NEW DATE ADDED – SATURDAY 20 FEB!
Our ever popular Malaysian Chinese New Year Supperclub is back for 2016! For one night only, we are hosting an intimate supperclub at an elegant private home in Oxford Circus.
On the menu is the ever popular and most requested New Year Salad “Yee Sang” (or sometimes called Loh Hei) . This is the interactive salad where everyone has to get involved in tossing the salad while shouting out auspicious things. The meal will be 8 courses of Malaysian and auspicious Chinese dishes featuring prawns, fish and possible some rendang too.
Venue: A private home near Oxford Circus
Date: Friday 19 Feb 2016 and Saturday 20 Feb 2016
Tickets: £38 (Very limited seats, so book early)
To Book, please email bookings [at] MalaysianByMay.com
The Year of the Fire Monkey 2016
8 Feb was the first day of the Year of the Fire Monkey. In Malaysia, we celebrate Chinese New Year for 15 days. As per tradition, homes are cleaned before the new year (cleaning during the new year is bad luck) and new brightly coloured furnishing are bought. Everyone gets new clothes and shoes too. On the first 3 days, Malaysian will visit family and friends at “open houses” where there is free flowing food and drink all day. Kids and unmarried youngsters are given Red packets filled with money for luck. It was always a great game to compare our Ang Pow stash at the end of the day. Inevitably, we will end up at a friend’s home where there is a mahjong or card game on.
Chap Goh Meh – the Hokkien New Year celebration
In the Hokkien communities in pockets around KL, Penang and other states, the 15th is the most important day. They call it Chap Goh Meh (literally, the 15th night). Besides celebrating the end of the New Year celebrations, it also has a romantic backdrop. In the olden days, this was the day that unwed girls were allowed out of their home. With their chaperones, they will dress up in all their finery and stroll through town. These girls will bring along mandarins to throw into the river in the hope of finding tru love. Today, this has been turned into a competition where boys in boats will compete to collect as many of the mandarins as possible. You can see this along the Esplanade in Penang.
About our Malaysian Supperclubs
At our supperclubs, we like to take everyone on a taste journey and introduce them to Malaysia’s varied fusion cuisine and flavours. From Nyonya food to familiar Malay curries like Beef Rendang to Indian Muslim Mamak dishes and Malaysian Street Food like laksa.
This Malaysian Supperclub in London Hosted by May of Malaysian by May, who hosts Malaysian Supperclubs and Pop Ups at venues around London including a Popup at Oliver Peyton’s National Gallery Cafe recently. You can come in a group or by yourself as our communal table settings are very friendly.
Book Now by emailing us at bookings [at] malaysianbymay.com
Testimonial: Here is what one our supperclubbers had to say about our events:
“We had such an incredible time at May’s supper club – wonderful food in such a wonderful atmosphere. It really added to the evening having May explain the history of Malaysian cuisine so we knew why we were eating what we were eating. I cannot fault the evening, May and her team went above and beyond to produce some really exciting dishes – we didn’t want to leave! We will most definitely be returning soon. Thank you May. Dawn ”
Note: We are also available for private parties too, drop us an email for more details.