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  • Sumiao Hunan Kitchen Adds Hot Dry Noodles in Solidarity with Wuhan, China

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  • To show solidarity with the people of Wuhan and its front-line health care workers, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen will offer two special noodle dishes, one from Wuhan and one from Hunan. All proceeds from sales of these two dishes will be donated to Tongji Medical College Overseas Alumni Association, which will use the funds to purchase medical equipment and supplies to reduce the risk of exposure to the doctors and nurses of Wuhan.
     
    The two dishes are Sumiao Dry Hot Noodles ($5) and Beef & Egg Rice Noodles ($16), both of which are favorites in the street markets. Sumiao Dry Hot Noodle will be offered in appetizer size, so that diners can easily add them as side-dishes to their meals.
     
    Sumiao Hunan Kitchen’s founder, Sumiao Chen, spent her formative years in Wuhan, studying at Tongji Medical College. There she met her husband and developed lifelong friends, many of whom are now clinicians at hospitals in the quarantine zone. This program is her effort to lead her guests and employees to support them, show solidarity with Wuhan, and introduce Boston residents -- many of whom have never heard of Wuhan prior to this outbreak -- to the Wuhan she knows and loves. Please see attached for her letter to our guests, explaining her story.
     
    When
    8 weeks from Feb 16 to Apr 12
     
    Where
    Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
    270 Third Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142
     
    About Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
    Opened in July of 2017, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen is first Hunanese concept in Greater Boston. Located in the bustling and tech-driven Kendall Square, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen is the loving creation of Sumiao Chen a passionate female restaurateur and scientist from Xiangtan, Hunan, China and a team of restaurant industry veterans and investors. Sumiao, whose name in Chinese means sketch, stays true to her namesake by creatively melding tradition with modernity to bring forth an unmatched dining and social experience. Sumiao Hunan Kitchen aims to shatter preconceived notions that Chinese food is a low-cost, low-quality experience by introducing an authentic, contemporary Asian concept that is largely unknown in the local area. For more information, please call (617) 945-0907 or visit www.sumiaohunan.com. Follow Sumiao Hunan Kitchen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @SumiaoHunan
     
    FAQs
     
    Where is Wuhan?
    Wuhan is in the center of China. It sits in a crucial point along the Yangtze river and has served as a key strategic and commercial center for the entire South-Central part of China for millennia.
     
    Watch videos to knowing more about Wuhan
    https://youtu.be/DmMX4S_FmkU  Chinese Version
    https://youtu.be/RirxVLDMllA  English Version
     
    What is Wuhan known for?
    Wuhan is the 9th most populous city in China, with 11 million residents (for comparison, New York City has 9 million). Because of its central location, Wuhan is known as the Chicago of the East,” a major transportation distribution center for agricultural and manufactured goods.
     
    In recent history, Wuhan was the site of the Wuchang Uprising of 1911 which toppled the Qing Dynasty, the last dynasty of China.
     
    The most famous sites are the Yellow Crane Tower and the East Lake. But don’t go in the summer! It’s known as one of the hottest cities in China.
     
    What are Hot Dry Noodles?
    A bowl of al dente dry noodle drizzled with hot and savory sesame sauce, sprinkled with chopped spring onion. Traditionally, it is eaten for breakfast since it’s so fast and easy to prepare. A poor med student could eat it all day, though!
     
    Who is Tongji Medical College Overseas Alumni Association (TJMCOAA)?
    Tongji Medical College is a top medical school in Wuhan, China. It became part of the newly established Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2000.
     
    TJMCOAA is a United States IRS registered 501(C)(3) organization. It is an independent, nonpolitical, not-for-profit and a volunteer-based association for all overseas TJMC (Tongji Medical College, Wuhan) alumni.
     
    Where does the donation go?
    The donation will be used to purchase urgent medical supplies, including but not limited to personal protective equipment (PPE), such as caps, masks, goggles and gowns for the doctors, nurses, and patients in Wuhan Union Hospital ??????, Wuhan Tongji Hospital ?????? and other Wuhan hospitals in demand.
     
    Donation details will be updated regularly on this page: https://www.sumiaohunan.com/2020/02/09/tjmcoaa-donation-details/
     
     
     
    A message from our founder: Wuhan & Hot Dry Noodle
     
    Dear Guest,
     
    Youve probably heard by now about the coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Its unfortunate that for most people outside China, this event is their first introduction to that beautiful city.
     
    For me, Wuhan is a deeply important part of my story. I spent five years in the 1980s there as a student at Tongji Medical College. Wuhan is where I was trained to be a doctor, medical scientist and became independent; met my husband, and found lifelong friends, many of whom are being on the frontline of the fight against this virus as clinicians in the local hospitals.
     
    My heart aches for Wuhan and for my friends who put themselves at risk to fulfill their calling. In my current position, it pains me that there is not much I can do to help them directly. What little I can do is to represent Wuhan through the medium we Chinese love the most: food.
     
    For the next eight weeks from February 16 to April 12, Sumiao will be offering Wuhans most famous street food, Hot Dry Noodles ??? as a special addition and Beef & Egg Rice Noodles ???? chosen from our regular menu as my way to show solidarity between my home province and the city that adopted me. We offer Hot Dry Noodles in appetizer size to allow more guests to fit it into their meal as a side dish. On behalf of you and Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, all revenue from these two dishes will be donated to the Tongji Medical College Oversea Alumni Association (TJMCOAA). These funds will be exclusively used to help and support the local hospitals and clinicians in Wuhan.
    The small money represents our best efforts, love and support, including the strong solidarity.
     
    I hope that one day, when this virus is a distant memory, you will find the chance to visit Wuhan to sail down the Yangtze River, see the East Lake teeming with lotus flowers and surrounded by cherry blossoms, and climb the 2,000 year-old Yellow Crane Tower. And of course, have some Hot Dry Noodles. Thats the Wuhan I know and love.
     
    For now, please join me in slurping these noodles as we hold Wuhan in our hearts.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Sumiao Chen
    Founder, Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

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