Our upcoming Narrative Provisions boxes were created to honor Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month. Featuring delicious ingredients and recipes from Sonoko Sakai, Julie and Keegan Fong of Woon Kitchen and Sandy Ho of Sandita’s, this menu is a small snapshot of the enriching contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have made and continue to make to our community food narrative – past, present and future.
Order Deadline: 5p, Monday, May 17th
- Sandita’s Pork & Kimchi Dumpling Kit
- Japanese Tofu Curry with Rice
- Lazy Noodle Stir Fry with Woon Noodles, Garden of Veggies & Llano Seco Ground Pork
- Soy & Ginger Lost Coast Beef with Coconut Rice
- Garden of Salad with Peanut Dressing
Sandita’s Pork & Kimchi Dumpling Kit (Large Omnivore Only) What started out as a backyard dinner series founded by Sandy Ho became a delicious way to share food and story by way of dumplings. Sandita’s donates a portion of their proceeds to the Center for the Pacific Asian Family – an organization that builds healthy and safe spaces within the Asian and Pacific Islander communities against domestic violence and sexual assault. They are committed to providing resources and services that meet specific cultural and language needs to support women and families in API communities. (Sandita’s Vegetarian Dumpling Kits are available HERE.)
Woon Kitchen’s Chewy Noodles – Woon began as a family run pop-up born from a desire to share their mother’s (Mama Fong) original Chinese comfort food. They offer a simple menu influenced by Shanghainese and Cantonese recipes. Their first brick and mortar space is located in Historic Filipinotown. Read the recent article “Woon’s Mother-Son Team on Facing Cancer, COVID-19, and Asian Hate” about Julie and Keenan Fong HERE.
Sonoko’s Curry Powder + Note from Sonoko “I couldn’t find anything in the market that was simple, healthy, and environmentally conscious, so I started working on my own curry spice blend. The earliest version of this curry powder appeared in my cookbook, Japanese Home Cooking. Since then it’s been put to the test over and over again, then carefully adjusted in the search for a perfect balance of warmth, earthiness, umami, heat, and sweetness…May it fill your kitchens with the nostalgic, mouth-watering aroma it fills mine with.” (While Sonoko’s curry powder is included in our Narrative Provisions boxes, you can make your own curry brick with her kit found HERE.)
- Lost Coast Beef Kebab
- Llano Seco Ground Pork
- Alexandre Family Farms Certified Regenerative Eggs
- Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- Jasmine Rice
- Coconut Milk
- Hodo Tofu
- Locally sourced produce for the above recipes and more!
Large Omnivore Narrative Provisions boxes for all five featured recipes
Large Vegetarian Narrative Provisions boxes for Japanese Tofu Curry with Rice, Lazy Noodle Stir Fry with Woon Noddles & Garden of Veggies, and Garden of Salad with Peanut Dressing
Small Omnivore Narrative Provisions boxes for Soy & Ginger Beef Satay with Coconut Rice and Garden of Salad with Peanut Dressing
Small Vegetarian Narrative Provisions box for Japanese Tofu Curry and Garden of Salad with Peanut Dressing
Our Narrative Provisions boxes are filled with pasture-raised meat & eggs, curated pantry items, and local produce to make our featured recipes, but you’ll need to check your pantry for a few items. For our upcoming AAPI Heritage Narrative Provisions box, check your pantry for: butter or ghee, coconut oil, chicken stock, honey, soy sauce, and coriander.
In Our Community
Three dollars from every Narrative Provisions box will be donated to API Forward Movement – an organization that ensures APIs are served and represented in efforts to address a range of community health and environmental justice issues. We learned about them from our friend Jess Wang (she curated this year’s Lunar New Year Narrative Provisions boxes) who is supporting them with her upcoming Community Cultures: Citrus Surplus Situation workshop on May 22nd.
We encourage you to learn more about Forward API and CPAF’s mission and ways to support their incredible organizations! If you have the means to do so please consider donating directly to them.