For this pop-up we're teaming up with the talented Ger Yang (Sous Chef from Zen Box) to bring you a menu that represents his story. Originally from La Crosse (WI), Ger started as sushi chef in Eau Claire, WI then eventually settling in MPLS working at Zen Box with the talented John Ng. He eventually took a little time off to travel through SE Asia and came back with a new passion for the kitchen. Ger's culinary ethos alines so well with Union Kitchen and that is why we're so excited to have him collaborating with us.
On July 22nd we will be partnering up with the incredibility talented Karyn Tomlinson (2015 Charlie Award winner for Outstanding Pastry Chef) to make Banh Mi and Bao.
Come take part in the story on July 18 as Union Kitchen and Birchwood Cafe join forces to bring you a special menu of Hmong flavors (to be released soon). No reservations required, just walk in and enjoy an eclectic evening!
This will be our 3rd of 5 pop ups at The Bird this summer. They have graciously allowed us to take over their spot on Friday evenings from 5pm-9pm. Come join us on July 14th and check out our new summer menu that has been sculpted out from produce and products from local purveyors!
The Bird is a beautiful space on Loring park in Minneapolis that has a wood fire grill and the coolest alley in town. Craft cocktails, wine, and 14 local beers, St.Paul Switchel and Dean's Kombucha on tap!
Want to learn how to make classic Chinese takeout dishes in your very own kitchen?
Happy to announce this summer and fall we'll be teaming up with Sociable Cider Werks
We always get asked the question "what is Hmong food"...and they is how we describe it..."Hmong food isn't a TYPE of food, but it's a PHILOSOPHY of food". It is not about the produce or product that makes Hmong food, but it is the process of how the dishes come to be that makes it Hmong.
Happy to announce to everyone that Union Kitchen and Sencha Tea will be teaming up to bring you Rice Bowls for lunch!
We'll be doing our first pop-up at The Bird, a beautiful space on Loring park in Minneapolis that has a wood fire grill and the coolest alley in town. Craft cocktails, wine, and 14 local beers, St.Paul Switchel and Dean's Kombucha on tap!
The Little Mekong Night Market returns for its 4th year! This year they're collaborating with Northern Spark to create a bigger and better arts, performance and food experience. Save the Date and join us for an amazing weekend.
Make three meals out of one chicken!
Join Slow Food Minnesota at York Farm in Hutchinson (MN) on Sunday, May 21 to celebrate the season’s first wild offerings.
Ramen Cooking Class
Mother's Day Brunch Pop-Up
Belly of the Beast...from pork belly to bacon!
Going Whole Hog Crazy!
When the first Hmong immigrants settled in the Twin Cities area just over 40 years ago, they did not have the ingredients needed to cook familiar foods, but they found ways use what was available locally to create new dishes reminiscent of their homeland.
Friday night I'll be a guest cook at Cook St. Paul (1124 Payne Ave). Eddie Wu (Owner/Chef of Cook St. Paul) will be having his Korean Night Menu and I'll be making the special for that evening. We will be open form 5pm-9pm.
After our first LOCO DUUK event at Cook St. Paul we're taking our pop-up to South Minneapolis. We will be set up in Gigi's Cafe (822 W 36th). All the pop-ups will be returning, Lola Rosa, Cook St Paul, Dumpling, and Union Kitchen.
You can check out our event page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1036955166417966)