Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
270 3rd Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Food, Social Good
Kendall Square’s Sumiao Hunan Kitchen (SHK) is gearing up for a pop-up Sunday brunch event dubbed “A Pinch of Ginger.” Now in its second year, the brunch will take place on March 3 and will unite the Boston-area foodie and medical communities while supporting Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI).
Sumiao Chen – the restaurateur behind Sumiao Hunan Kitchen – is a pharmaceutical researcher at Novartis by-day whose passion for food and science inspired her to get involved with Joslin’s signature spring fundraising event, “A Taste of Ginger.” This brunch will serve as a small preview to “A Taste of Ginger” happening in late-March at the Museum of Fine Arts which will feature cuisine from more than 30 restaurants, including Sumiao Hunan Kitchen.
Sumiao will showcase a buffet of nearly a dozen creative diabetes-friendly and signature Hunan-style dishes such as Lava Fish, Snow Pea Shrimp, Steamed Fish Dumplings, Pan-Seared Pork Wheat Bao and Scallion Flavored Brown Rice while brunch-goers enjoy live jazz entertainment. The SHK bar team will also be shaking up specialty ginger-themed cocktails, such as the moscato-based Ginger Spritz ($8).
Proceeds from Sumiao’s “A Pinch of Ginger” will benefit the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin Diabetes Center which 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.