Springing Into a New Month

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Chef Zhang’s Monthly Recommendations

1. TOFU PUFF WITH BAMBOO SHOOT RING – red bell pepper, garlic, fermented black soybean seasoned soy sauce
2. IMPOSSIBLE BEEF OVER CHINESE DONUTS – ya cai, celery, bell pepper, soy sauce chili pepper
3. HUNAN STEAK TIP – white beech mushroom, bell pepper, black pepper, honey
4. MUSSEL WITH ASPARAGUS – garlic, red bell pepper, fermented black soybean, dark soy sauce, pickled pepper, oyster sauce
5. STREET STYLE MUSSEL – ginger, hot pepper, garlic, shiso, seasoned soy sauce

April Cocktails + More

Three cheers for three delicious cocktails this month!

1. Lychee Martini – vodka, lychee liqueur, lychee juice (left)
2. Saketini – gin, ginger reduction, sake float, ginger candy (right)
3. Strawberry Daiquiri – rum, Strawberry Sake, lime (below)
If you’re looking for beer, have no fear! Our beer flight offers a sampling of three local, craft beers.

National Chinese Language Day

April 20th is National Chinese Language Day and we want to give a shoutout to our hard-working team. It is because of each of our staff members that we are able to open the doors each day to serve our community. Fun fact: Sumiao is supported by a government grant to offer employees free English classes. Every afternoon, a teacher comes to the restaurant (or via zoom during the pandemic) to teach. We’ve been doing this for three years now and even some of our English-speaking employees are learning Chinese. It’s great to see our employees correctly pronouncing our Chinese dishes and practicing with their coworkers.

National Tea Day
April 21st

Right after National Chinese Day comes National Tea Day on April 21st. Drinking tea is an ancient practice in China. Scholars believe people in the Yunnan Province in south China were the first to drink tea, which they considered a form of medicine. Once people started sipping brewed tea leaves, the practice spread across China and eventually across all of Asia. Today, 60 countries including the United States grow tea.

To celebrate National Tea Day on April 21st, consider sipping on one of our many teas from Numi and Tea Forte. We love the Green Mango Peach for a sweet pick-me-up and the Citrus Mint for something perfect for Spring.

National Garlic Day
April 21st

Here at Sumiao, we love using garlic in many of our dishes. Here are a few of our favorites:
Garlic Calamari
Garlic-Flavored Okra
Stir-Fried Lotus Root
Jade Green Celtuce

Live Music at Sumiao

Each Wednesday and Thursday, from 6-9pm, we host live music at our restaurant. This year we’re welcoming new talent. Read on to learn more about these new musicians.

Musician Highlight: Ivan Korn Trio

Ivan Korn Trio is an instrumental ensemble inspired by Latin and Blues traditions with an improvisational edge.

New Promo from Ricepo

We’re excited to be partnering with Ricepo for a fun promotion! When you spend $60 or more on delivery from Sumiao, you’ll get a brand new golden non-stick pan to cook with at home. Limited to 20 customers so order soon!