Burmese Dessert Pop-Up, Toli Moli, coming to EatsPlace Jan. 30th

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3607 Georgia Avenue, NW courtesy EatsPlace

From a press release:

“WHAT: Hello, Toli Moli! A Burmese Dessert Pop-Up
WHERE: EatsPlace, 3607 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
WHEN: January 30, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
COST: Free Entry, $7-9 per serving

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Jocelyn Law-Yone and her daughter, Simone Jacobson, will introduce Toli Moli, their unique Burmese dessert concept, at the food incubator and restaurant accelerator EatsPlace.

During this one-time special event and company launch, Washingtonians will be the first to taste Toli Moli’s three distinct flavors of falooda, a layered dessert drink popular throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from the many variations of this beloved street snack, Toli Moli’s novelty faloodas are stacked with superfoods and use primarily natural ingredients. After a year of experimenting to create her own falooda with the best possible ingredients, Chef JoJo (Law-Yone) will debut a limited menu at the Toli Moli launch, including mango, coffee and pomegranate flavors of falooda “shakes”, reminiscent of the sweetest bites of her childhood in Burma.

Growing up in Rangoon, Burma during a robust era, Chef JoJo learned at an early age that quality food is an essential ingredient for good dinner conversations. As a child, she often followed her relatives to the market and watched how they used fresh ingredients to create fragrant and delicious meals from scratch. Remembering her falooda days in Rangoon fondly, Chef JoJo hopes her own version will be enjoyed anytime people seek to create new memories with their own family and friends here in Washington, D.C.

“Guests at my family’s dinner table in Rangoon were from all parts of the globe and our kitchen was always bustling to meet their culinary needs,” said Law-Yone, Toli Moli co-founder and culinary entrepreneur. “But no matter how animated the conversation was or how full our guests were, if ever there was a mention of a trip to the falooda shop, there would be a scramble to pile into cars to get that sweet treat.”

Toli Moli’s falooda will range in price from $7 – $9 and will be available until sold out on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, the first 50 guests who RSVP via the Eventbrite link (http://www.hellotolimoli.eventbrite.com/) will also receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.”

3 Comment

  • I’ve heard great things about this place! I will need to check it out soon.

  • Anyone know if there are milk-free options for the lactose intolerant?

    • There’s no indication in the above that the falooda “shakes” actually contain dairy. Considering that milk hasn’t historically been a part of East Asian or Southeast Asian cuisine (and that many Asians are lactose-intolerant), it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the “shakes” were dairy-free — especially since they put the term in quotation marks.

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