COOK + BOOK "Chicken Adobo & Sauces!"
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

COOK + BOOK "Chicken Adobo & Sauces!"

Toli Moli x Duende District present: COOK + BOOK, a friendly gathering on the last Wednesday of each month to learn more about cooking with Asian ingredients at home.

On July 25th, our summer partnership continues with Foodhini, founded on the idea that food can be used to create new opportunities for our immigrant and refugee communities by preparing and delivering authentic multicultural meals. The seventh monthly edition of COOK + BOOK returns to Union Market with a "Chicken Adobo & Sauces!" cooking class.

What is Chicken Adobo? 

For those who don't know this delightful culinary staple, it's one of the most well known Filipino dishes and one of Chef Wing's specialties. His recipe introduces the uninitiated to super creamy and tender cuts of chicken breast with a hint of sweetness. Marinated in brown sugar, coconut vinegar, and soy sauce, this is bound to be a favorite in your household if it isn't already. Enjoy fresh cut chunks of potatoes slow cooked and marinaded with a sweet and savory sauce. Special treat: Chef Wing is preparing three additional homemade Filipino marinades/sauces for you to try - check your bodega bag after class!

Who is Chef Wing? 

Born and raised in the Philippines, Chef Wing has been in the U.S. for a little over four years. He started his culinary journey as a young boy when he and his mother would cook meals out of their home kitchen to sell to other families in their village. From breakfast to dinner, Wing would whip up homemade Palawan food the entire community would line up for. As a teenager, Wing worked 15-hour days as a sous-chef at a local restaurant to help support his six other siblings. Eventually, Wing moved to the city and started his own boat tour company where he cooked local favorites for his guests, one of whom would later become his wife.

When Wing and his wife moved to the States, his dream was to follow in his mother’s footsteps to open a restaurant. Wing's humble beginnings in the restaurant industry were as a dishwasher at the Natural History Museum. There, he worked his way up to positions as a line cook at restaurants throughout DC. As three immigrant-owned businesses, we are honored to be part of Chef Wing’s journey in achieving his dream of opening his own Filipino toro toro style restaurant someday, all while being able to bring you the flavors and tastes of his home Palawan food.

After class, chat with Chef Wing and Team Toli Moli about what ingredients at Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega you can use for home cooking. Following the demonstration, thanks to a partnership with Harvey's MarketAlmaala Farms and Toli Moli, you'll also get a "bodega bag" filled with ingredients to make your own Filipino meal at home!

This month's featured book available for purchase is Asian American: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from the Philippines to Brooklyn by Dale TaldeTop Chef favorite and owner of the acclaimed Brooklyn restaurant Talde. Today, his dual identity is etched on the menu at Talde, where he reimagines iconic Asian dishes, imbuing them with Americana while doubling down on the culinary fireworks that made them so popular in the first place. His food isn't Asian fusion; it's Asian-American.

Each month at COOK + BOOK, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • purchase a book written or recommended by the chef
  • enjoy dynamic conversations with local food entrepreneurs
  • take home a "bodega bag" with key ingredients from class
  • meet new friends interested in Asian food and cultures
  • learn a new recipe using Asian ingredients from Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega and other Union Market businesses

In collaboration with Union Market.

For more information, please visit www.tolimolidc.com or e-mail simone@tolimolidc.com

*Photo courtesy of Foodhini.

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COOK + BOOK "You, Me & Vietnam!"
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

COOK + BOOK "You, Me & Vietnam!"

Toli Moli x Duende District present: COOK + BOOK, a friendly gathering on the last Wednesday of each month to learn more about cooking with Asian ingredients at home.

On May 30th, get schooled by the next Iron Chef, co-founder of critically acclaimed Himitsu and Petworth rising star, Kevin Tien. Chef Kevin will show you how to make his simply beautiful hamachi crudo and nước chấm, an essential Asian condiment with endless applications. This versatile sauce can be altered based on how you plan to use it, and guests will get a few extra special treats made by Chef Kevin to dip in the sauce.

After the COOK + BOOK class, chat with Team Toli Moli about what ingredients at Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega you can use for cooking at home. Following the demonstration, thanks to a partnership with District FishwifeAlmaala Farms and Toli Moli, you'll also get a "bodega bag" filled with ingredients to make your own chef-approved meal at home!

This month's featured book available for purchase is The Slanted Door by Charles Phan, an acclaimed Bay Area chef of Chinese descent whose family settled in Chinatown. Phan has proven through the phenomenal success of Slanted Door Restaurant that combining the Bay Area’s sensibility for fresh ingredients with Vietnamese time-honored cooking techniques is a perfect marriage. More than fifteen years later, he continues to prove that showcasing farm-fresh, locally sourced products and preparing everything from scratch has put The Slanted Door on the cutting edge of Vietnamese cuisine.

Each month at COOK + BOOK, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • purchase a book written or recommended by the chef presenter
  • enjoy dynamic conversations moderated by local food entrepreneurs
  • take home a "bodega bag" with key ingredients from class
  • meet new friends interested in Asian food, cultures, and cuisine
  • learn a new recipe using Asian ingredients from Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega and other Union Market businesses

SPECIAL PRE-EVENT: MAY 30, 5-6PM

DC Reads is a month-long program that brings the city together to read and discuss one book. The library is thrilled to announce that the DC Reads title for 2018 is The Refugees by Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. During the month of May, join members of the DC community for discussions and events focused on these short stories that explore the lives of immigrants and refugees in the United States. Whether you read the whole book or just one of the stories, take an opportunity to be a part of a community that reads together.

Panelists include: Chef Kevin Tien, Toli Moli Co-Owner Eric Wang, Pinkline Project's Philippa Hughes, and surprise guests!

Read more on the DCPL website and listen to Duende District's Angela Spring and our very own Eric Wang discuss the major themes and takeaways from the novel here.

This event is co-presented by the DC Public Library. Please e-mail simone@tolimolidc.com to RSVP for the free community discussion on May 30, 5-6PM.


In collaboration with Union Market.

For more information, please visit www.tolimolidc.com or e-mail simone@tolimolidc.com*Photo courtesy of Himitsu.

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COOK + BOOK "Island-Inspired Cuisine!"
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

COOK + BOOK "Island-Inspired Cuisine!"

Toli Moli x Duende District present: COOK + BOOK, a friendly gathering at Union Market on the last Wednesday of each month to learn more about cooking with Asian ingredients at home.

On April 25th, meet the renowned chef behind the Union Market District's forthcoming Coconut Club, a four-time winner of the Food Network's Chopped, a passionate hip-hop head, and a great friend of the bodega, Adam Greenberg. Chef Adam will bring both the aspiring and seasoned home cooks in attendance on a little culinary adventure recounting his travels to Hawai'i, California, and beyond. In addition to food tasting, a discussion about recipes and techniques, and a cooking demonstration of some of his favorite seasonal seafood dishes, Chef Adam will give an insider look into his time on Chopped, recount personal highlights from his hospitality journey (which began at age 18!), and major influences on his unique culinary viewpoint.

After the COOK + BOOK class, chat with Chef Adam about what ingredients at Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega you can use for cooking beach or picnic-ready fare. Following the demonstration, thanks to a partnership with District FishwifeAlmaala Farms and Toli Moli, you'll also get a "bodega bag" filled with everything you need to make your own island-inspired meal at home!

This month's featured book available for purchase is The Poke Cookbook authored by Honolulu-based food writer Martha Cheng, a contributor to publications such as Eater and Condé Nast Traveler. Previously the food editor at Honolulu Magazine, Cheng has worked in kitchens in Hawai'i and Northern California.

Each month at COOK + BOOK, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • purchase a book written or recommended by the chef presenter
  • enjoy dynamic conversations moderated by local food entrepreneurs
  • take home a "bodega bag" with key ingredients from class 
  • meet new friends interested in Asian food, cultures, and cuisine
  • learn a new recipe using Asian ingredients from Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega and other Union Market businesses

In collaboration with Union Market.

For more information, please visit www.tolimolidc.com or e-mail simone@tolimolidc.com

*Photo courtesy of Adam Greenberg.

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COOK + BOOK "Tibetan Nomad Cuisine!"
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

COOK + BOOK "Tibetan Nomad Cuisine!"

Toli Moli x Duende District present: COOK + BOOK, a friendly gathering at Union Market on the last Wednesday of each month to learn more about cooking with Asian ingredients at home.

On March 28th, the third edition of COOK + BOOK will take place at Union Market with a cooking class focused on making Tibetan nomad style dumpling soup with former Buddhist monk and refugee, Chef Dorjee Tsering of Dorjee Momo. Learn the techniques behind the unique flavors and heartfelt preparation of this special Himalayan dish. After class, chat with Chef Dorjee about what ingredients at Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega you can use for home cooking. Following Chef Dorjee's demonstration, thanks to a partnership with Harvey's MarketAlmaala Farms and Toli Moli, you'll also get a "bodega bag" filled with everything you need to make your own Chicken ChuMok at home!

Chicken and chicken-based products like eggs and chicken stock are not traditionally part of Tibetan cuisine inside Tibet, where yak and sheep meat are the main proteins. However, as Tibetans have migrated around the world, chicken has become a popular substitute in the diaspora (especially in India and Nepal). Chu means "water" and mok is derived from mok-thuy meaning "hearty soup". The entire family makes the dumplings or noodles together and prepares the broth base. Perfect for unwinding from the day and including everyone in the process.

This month's featured book available for purchase is Return to the Rivers: Recipes and Memories of the Himalayan River Valley by Vikas Khanna with Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn. Nominated for both a James Beard Award and the IACP Cookbook Award, Return to Rivers explores the sacred foodways of Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Northern India, Burma, Western China, Pakistan, and the other regions the great Himalayas directly touch upon, including Burmese soup, Tibetan pancakes, and momos.

Each month at COOK + BOOK, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • purchase a book written or recommended by the chef presenter
  • enjoy dynamic conversations moderated by local food entrepreneurs
  • take home a "bodega bag" with key ingredients from class
  • meet new friends interested in Asian food, cultures, and cuisine
  • learn a new recipe using Asian ingredients from Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega and other Union Market businesses

In collaboration with Union Market.

For more information, please visit www.tolimolidc.com or e-mail simone@tolimolidc.com

*Photo courtesy of Dim Sum Media.

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COOK + BOOK "Lao Cuisine!"
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

COOK + BOOK "Lao Cuisine!"

Toli Moli x Duende District present: COOK + BOOK, a friendly gathering on the last Wednesday of each month to learn more about cooking with Asian ingredients at home.

On February 28th, the second edition of COOK + BOOK will take place at Union Market with a cooking class focused on making the Lao cuisine staple, Kua Mee, led by renowned local restaurateur Chef Seng Luangrath of Thip Khao and Padaek. Stir-fried noodles sold on banana leaves or newspaper are one of Chef Seng's favorite childhood snacks. Learn how to make this comforting dish and talk to Chef Seng about what ingredients at the Toli Moli Burmese Bodega you can use for home cooking.

Following Chef Seng's demonstration, in thanks to a partnership with Harvey's MarketAlmaala Farms and Toli Moli, you'll also get a "bodega bag" filled with everything you need to make your own Kua Mee at home!

This month's book available for purchase is the 2018 release Hawker Fare written by the Laotian author and chef at two-time-Michelin-star restaurant Commis, James Syhabout.

Each month at COOK + BOOK, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • purchase a book written or recommended by the chef presenter
  • enjoy dynamic conversations moderated by local food entrepreneurs
  • take home a "bodega box" with key ingredients from class 
  • meet new friends interested in Asian food, culture, and cuisine
  • learn a new recipe using Asian ingredients from Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega and other Union Market businesses

In collaboration with Union Market.

For more information, please visit www.tolimolidc.com or e-mail simone@tolimolidc.com

*Photo courtesy of Jai Williams.

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COOK + BOOK "Dumplings!"
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

COOK + BOOK "Dumplings!"

Toli Moli x Duende District present: COOK + BOOK, a friendly gathering on the last Wednesday of each month to learn more about cooking with Asian ingredients at home.

On January 31st, COOK + BOOK launches at Union Market with a dumpling-making class led by Pat Tanumihardja, a local food writer and Asian cookbook author. Dumplings are a universal comfort food, but many of us struggle to shape them from scratch. Pat will share her favorite dumpling-making recipes and tips for the perfect combinations for your taste.

We will roll, pinch, and fill our own dumplings, and taste some of our best work. Thanks to a partnership with Harvey's Market and Toli Moli, you'll also get a "bodega box" filled with everything you need to make your own dumplings at home!

Each month at COOK + BOOK, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • purchase a book written or recommended by the chef presenter
  • enjoy dynamic conversations moderated by local food entrepreneurs
  • take home a "bodega box" with key ingredients from class
  • meet new friends interested in Asian food, culture, and cuisine
  • learn a new recipe using Asian ingredients from Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega and other Union Market businesses

In collaboration with Union Market.

For more information, please visit www.tolimolidc.com or e-mail simone@tolimolidc.com. Photo courtesy of Pickles and Tea.

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Mohinga Monday
Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

Mohinga Monday

An All Day Burmese Breakfast Special

Mohinga is a rice noodle and fish curry, one of the most popular and celebrated Burmese street foods, typically eaten for breakfast. Uniquely flavorful mohinga ingredients include banana blossom, ginger, fish sauce, catfish, lemongrass, and duck eggs.

 We will be serving a limited number of bowls from 11am to 4pm or until sold out. 

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Emporiyum 2017
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Emporiyum 2017

We had such a great time at Emporiyum last year that we're back again dishin' out loads of your favorite treat, falooda! 

Stop by the Toli Moli stall and try some of our classic faloodas, as well as newest summer flavors. 

Emporiyum is a festival style food marketplace featuring Washington and Union Market's unique vendors that celebrate tastes from around the world. 

For more information on Emporiyum, here.

 

Location: Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE DC 20002

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Mohinga Monday
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Mohinga Monday

An All Day Burmese Breakfast Special

Mohinga is a rice noodle and fish curry, one of the most popular and celebrated Burmese street foods, typically eaten for breakfast. Uniquely flavorful mohinga ingredients include banana blossom, ginger, fish sauce, catfish, lemongrass, and duck eggs.

 We will be serving a limited number of bowls from 11am to 4pm or until sold out. 

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NextNOW Festival
Sep
15
to Sep 16

NextNOW Festival

"An arts festival for Terps, by Terps.”

Toli Moli co-founder, Simone Jacobson, founded UMD's first hip-hop dance troupe, Phunktions, and studied dance and French, earning her Bachelor's of Arts in 2006. 

In honor of #FaloodaFriday and her alma mater's annual festival that aims to amplify the voices of “intriguing, inventive performing and visual artists from around campus and the country,” Toli Moli will be serving falooda from the Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center Encore Bar. 

Guests will be able to select from two falooda flavors, The Royal and one of our newest summer flavors. 

On Saturday, September 16, festival attendees can enjoy our Burmese Noodle Salads and refreshing Butterfly Limeade, served by UMD Dining Services.  

Location: The Clarice @ University of Maryland, 8270 Alumni Drive College Park, MD, 20742

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Mohinga Monday
Sep
4
12:00 PM12:00

Mohinga Monday

An All Day Burmese Breakfast Labor Day Special 

Mohinga is a rice noodle and fish curry, one of the most popular and celebrated Burmese street foods, typically eaten for breakfast. Uniquely flavorful mohinga ingredients include banana blossom, ginger, fish sauce, catfish, lemongrass, and duck eggs.

 We will be serving a limited number of bowls from 12pm to 6pm or until sold out!

Location: Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE DC 20002

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Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Falooda Fridays at the UM Drive-In Movie

This month's Union Market Drive-in Movie is Chef. After losing his restaurant job, Chef Carl starts a food-truck business to completely reclaim his culinary dream.

Just like Carl, our dream is to touch people's lives with what we do. We'll be serving $5 Royal falooda all evening or until supplies run out!

Information & Tickets: http://unionmarketdc.com/events/union-market-drive-in/

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Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Asian American Lit Fest at Dupont Underground

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The first national event of its kind, the Asian American Literature Festival provides a space for attendees to be educated on and celebrate the impact of Asian Americans in literature. Enjoy the opportunity to read, swap and donate books while networking and enjoying falooda!

Look out for the Toli Moli Pop-up Falooda Bar from 6-8p.m., serving while supplies last.

Falooda poet and Toli Moli co-owner Simone Jacobson will also be reading poems at the event. 

For more information on the festival, click here.

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Food in America: Thamee's Burmese Kitchen
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Food in America: Thamee's Burmese Kitchen

In partnership with Pineapple DC and Sally's Middle Name, we invite you to Thamee: a pop-up restaurant experience serving up a Southeast Asian family-style feast highlighting Burmese cuisine and hospitality.

Join us for an intimate dinner prepared by Toli Moli's Jocelyn Law-Yone, pioneering chef of DC's only Burmese falooda and snack shop, and her daughter, Simone Jacobson, Toli Moli co-owner and general manager, who will moderate the conversation.

Shedding light on underrepresented food stories from Burma, guests will enjoy flavors ranging from sour to sweet. "Thamee", meaning "daughter" in Burmese, celebrates that we are all someone's child and our own children reflect our aspirations. Each generation carries on the kitchen traditions of their ancestors in a new way. 

Menu
Sliced seasonal vegetables & nygapi yay (dipping sauce)
thamee lay pomelo salad
Gazun Ywet Kyaw (spicy pork belly, water spinach & mushrooms)
Kachin Black Rice
Daikon Sour Soup
thamee gyi queen pazun hin (whole shrimp & red curry)
Si-Htamin (yellow rice & sesame seeds)
Myeik Ah Pone (Burmese crêpe) 

*we regret we cannot accommodate substitutions 

Tickers are $60 and include dinner. A cash bar will be available.

This event is co-hosted with Pineapple DC. Inspired by Bon Appetit magazine's spotlight on Food in America, Pineapple is celebrating the diverse culinary traditions found in the kitchens and homes across the country. In partnership with Sally’s Middle Name, we invite you to the second event in Pineapple's summer dinner series.

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Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Falooda Fridays at the UM Drive-In: Coming to America (from Burma)

July 7, 2017, from 7pm-11pm

Union Market

1309 5th St. NE DC 20002

(early arrival suggested)

It's #FaloodaFriday and the Market will be streaming Coming to America on the big screen.

Watch Prince Akeem and Semmi get acclimated to the many wonders of the U.S., an experience that we know can be both challenging and enlightening, while treating yourself like royalty with our Royal falooda.

In honor of #FaloodaFriday, our Royal falooda (pomegranate-ginger jellies, basil seeds, rice noodle pudding, paprika milk, vanilla ice cream and housemade rosewater syrup) will be $5 until 9pm (or until we run out!)

Click here for more information on tickets and to reserve a space for your car!

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Father's Day 2-for-1
Jun
18
11:30 AM11:30

Father's Day 2-for-1

Father's Day is a special time to celebrate all the great men in our lives who help raise the future members of #FaloodaNation. To show our appreciation, Dad’s falooda is free this Sunday with purchase of a kid's falooda or even a falooda for Mom! Buy one falooda, and treat Dad!

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Falooda Fridays at the UM Drive-In Movie
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Falooda Fridays at the UM Drive-In Movie

This month's Union Market Drive-in Movie is Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. On Friday, June 2nd, kids 12 and under get a FREE mini-falooda at Toli Moli with purchase of a regular falooda. All regular faloodas are $5 for all on drive-in movie nights (1st Friday of every month).

Location: Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE DC 20002

Information & Tickets: http://unionmarketdc.com/events/union-market-drive-in/

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Toli Moli's One-Year Anniversary!
Jun
1
11:30 AM11:30

Toli Moli's One-Year Anniversary!

Ambassadors of #FaloodaNation Unite! Thursday, June 1, 2017 marks our one year "marketversary" of 365 days at Union Market. We are so grateful for all of your support and to say thank you for helping us turn a pop-up into a home, we'd like to offer you a treat! Bring a friend on June 1st and their falooda is on us (with purchase of 1 falooda)! This is a 2-for-1 deal for all of you who have that faloodacurious friend that needs a little nudge. Who doesn't love free sweets? Come celebrate this milestone with us and toast your plus one!

Location: Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE DC 20002

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Mohinga Monday
May
29
12:00 PM12:00

Mohinga Monday

An All Day Burmese Breakfast Special!

Mohinga is a rice noodle and fish curry, one of the most popular and celebrated Burmese street foods, typically eaten for breakfast. Uniquely flavorful mohinga ingredients include banana blossom, ginger, fish sauce, catfish, lemongrass, and duck eggs.

 We will be serving a limited number of bowls from 12pm to 6pm or until sold out!

Location: Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE DC 20002

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