BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5759@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20180825T000000Z DTEND:20180825T000000Z DESCRIPTION:On Saturday\, August 25 at 1 p.m.\, the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) in Gardena will host a special hands-on cooking workshop to make saataa andaagii (often referred to as Okinawan dango). <strong>RSVP i s required due to limited space.</strong>\n\nSaataa andaagii - which liter ally means sugar and deep fried in the Okinawan language - can be found at Nikkei events across Los Angeles\, but the traditional methods of cooking these festival favorites (and its actual name) are not always used.\n\nTh ere are noticeable differences depending on how the saataa andaagii are pr epared. The OAA invites interested persons to learn one of the old-fashion ed Okinawan processes\, which not only emphasizes flavor\, shape\, and den sity\, but also how you mix the dry ingredients.\n\nOther important factor s include using your hands to scoop and drop the dough into the oil (inste ad of the more convenient ice cream scooper) and using a very precise temp erature. There is also the symbolic smile down the middle of each treat\, as saataa andaagii is meant to be eaten during celebrations.\n\nThe goal o f this and subsequent workshops is to preserve the traditional recipes and cooking methods for future generations. The event will conclude with a sh ort lecture and saataa andaagii tasting.\n<strong></strong>\n<strong>A lim ited number of participants can be accepted for the hands-on cooking porti on due to limited space\, so please purchase your ticket by August 20 (Mon day). </strong><a href="https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3582655" t arget="_blank">Register online (oaamensore.org/tickets.htm)</a> or through the OAA office (oaamensore@gmail.com\, 310-532-1929\; weekdays\, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).\n\nAdmission is $7 for adult OAA members\, $12 for the general public. To encourage families to attend\, admission is free for children a ges 10 and under and $5 for middle/high school students (parents must take proper safety precautions during the frying portion of the workshop).\n\n The OAA Center is located at 16500 South Western Avenue in Gardena (the ev ent will take place in the Yamauchi Building). The OAA is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization that is dedicated to preserving and promoting Okinawan culture. They host numerous events throughout the year including cultural lectures\,\n\nperformances\, social gatherings\, and senior-focused activ ities.\nThis workshop is being organized in coordination with the OAAs Oki nawan Bazaar (October 7)\, which is the only annual festival in Los Angele s that focuses on Okinawan culture. SUMMARY:Cooking Workshop: Saataa Andaagii (Okinawan Dango) URL:/en/events/2018/08/25/cooking-workshop-saataa-andaagii-okinawan-dango/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR