking!
We are excited to invite you to a series of delicious, interactive and performative sit-down tastings and short talks over four days – featuring no less than three tasty low carbon dishes chosen and developed by London’s East and South East Asian communities alongside acclaimed Asian food writers and a data scientist.
A pop-up structure will be installed in London Chinatown as part of London Design Festival 2022. Built from low carbon materials and processes, the structure will host a series of sit-down tasters, discussions and talks on the data science of climate change, Chinese heritage and food culture.
Low Carbon Chinatown is a project by designer, artist and CAN associate director, Ling Tan. The low carbon pop up structure is designed by Ling Tan and designer Usman Haque, with the support of structural engineers Atelier One.
Low Carbon Chinatown Taster Menu
All the dishes will be prepared by one of our featured professional food writers and cooks:
Hainanese Chicken Rice – A low carbon interpretation of a perennial favourite Asian dish – with chicken still included! *gluten-free, contains allergens such as milk, soy
Sweet and Sour ‘Pork’ (Vegetarian) – No one misses pork once they taste this! *contains gluten and allergens such as soy, eggs, sesame, peppers, pineapples
Wonton Dumpling Soup (Vegetarian) – Who doesn’t love dumplings? *contains gluten and allergens such as soy, eggs
Accompanied with a choice of white rice and/or chicken rice.
Plain water will be provide. This is a communal meal.
Apologies but we are unfortunately unable to cater for specific dietary requests for this event.
We are suggesting a £5 donation to reserve a place, but we don’t want this to be a barrier to participation. If you are unable to donate this amount but are keen to join us, please email us in order to request a free reservation bursary code. Please also email us if you have any accessibility requirement you would like us to be aware of. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
** Following the announcement regarding Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral date, as a mark of respect, our Low Carbon Chinatown sit down tastings that was originally planned to take place on Monday 19th September, will now be cancelled.
The pop up structure will still be on site if you are interested to see it.
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