Happy New Year!

2021 - We are SOOO ready!

After a rollercoaster of a year, we’re overjoyed to ring in the new year. We’ve held our heads high and kept our spirits positive, but we’re so ready for a fresh start. Who’s joining us for a celebration?

Celebrate the New Year with These Tasty Combos

We’re always happy to let people know that we are open 365 days a week, and that includes both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. While we do have to close indoor dining at 9:30, please join us for an evening cocktail on NYE or a celebration of 2021 on New Year’s Day. Here’s a taste of the two specials we’ll be serving on the two days.

  1. Merry Combo – Spicy Crunchy Cucumber, Avocado Meatballs, and Garlic Calamari
  2. Jolly Combo – Mala Duck, Chili Chicken, and Wood-Ear Mushrooms

Chef Zhang's Recommendations

This month, Chef Zhang wants you to try some of his current favorites and it’s quite a mix of flavors! Next time you’re in for a visit, feast upon one of his suggestions:

  1. Red Carrot Pot – oyster sauce, chicken broth, leeks, green pepper, lard, soy sauce, salt
  2. Angry Frog – duo jiao, shiso, mini red chili, garlic, scallion, cucumber, chili oyster sauce
  3. Grandma’s Pork with Dried White Pepper – pork, Shan Gan (firm tofu), dried white pepper, leek, garlic, soy sauce, red pepper
  4. Steamed Whole Tilapia – daily catch tilapia, your choice of topping: duojiao (spicy) or ginger-scallion (non spicy)

Fun Fact! Our Grandma’s Pork is a regular dish on our menu, but this month we have a fun twist with dried white pepper! You’re probably wondering how we get white peppers, and here’s how. Chili peppers start out green when they are unripe, then turn red as they ripen. But white chili peppers get their color simply from being bleached by the sun. In addition to the different white color, the flavor tends to be spicy, crisp, and refreshing.

National Gluten Free Day

The start of a new year often has us eating healthier or trying new dietary lifestyles. If you are currently gluten free or interested in experimenting with a gluten free diet, we have plenty of options for you. Here are a few of our seasonal dishes that can be made gluten free by request:

  1. Garlic Leaf Lettuce
  2. Hot & Sour Fish Belly
  3. Guanyin Tea Crispy Shrimp
  4. Jade Green Celtuce
  5. Sumiao Tofu Pot

Ringing in 2021 with New Cocktails

What better way to celebrate than with a cocktail…or two? We’ve got plenty to go around, so let’s toast to the New Year together. Starting for New Year’s Eve, all through January, meet us at Sumiao to enjoy: 

  1. 2021 Mulled Red Wine – Rioja, apple cider, cinnamon, clove, honey, star anise, orange
  2. New Year Mimosa – champagne, cranberry juice
  3. Misfit Manhattan – Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Rye Whiskey, Amaro
  4. Spiked Peanut Butter Cider – Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, hot apple cider, cinnamon stick

If you haven’t tried Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, you’re in for a really fun treat. It’s a touch sweet, but rich, with smooth flavors of peanut butter. We highly recommend trying one of our new cocktails that are made with it.

Not Ready for Indoor Dining? Order Drinks To-Go!

Whether you’re more comfortable doing takeout/delivery or you just want to hang out on the couch with Sumiao and a boozy beverage, we’re here for you! We have SO many drinks to choose from: beer, sake, baijiu, and wine! 

Don't Miss Our Gift Card Promotion

Looking for a gift for a friend, family, or coworker? Sumiao gift cards are the way to go! For every $100 spent on gift cards, we’ll give you a separate $10 gift card. Whether you give it to someone or keep for yourself, consider it a bonus thank you from us!

We very much appreciate your support by ordering via our website for takeout and delivery. These services cost significantly less in fees compared to the high commission from 3rd party apps. These savings help us keep our lights on and keep our amazing staff happy, healthy, and employed. Thanks again for helping us survive this challenging time!