THIS YEAR IS IT! EVERY 60 YEARS ROBBIE BURNS DAY AND LUNAR NEW YEAR FALL ON THE SAME DAY! IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE EVERY 60 YEARS!
JOIN US for this cosmic countdown to start off your year! And enjoy an evening of intercultural fusion at Gung Haggis 2020 with food, music, readings, and scotch!
This year’s schedule of events include:
- A dinner menu, with the now world-renowned haggis wonton
- More readings, more music, and more fun!
- A sneak peak of the menu from previous Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinners
About Gung Haggis:
It was 1998 and as the Chinese Lunar New Year fell only two days away from Robbie Burns Day, which is always January 25, Todd decided to celebrate the Scottish Bard’s birthday along with the Lunar New Year. “Gung Haggis Fat Choy!” said Wong, “I can celebrate two cultures at the same time.” And thus was born the Vancouver cultural premiere that culinary and media personalities have come to celebrate this cultural mashup that features deep-fried haggis wontons, haggis dim sum, and haggis lettuce wrap with a glass of scotch each year.
Gung Haggis Fat Choy started out as a small fundraiser of 16 people in 1998 in a crowded living room. Twenty years later it serves dinner at the biggest Chinese Restaurant in North America, and has spun off a CBC television performance special, and the SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy Canadian Games.
“Gung Haggis Fat Choy is the ultimate fusion feast.” – Georgia Straight
“Haggis wontons? Robbie Burns Night meets Chinese New Year.” – Globe & Mail
“Gung Haggis Fat Choy: This Canadian Celebration Combines Robert Burns Night and Chinese New Year.” – Smithsonian
“Haggis and Chow Mein Collide at Seattle’s Gung Haggis Fat Choy.” – Vice
“Hold the sheep’s stomach lining.” – MacLean’s Magazine
For more information, visit https://www.gunghaggis.com/.