November marks Diabetes Awareness Month and Kendall Square’s Sumiao Hunan Kitchen has teamed up with Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) to help bring attention to the impact of diabetes on millions of Asian Americans. All month, the team at Sumiao will be featuring a special menu with a collection of delicious, diabetes-friendly dishes, hand-selected by a certified Joslin nutritionist; additionally, the restaurant will be donating 10% of proceeds from its diabetes-friendly brown and black rice sales during the month of November to the AADI.
Standout Hunanese-style selections will include Spicy Crunchy Cucumber with sesame chili oil sauce ($8); Yellow River Fish swai filet, white beech mushroom, pickled cabbage and banana pepper ($26); Pan-Seared Egg Tofu with Japanese egg tofu, shrimp, peas and carrots ($18); Steamed Egg Tofu with egg topped with spicy minced pork ($15); Beef with Broccoli with carrot, garlic and kung pao sauce ($18); and, Steamed Whole Tilapia caught daily with choice of two toppings: duojiao (spicy) or ginger-scallion (non-spicy) ($36). In total, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen will offer 20 diabetes-friendly options.
One in two Asian Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes, despite having a lower average body mass index than the overall population of Americans. Originally from Hunan, China, Sumiao Chen has followed the diabetes epidemic closely through her experience as a scientist and former doctor, sparking a passion for raising awareness about the issue and promoting health conscious menu choices at her restaurant.
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