A take-out menu to celebrate turning 1!!

A take-out menu to celebrate turning 1!!

It was a year go this week I was sitting in my kitchen trying to hatch a perfect plan to start a new career doing something I’m passionate about – food! – while still giving me the flexibility to be a full-time mom when the kids get home. A friend said to me:”Just cook something, and invite a few friends around. We will tell you honestly whether there is a market for Shanghai homecooking.” So, I threw away the pen and paper, and picked up my knife and chopping board and started cooking. At the end of that lunch a week later, Shanghai Supper Club was born!! They gave me my first take-out orders based on that menu. So, to celebrate that life-changing lunch and a year of happy cooking, we are bringing you some of the favourites from last year’s take-out menus.

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The easiest dumpling to make

The easiest dumpling to make

For the second installment of our cooking lessons, we will be teaching you how to make the easiest dumplings there is: the Wonton. What you will make: Green pak choy and pork soup wontons Noodle salad with pepper and pork Vegetarian alternatives available What you will learn: The Chinese seasonings and their usage Basic knife skills How to wrap the perfect wonton Creating a stock for the soup Making the stuffing Cook the perfectly al dente noodle for the salad Stir-frying When and where: Wednesday 16 September, 11:00 – 14:00 in Marylebone Ticket price: £60 per person including lunch and Chinese tea Class information:  A small group of 6 people As hands-on (or off) as you like. You can make everything from start to finish or watch and sip tea while we show you how it is done. We aim to have plenty of leftovers for you to take home. To book, please email us for booking... read more
Mid-Autumn Festival: a supermoon, an immortal and lots of mooncakes!

Mid-Autumn Festival: a supermoon, an immortal and lots of mooncakes!

On the 27th September, Chinese people around the world will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 which is the second most important festival in the whole year.  It celebrates family gathering and reunion, thanksgiving for a good harvest (due to China’s agrarian roots) and affords people a celestially auspicious window to pray for material or spiritual blessings (with increasing fervency in modern times!). On the night, family members return home to have a big reunion meal. Mooncakes of various sweet and savoury fillings are given as gifts to friends and families leading up to the festival, as the round shape signifies completeness and unity in Chinese culture.  After the dinner, everyone would sit around to admire the bright moon, sip tea and enjoy the stacks of mooncake they surely would have accumulated by then. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar as the Chinese believe the moon appears the biggest on this date.  In a highly unusual culmination of events in the cosmos, there will be a supermoon and a lunar eclipse at the same time during the festival this year.  A supermoon happens when the moon reaches its peak while it is at the closest possible distance to the earth, making the moon’s diameter look up to 14 per cent bigger, according to Nasa. This September’s supermoon will also coincide with a lunar eclipse, making it a supermoon lunar eclipse – an event which has happened just five times since 1910. The last time the two events converged was in 1982 and the next time will be 2033.  However,... read more

Welcome to Shanghai Supper Club!

Based in Marylebone, Shanghai Supper Club offers Shanghai homecooking and streetfood through its pop-up dinners, cookery classes, take-out service, catering and private events. We are committed to using the highest quality ingredients, sourcing them locally where possible, and making our own sauces and condiments. You can follow us @shanghaisupper #shanghaisupperclub.

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