Online cooking event celebrates distinct Chinese-Canadian recipes

Tuesday, August 29 | 5 p.m.−6 p.m.

Surrey, BC – Surrey Art Gallery is pleased to announce Soba’s Corner: A Chinese-Canadian Cooking Show, an online event with Joni Cheung also known as Snack Witch on Tuesday, August 29 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Invisible Fish exhibiting artist Cheung will share a recipe from their work Soba’s Corner.  Through Zoom, participants will spend an hour cooking together and learning from Cheung as they share the background of select Chinese-Canadian dishes and how food is shaped by migration.

Cheung says, “I am excited to see everyone virtually for a chill evening of wrapping doughy babies, while chatting about what they think peanut butter dumplings are and what they could be(come.)”

An ongoing YouTube-style cooking show which started during 2020, Soba’s Corner unpacks distinct Chinese-Canadian dishes from specific provinces, like Montréal-style peanut butter dumplings and Alberta ginger beef.

Please register with for this online Zoom workshop and to receive the recipe for peanut butter dumplings.

If you have any access needs in relation to this online event, please reach out to If you need ASL interpretation, please provide us with two weeks advance notice.

About the artist

Joni Cheung aka Snack witch is a grateful, uninvited guest born on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō, and səlilwətaɬ peoples. They are a Certified Sculpture Witch with an MFA from Concordia University (2023). She holds a BFA with Distinction in Visual Art (2018) from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. As a wicked #magicalgirl who eats art and makes snacks, she has exhibited and curated shows off and online across Turtle Island. Currently, they are based on the stolen lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka peoples.