**SOLD OUT**Chinese Soul Food: Hakka Cuisine


Featuring Chefs Martin Yan and Linda Anusasananan


Available in almost every corner of the globe, Chinese cuisine is renowned not only for its taste but its diversity. Many of the dishes commonly seen in the U.S. derive from Cantonese, Sichuan, or Shanghai traditions, but there is a growing taste for other, often regional or ethnic, flavors from China. Hakka cuisine, neither regional nor ethnic but nomadic, is all-but-unknown in the U.S. and the focus of our newest Off the Menu offering. Earthy, honest, and robust, it reflects the diversity and vitality of the estimated 75 million Hakka living in China and greater Asia.

ASNC is pleased to feature Martin Yan and Linda Lau Anusasananan, who will collaborate on an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, family-style dinner drawing from Hakka traditions. Chefs Yan and Anusasanan will be on hand to describe the cuisine, its history, and the evening’s menu, and to mingle with dinner guests.

Martin Yan is best known as the host of the award-winning PBS cooking show Yan Can Cook. A world-renowned chef and author of more than 30 cookbooks — his latest is Martin Yan’s China — Yan has been teaching and sharing his love of Chinese cuisine for over 30 years. M.Y. China is his most recent restaurant and the gracious host of the evening. Linda Anusasananan is author of The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from Around the World, which was named "Best Chinese Cuisine Cookbook in the World" by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2012. Anusasananan was formerly food writer and recipe editor for Sunset Magazine for 34 years. 

Martin Yan’s China and The Hakka Cookbook will be available for purchase and signing.

Parking: Validated parking is available: $10 for 3 hours at the valet stand on 5th St. by the Nordstrom entrance


Wine provided by  Hanson Li and Saison Restaurant

M.Y. China Signature Drink: Hakka Blossom


Pork Belly & Moi Choi

Chilled Bitter Melon with Acaia Flower Honey

Family Style Entrees

Classic Salt Baked Chicken with Ginger Scallion Sauce

Cumin American Kobe Beef

Gai Lan with Sweet Wine Sauce

Steamed Jasmine Rice

Chinese Almond Royale


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Program Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 pm Registration
6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner and discussion
7:30 – 8:00 pm Book signing

Event Details

Mon 03 Mar 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
M.Y. China, Westfield San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St. Level 4, SF
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$75 Asia Society Members; $90 non-members (gratuity not included)
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