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Raw Organic, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Vegan Thai Cooking at Surfas!

Yam's Nest with Wok Stir Fried Bok Choy

Pad Thai and Fried Crispy Noodles

Ginger Ice Cream Almond Milk

Raw Star Cafe in Santa Monica

Dear members,

The instructor who's originally scheduled to teach got sick and notified me he wouldn't be able to teach unfortunately. I needed to find someone else quickly. I was so fortunate to find someone thanks to many friends' help and retained another great chef for the class.

His name is Bryan Au, who's known for his amazing raw vegan food and he has an iphone app called "Eco Chef" ($2) He's published "Raw Star Recipe Book" which won #1 best vegan cookbook 2012 by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

He's born and raised in LA with Vietnamese background, started to cook vegetarian food at an early age of 12, became vegan at 27, and organic vegan at 29 and ever since he's been cooking and teaching passionately. He travels around the world, been to Japan to teach too) I had a chance to meet him recently and was inspired a lot by his love of raw vegan food and passion to cook and teach, which is also shared by me and my other past and upcoming secret instructors! lol

He just opened "Raw Star Cafe' in Santa Monica and will teach us three different dishes:

1) Yam's Nest with Wok Stir Fried Bok Choy

Yams, bok choy, goji berry, celery, dandelion greens, salad mix, balsamic vinegar, ginger

2) Pad Thai and Fried Crispy Noodles

kelp noodles, roma tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, mung bean, coconut amino, almonds

3) Ginger Ice Cream Almond Milk and Banana Coconut Cake with Fudge Frosting

ginger, almonds, water, cinnamon, coconut nectar, banana, coconut, carob

The class starts at 2:30pm as scheduled and around 4:30pm we start eating the food, and 5pm we need to start cleaning up to get out by 5:30pm. I've hired the helper/cleaner, but hope you can lend a hand for cleaning up if you can.

To attend, please make a prepayment of $40. It's half demo, half hands-on.

Sorry for the last-minute instructor/menu change, but I bet you'll love it and I know it's going to be sooooo much fun!! See you soon,


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Sally for the update.
    See you later.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    March 11, 2013

  • Sarah B.

    I will be in NY that weekend, I am so sorry I'll miss this, it looks wonderful. I've always wanted to learn to cook Thai cuisine.

    March 10, 2013

  • Philip S.

    Picking up my mother at the airport that day!

    February 17, 2013

  • Carol

    Oh no! I am so bummed I have tickets for a play that afternoon, I really want to go to this :-( I know others that might too, I will post on FB

    January 18, 2013

  • liz

    can't wait for this, looks wonderful, thank you, sally!

    January 18, 2013

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  • Sally
    Accidental Matchmaker/Liaison, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • liz +2
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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