Finalists for #OfftheMenuAsianAmerica Recipe Contest

Spicy noodles with fried egg, bacon & kimchi topped with perilla leaves by @futondesk

Wow, we were floored by the quality of recipes and photos submitted to our #OfftheMenuAsianAmerica recipe contest! So many of you shared original recipes and great stories about family and what inspired you to cook. It was a hard decision, but we managed to select nine finalists.

The final nine will be narrowed down to two winners by Off the Menu: Asian America director Grace Lee. Those two winners will receive a gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma and a gift certificate to Umami Mart.

Popular Vote!

A third winner will be selected by popular vote, and there’s still time to vote! Check out the Instagram photos here, and place your vote by liking your favorite dish(es)! The popular vote winner receives a gift certificate to Umami Mart, plus gear from MA’O Organic Farms and Banyan Foods! Voting ends this Sunday, December 6 at midnight, EST.

We will announce all winners on Monday, December 7, 2015.

PBS Premiere!

Don’t forget to tune in or set your DVR to watch the PBS premiere of Off the Menu: Asian America, starting December 8, 2015! Check local listing for exact schedules.


#General Tso’s Meatball Subs with Cilantro Lime Slaw #OfftheMenuAsianAmerican A photo posted by Carmell (@carmelldc) on

Cure for a cold day. #TurkeyJook #AsianAmericanThanksgiving #OffTheMenuAsianAmerica A photo posted by Valerie Soe (@valeriesoe) on

Deep-fried sushi on a stick.
Deep-fried sushi on a stick by @shesanightowl