Henry Hsu, Oramasama Dumplings
Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:15 pm
Stop by the Foodwise Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Henry Hsu is a captivating food story teller and a passionate ambassador of Taiwan foods. Henry enthusiastically expresses his Taiwanese heritage through cooking, teaching, and sharing his story growing up Taiwanese in America. With a Gulf Coast upbringing, Midwestern education and years of living in Latin America, his Taiwan food heritage has been the cornerstone in all phases of his life – from immigration to assimilation to seeking his personal cultural identity. A former public health advocate, Henry is a trained architect & designer and currently dumpling maker extraordinaire. Henry teaches dumpling making classes around the Bay and occasionally hosts his “always sold-out” Taiwanese pop-up dinners. Henry most recently worked at Oakland tofu maker, Hodo Foods, where he inspired many chefs across the country to put tofu on their menu. Henry shared his infectious love for food by leading food tours with Edible Excursions, and volunteered with the Green Gulch Farms for many years at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Besides dumpling making, Henry’s known for his Northern Californian interpretation of the national dish of Taiwan, Beef Noodle Soup. Obsessive in using locally grown, responsibly, and deliciously sourced ingredients, his food shows off his Taiwanese roots but proudly bridges in all things Bay Area. Follow him at @oramasamadumplings on IG to see where he might be popping up near you!
All demos take place in the Foodwise Classroom (under the tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.