‘Off the Menu’ Contest: Share Your Favorite Asian American Recipe

Family. Culture. Faith. Community. Off the Menu: Asian America explores the evolving meaning of food in our communities, from the kitchens and factories to temples and farms that make up Asian Pacific America.

We want to hear about your signature Asian American dish and what it means to you. Submit your original Asian American recipe to the Center for Asian American Media for a chance to win $100 gift certificates to Williams-Sonoma or Umami Mart. The popular vote winner receives $50 to Umami Mart, plus Banyan Foods and MA’O Organic Farms gear.

Does a certain dish remind you of your grandma? Of your home country or of a family holiday? Have you adapted a traditional recipe to reflect your current tastes? We want to hear from as many cooks across the country, with your delicious take on an Asian or Asian-inspired dish.

Your recipe does not have to be traditional. As Fung Tu Chef Jonathan Wu says in Off the Menu, it’s the “authenticity of spirit” that counts.

How to enter:

• Fill out the contest form
• Post your photo on Instagram with the title of your dish and #OfftheMenuAsianAmerica

The recipe must be original or an original adaptation. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Three winners will be selected. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma and their recipe will be published on the Off the Menu website. The second prize winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Umami Mart, which sells curated Japanese cooking and barware. The final prize, decided by popular vote, will receive a $50 gift certificate to Umami Mart, a Banyan Foods t-shirt, and a MA’O Organic Farms t-shirt. The Grand Prize and second prize winners will be selected by Grace Lee, award-winning director of Off the Menu, and the CAAM communications staff. The photo with the most likes on Instagram will will the third prize. Winners will be announced on December 7, 2015.

Help us spread the word by sharing this with your foodie friends! There is plenty of room for cooks in this kitchen.

See Official Rules.