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June is full of celebrations. From Dragon Boat Festival (June 3rd), to Father’s Day (June 19th), and several delicious food holidays, this month is jam-packed with fun. As we enter a new month, we’re already prepping for these two big days. Plus, our summer menu is coming! We can’t wait!

Dragon Boat Festival

Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival has been a local tradition in Cambridge since 1979. It has transformed old traditions into an exciting sporting and cultural event, right here on the Charles River. Arts and crafts, tasty food! We are so excited that the celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival is back on June 12th this year. SHK has supported this annual event and sponsored a number of boat teams from 2016-2019. We’re happy to be sponsoring the Wuhan team this year and making a donation to support the medical school and students from Sumiao’s second hometown Wuhan 武汉.

Celebrating Food Traditions at Sumiao

Sumiao is keeping the tradition of this multicultural festival by offering three flavors of zongzi as well as salted duck eggs and steamed bao to our guests. These are traditional celebratory foods for the Dragon Boat Festival:
● Red Bean Zongzi 豆沙甜粽
● Mushroom + Pork Zongzi 香菇肉粽
● Plain Black/White Rice Zongzi 黑白糯米粽
● Salted Duck Egg 红心咸鸭蛋
● Steamed Pork Bao 德园肉包
From June 2-4, we will be selling zongzi and salted duck eggs for pickup/delivery and for our dine-in guests. Quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Up next we’ve got Father’s Day. Celebrate dad with a meal at Sumiao or takeout to go, picnic style! Later this month we’ll share some of the favorite dishes and drinks from the fathers here at Sumiao.

New Summer Menu & June Foodie Holidays

We’re so excited that our summer menu is launching on May 30th. Let’s get a great start on a healthy, happy summer! Here’s a sneak peek at a couple IMPOSSIBLE® items:
1. Salt & Pepper Impossible Chicken Nuggets
2. Impossible Meatballs with Okra
Here are Chef Zhang’s recommendations to celebrate the foodie holidays this month:
● 6/3 National Egg Day – Check out our Green Pepper Mixed with Century Egg (3), Umami Shrimp Egg Tofu (4) , and Steamed Egg Tofu (5)
● 6/10 Herbs & Spice Day – Check out our Five Spice Braised Beef (6), BBQ Rib Festival (7), and Kung Fu Beef Brisket (8)

June Cocktail Recommendations

This month, we’re loving these refreshing fruity drinks that Brian recommended for the warmer weather:
● Blue Hawaii – Vodka, Coconut, Blue Curacao, Pineapple, Lime
● Singapore Sling – Gin, Pineapple, Lime, Grenadine, Orange Curacao, Benedictine Which one will you try first?
Don’t miss these two drink holidays this month:
● 6/12 National Rose Day – Sip on our Gaeta Rose for a refreshing treat
● 6/14 National Bourbon Day – Sip on our Sticky Rice Old Fashioned (Bourbon, Coconut Rum, Pu Erh Sticky Rice Tea, Angostura Bitters) or a Bourbon Flight

Enjoy Live Music and the Patio at Sumiao

Each Wednesday and Thursday, from 6-9pm, we host live music at our restaurant. Check out the schedule below and join us for a meal!

Looking for a relaxing, yet delicious way to spend your summer time? Come have an easy breezy meal on our beautiful patio!