The mother-daughter team that makes up Toli Moli, Jocelyn Law-Yone and Simone Jacobson, are having another pop-up restaurant event, this time in Columbia Heights at Thip Khao (3462 14th Street NW) on Tuesday, March 29th, from 3:00pm – 10:00 pm. Their authentic layered dessert falooda drinks were met with a lot of love when they did a pop-up at Eat's Place back in January.
Now, they are looking to "sweeten snack time with the introduction of Burmese tea leaf salad and two new falooda flavors: Cherry Blossom and Bourbon-Cassis."
According to Toli Moli, the Cherry Blossom dessert drink is "layered with mint-apple jellies, apples soaked in homemade cherry syrup, basil seeds, vermicelli noodle pudding and is topped with vanilla ice cream. This unique taste of Spring is pale pink in color, akin to the flowers in full bloom, complete with green 'leaves' of gelatin that add a refreshing burst of sweetness to the falooda."
Seriously yum. Be sure to check them out -- your taste buds will thank you.
Related: Toli Moli Burmese dessert concept pops-up at EatsPlace (Jan 10, 2016)
Here's their press release:
TOLI MOLI BRINGS A SOUTHEAST ASIAN TWIST TO CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON AT THIP KHAO IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON MARCH 29
WHAT: Toli Moli Takeover: A Burmese Tea and Snack Time Pop-Up
WHERE: Thip Khao, 3462 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
WHEN: March 29, 2016, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
COST: Free Entry, $2.25 - $12 price range
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., the mother-daughter duo behind Toli Moli, Jocelyn Law-Yone and Simone Jacobson, are bringing falooda and Anglo-Burmese snacks to Thip Khao, home of the Lao food movement in D.C.
After Toli Moli introduced nearly 1,000 eaters in D.C. to falooda, the family-owned business continues its mission to sweeten snack time with the introduction of Burmese tea leaf salad and two new falooda flavors: Cherry Blossom and Bourbon-Cassis. The Cherry Blossom dessert drink is layered with mint-apple jellies, apples soaked in homemade cherry syrup, basil seeds, vermicelli noodle pudding and is topped with vanilla ice cream. This unique taste of Spring is pale pink in color, akin to the flowers in full bloom, complete with green "leaves" of gelatin that add a refreshing burst of sweetness to the falooda.
The Bourbon-Cassis flavor features a standout pairing of orange zest-Crème de Cassis jellies, basil seeds, noodle pudding and a hefty serving of vanilla ice cream. Its varied textures add increasing depth to the sipping experience for both bourbon and dessert aficionados alike.
During this one-day preview of Toli Moli's expanded menu offerings, diners can expect to sample falooda flights, two new falooda flavors, Burmese tea, locally roasted Gold Cup Coffee, and a sampling of bite-sized treats reminiscent of Chef JoJo's childhood in Burma. Falooda flavors range from the "light and decadent" (BYT) Royal Falooda to a vegan option, the Mango Mogul, and the Black Eye Falooda, which features cold brew coffee jellies made from Gold Cup Coffee, topped with an oat-coffee grind crumble.
"The most amazing thing for me so far has been the community response," says Chef JoJo, Toli Moli's co-founder and chef. "People keep telling us it reminds them of home. The diaspora of falooda lovers is truly diverse. We're amazed to see falooda bring different types of people together around snack time."
Toli Moli’s falooda will range in price from $7.99 - $11.99 with a flight of three faloodas available for $9.99 (+$2 for the boozy option). A free cup of Burmese tea or Gold Cup Coffee will be offered with the purchase of a snack tray and falooda. Coffee and tea prices vary: $2.25 - $3.50. All items will be available until sold out on a first come, first served basis. No RSVP required. Thip Khao is typically closed Tuesdays, so they will not serve any Lao cuisine March 29.
For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 202-222-5176.
Toli Moli is a family-owned business on a mission to sweeten snack time. Co-founded by a mother-daughter duo in Washington, D.C., Toli Moli is pioneering a unique, layered dessert drink in the style of falooda. A longstanding popular street snack throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East, Toli Moli’s falooda elevates this beloved treat by stacking the “shakes” with superfoods and natural ingredients.
Jocelyn Law-Yone a.k.a. Chef JoJo is a teacher, student, artist and traveler who swims with sharks. A lifelong creative, Chef JoJo grew up in Rangoon, Burma. Her entrepreneurial daughter, Simone Jacobson, is a restaurant manager, performing artist and community organizer with a strong passion for empowering women, Asian Americans and the arts. Together, they strive to bring falooda--the favorite dessert drink of Chef JoJo’s youth--and other Burmese snacks to the widest possible audience.
Gold Cup Coffee is a specialty coffee company that delivers freshly roasted coffee and bottled cold brews via mail order subscription. Gold Cup sources beans direct from farmers worldwide to consistently provide a wide range of offerings. Roasting and operating in Washington, D.C., they deliver coffee fast and fresh nationwide direct to consumers (free shipping in DC, MD and VA). Gold Cup will officially launch subscriptions April 1, 2016 at www.goldcupbeans.com.