Recipes Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


May 13, 2024


May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage (AAPI) Month which pays tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush expanded it from a week to a month-long observance. helps to explain that AAPI Heritage Month celebrates the unique journey of all AAPI immigrants and citizens in the United States and their unique life experiences, traditions and cultures.


Celebrating AAPI Month aims to educate about the rich ethnic and cultural diversity among Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the United States. There are many festivals, government events, and community celebrations held across the country to commemorate the contributions of people from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Traditional foods, music, dance, art, and cultural exhibits are highlighted during the month's activities.


We couldn't help but join in honoring AAPI Month with some of our most popular Asian recipes.

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Food plays a major role in celebrating the diversity within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities during this cultural heritage month. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated with food in so many wonderful ways.


Food festivals and night markets are popular events during the month, allowing people to sample a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander cuisines. Restaurants, bakeries, and food trucks owned by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders may offer special menu items or promotional dishes highlighting different cultures. Cooking classes, demonstrations, and food tours are organized to teach about the ingredients, techniques, and customs surrounding Asian and Pacific Islander foods. Potluck gatherings allow community members to share and enjoy traditional homemade dishes from their respective cultures. Food vendors at outdoor festivals sell foods like Chinese dumplings, Japanese ramen, Korean BBQ, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, Filipino lumpia spring rolls, and Hawaiian plate lunches. Grocery stores showcase Asian and Pacific Islander ingredients and foods with special displays and promotions. Family-run restaurants pass down recipes and food traditions to younger generations to preserve their cultural heritage. Asian American and Pacific Islander chefs, both established and up-and-coming, get recognition through special dining events and features.AAPI Recipes

We have more than 30 authentic, AAPI-inspired recipes on our website that can be easily found HERE. We know our mouths were watering writing this, so we hope you love these recipes as much as we do! Be sure to shop our Organic Rice Noodles to make these recipes ASAP.

Happy AAPI Month!

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Product used in the blog

Organic Traditional Pad Thai Rice Noodles

Organic Buckwheat & Brown Soba Rice Noodles

Organic Brown Udon Rice Noodles