Chicago’s Sunda New Asian Restaurant Celebrates Native Asian American Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

CHICAGO (WLS) – Sunda New Asian is celebrating Asian American Indian, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May with special menu items that can be enjoyed in the venue to eat, the large patio or by delivery.

Sunda New Asian is an award-winning restaurant concept offering elevated Southeast Asian food and beverage experiences, founded by serial entrepreneur, restaurateur and TV personality Billy Dec, whose Filipino roots are the original of the Sunda brand vision.

The menu offers:

– Vietnam: “Chao Tom” Grilled Sugar Cane Shrimp – shrimp mousse, sugar cane, rice noodles, lettuce, fresh herbs, nuoc cham

Japan: “Gomae Maki” – shrimp tempura, spinach, asparagus, cucumber, striped chili oil, sesame soy

Philippines: Cebu Lechon – roast pork with lemongrass, foie gras jus

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China: Dan Dan Noodles – Spicy Sichuan beef, bamboo shoots, watercress, radish, wheat noodles

Thailand: Mango Sticky Rice – sweet rice pudding, champagne mangoes, coconut milk

May Sushi Rolling Classes are available next Saturday and Saturday, May 28 from 4-5:30 p.m. Tickets are $55/person.

During the class, guests will learn the ancient art of making sushi and maki using seaweed wraps, sticky rice, spicy tuna and more. Sunda New Asian’s award-winning team of chefs offer personal instruction in the delicate creation of this traditional dish.

This 90-minute class is perfect for celebrating AANHPI month, a date, weekend getaways, or a girls’ night out. Guests will prepare three rolls: a sushi roll, a hand roll and a choice of an additional sushi or hand roll. Customers can also enhance their experience with add-ons like wok shishito peppers, spicy edamame, seaweed salad, crispy Brussels sprouts, tiger prawn tempura, miso cauliflower, lemongrass beef or lumpia.

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