The “Rangoon Sisters Supper Club” started in 2013, quite simply by chance. While attending a local supper club, we were inspired by the idea of hosting a culinary event of our own. Relishing the opportunity for a challenge, we decided to create a Burmese inspired supper club. Our first evening turned out to be a great success and despite the hard work involved, the energy from the kitchen and from meeting our guests was electrifying. Since then, our events have grown from strength to strength with seats selling out quicker than we ever imagined. In July 2020, the success of our supper clubs culminated in the publishing of our very own cookbook, (pictured below with Emily in Paris) which was shortlisted for Fortnum and Mason's Best Debut Cookbook. 

We felt inspired to tap into the success of our supper clubs for a worthy cause. Our Dad was in the very best care while being looked after by St Raphael’s Hospice. We wanted to give back where we could and it felt like a great idea to host an event that would raise funds for this brilliant charity. In honour of the Hospice and our dad, we held two sittings that catered for around 90 people. Our good friends joined as volunteers on the night and it was truly special evening. We also hosted a raffle during the evening for additional charity support. It is a wonderful feeling to have raised over £4,000 for the Hospice.

We continue to hold supper clubs every few months, run online cooking classes, write recipes for various publications and have even appeared on Saturday Morning TV. These experiences have been fulfilling and a fun diversion from our day jobs. As medical doctors by day, our dad was a bit sceptical at first thinking that a new supper club venture may be “biting off more than we could chew” – but soon enough, he was by our side chopping cabbages, slicing limes and cheering us on. He was extremely excited and proud of us when we signed our cookbook deal. We would have loved for him to have seen our book become a reality.

By hosting this fundraising event (picture, left), we are thankful to have been able to contribute in a small way to St Raphael’s continuing work in our father’s honour. Having seen a lot of death in our medical careers, it has provided us with huge comfort and gratitude knowing that our dad's final hours were peaceful. He was expertly looked after in such a thoughtful, caring and calm way, as we all were, by St Raphael's Hospice.

Emily and Amy Chung

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