Although February was a short month, we happily packed a lot in! We celebrated the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog, all month by donating 10% of sales from our seven La Rou creations to the Animal Rescue League’s Boston Animal Rescue Collaborative (BARC) organization. We’re happy to report that we raised $711.9 to help support BARC’s mission of developing Boston’s new generation of dedicated animal rights advocates as well as supporting animal rescue nonprofits in Cambridge, Boston and Somerville.

We know all of the pups in our SHK family, including Sumiao’s Huckabee, are proud we were able to help out their friends!

March is going to be an equally busy month filled with delicious comfort, ginger-laced cocktails and special events. Now, without further ado…

A Pinch of Ginger

We’re gearing up to participate in the distinguished “A Taste of Ginger” event hosted by Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) in April. A cause close to our hearts, the AADI at Joslin works to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes for Asian Americans living with diabetes and collaborates with Joslin as they work to find a cure.

In anticipation of the event, we’d like to first invite you to join us for a one-time Sunday brunch event dubbed “A Pinch of Ginger” on March 25 from 11:30am-2:00pm. This event-with-a-cause will serve as an exclusive preview to bring together friends, neighbors, Boston-area foodies and medical communities alike to enjoy dozens of creative “diabetes-friendly” brunch dishes, ginger-themed cocktails, live entertainment and more.

Joining forces with us for this buffet-style brunch will be owner Sumiao Chen’s other restaurant, Fengshui, as well as China Pearl and BLR by Shojo under the leadership of Brian Moy, whose family will be honored at this year’s “A Taste of Ginger” event.

Proceeds from both Sumiao’s “A Pinch of Ginger” and Joslin’s “A Taste of Ginger” will benefit the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin Diabetes Center.

Tickets cost $35 per person and can be purchased online or in-person on a first come, first serve basis. To purchase tickets or to find out more information, please visit this link.

We hope to see you there!



This month, we’re tapping some of the world’s most ancient spirits and spices for our two new specialty cocktails. In March, our drink masters will infuse ginger into modern interpretations of classic libations while incorporating secret Chinese twists to delight your palates. Our “ginger” theme is inspired by our dedicated support of Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI).


Available for only $5 in March, the Hong-Kong Mule puts baijiu in the spotlight. With its billion-strong fan base in China making it the best-selling liquor in the world, baijiu is little understood in the Western world making this a must-try cocktail for the spirits enthusiast. Our Hong-Kong Mule marries HKB Hong-Kong baijiu and hibiscus liqueur that is topped off with ginger beer and a splash of fresh lime, garnished with fresh mint springs and a lime wedge.


While some say secrets are no fun, this might change your mind. We’re letting our exclusive SHK club in on some classified information: the reveal of our secret cocktail menu. Available by request only for our most loyal customers, one of the standouts includes The Emperor created with muddled fresh ginger and lime, Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal, Don Julio tequila, Crème Yvette, hibiscus liqueur, agave nectar and lime reduction that is delicately garnished with a mint leaf.



It is our first “Dine Out Boston” and we will be dishing out a customizable three-course dinner menu from March 18-23 and March 25-30 for only $38. This is a great time to experiment with our vast menu to help determine your new Hunanese favorites! Check out our menu here.



Through April, we are offering 10% off pickup orders exclusively. Whether you just need a night off from cooking, want a quick and healthful lunch while grinding out some annual reports or to take the guesswork out of hosting a party at home, we have you covered. Order online or by calling (617) 945-0907.

If it’s a snowy March, let Sumiao Hunan Kitchen come to you via Caviar, DoorDash and GrubHub.