The Best Gifts For Asian Food Lovers

Asian food encompasses a vast selection of unique and varied flavors and textures — from chewy, sweet mochi to the spice of a crunchy chili sauce to the savory, umami flavors of curry, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love this continents’ cuisine! From an A5 wagyu sushi kit to the top of the line matcha maker, here’s a list to help you get started on holiday shopping for the Asian food lover in your life.

Cuzen Matcha Starter Kit

Cuzen Matcha is an award-winning countertop matcha machine that is engineered to reproduce the ancient art of stone-ground Japanese matcha by recreating the qualities of a traditional stone mill and bamboo whisk at the touch of a button. This is stunning at-home system is wonderful gift for anyone who loves quality matcha.

Cuzen Matcha produces freshly ground matcha from organic shade-grown leaves that can then be used to create high quality beverages, as well as, a variety of recipes. The starter kit includes three, 4 gram-packets of our Matcha Leaf Blends; booklet with operating instructions, tips, farm information and more to get you started on a daily ritual of freshly-ground matcha.

Buy: Cuzen Matcha Starter Kit, $299.00

Morimoto Mochi Donut Kit

Global Grub has teamed up with renowned Iron Chef and successful restauranteur Chef Masaharu Morimoto to create this fun Morimoto Mochi Donut Kit. This kit is easy-to-follow and includes unique cooking tools such as a donut mold and reusable piping bag, and instructions to bake. The kit contains enough dry ingredients to make 18 baked chewy, sweet mochi donuts.

Buy: Morimoto/Global Grub Mochi Donut Kit,$42.99

The Chef & The Dish Virtual Cooking Experiences

This unique company offers private, virtual, one-on-one culinary experiences with the best Asian chefs in Thailand, Japan and Peru. Give the gift of traveling the world via delicious food in the comfort of your own kitchen. Students join accomplished chefs via virtual classes and with over 125 classes to choose from, you could be learning how to make pad Thai from a chef in Thailand to Chaufa with a chef in Peru on any given day.

Buy: The Chef & the Dish classes, starting at $299

Weak Knees Sriracha Gift Set

Bushwick Kitchen offers this gift set complete with all three of their Srirachas including Gochujang, Super Spicy and Curry. These sauces pack a punch using fermented complexity of gochujang chili paste combined with the spice of Sriracha traditional sauce. This gift set comes beautifully packaged with a custom dish towel and a unique QR code linking to a collection of recipes.

Buy: Weak Knees Sriracha Gift Set, $44.99

Japan Snack Box

Bokksu’s Seasons of Japan Snack Box is curated by Japanese snack experts to bring you a taste of Japan’s four seasons. Each box includes 22 authentic Japanese snacks and tea pairings, a culture Guide magazine with descriptions, common allergens, and cultural stories about each product. This gift also supports local Japanese makers.

Buy: Bokksu Snack Box: Seasons of Japan, $59.99

Torani Puremade Salted Egg Yolk Syrup

Coming from Torani, the brand that put Italian soda on the U.S. map in the 1920s and created the world’s first flavored latte in the 1980s is this salted egg yolk syrup. Perfect for lovers of the sweet and savory, custardy flavor of salted egg yolk, this syrup has a surprising umami finish.

Buy: Torani’s Puremade Salted Egg Yolk Syrup, $10.99

OMSOM Bundle

An Omsom starter is a pantry shortcut for a specific Asian dish, combining all the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings you need. All the recipes are provided, you just add your choice of protein and vegetable. Each of these easy-to-use rip-and-pour starter packets include all the sauces, aromatics, citruses, and oils that make up that foundation of your favorite Asian dishes.

This bundle includes the Southeast Asian Sampler: Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ, Thai Larb, + Filipino Sisig; East Asian Sampler: Korean Spicy Bulgogi, Japanese Yuzu Miso Glaze, + Chinese Spicy Mala Sauce; and a total of 12 starters total for 36+ delicious Asian meals.

Buy: OMSOM Bundle, $55

A5 Japanese Wagyu Sushi Kit

For the meat lover, send the gift of quality wagyu imported directly from Japan. Wagyuman seeks to introduce authentic Japanese culture, passions, and cuisine to the U.S. Japanese owned and operated, and provides a certificate that traces Wagyu date of birth, location of birth, raised farm, slaughter, and so on. This kit features Specially selected marbled Japanese A5 Wagyu Ribeye slices shipped with 10 Sushi Shari Rices.

Buy: A5 Japanese Wagyu Sushi Kit, $57.50

ICHIRAN 13-Kit Bundle

ICHIRAN specializes in restaurant-quality, Tonkotsu ramen developed in Hakata, Japan. Their noodles are made of a unique blend of flour, producing the ideal, smooth texture to pair with the broth and spicy red sauce. These take-home ramen kits feature three servings of individually packed noodles, a dried broth and original spicy red seasoning.

Buy: ICHIRAN 13-Kit Bundle, $290.00

Ube Obsession Care Package

Who doesn’t love the sweet deliciousness of the bright purple yam, ube? Send your loved ones this sweet, dessert packed ube-centric care package from beloved Filipino bakery, Goldilocks. This filled-to-the-brim goodie basket comes with one Ube Roll, two Ube Hopia, one Ube Polvoron 15pcs; three Ubelicious Ensaymada, three Ube-filled Ensaymada, one Ube Crinkles 12pcs; and one Ube Loaf.

Buy: Ube Obsession, $68.00

Holiday Gift Pack

Mr. Bing Chili Crisp is the perfect condiment that bring the bold flavors of Beijing street food to your mouth. This intensely flavorful, crispy condiment brings a cultural experience home to elevate everyday meals with a burst of heat and touch of sweetness. This gift pack includes 2 Mr. Bing Chili Crips jars; 7oz Mild and 7oz Spicy; Mr. Bing Signature Cookbook featuring 35 Umami Packed Recipes; and a special note from celebrity chef and Mr. Bing Brand Partner, Jet Tila!

Buy: Holiday Gift Pack, $39.99

Gimme Seaweed Snacks

Give the snacker in your life on-the-go snacks by Gimme roasted seaweed snacks. These snacks are nutritious and pack a bold umami-packed taste. These snack come in a range of flavors from Chili Lime to Non-Dairy White Cheddar and are perfect for lunches and satisfying anytime cravings.

Buy: 12 pack Gimme Seaweed Snacks, $14.99


For your friend who loves eating with chopsticks, gift these Magsticks — titanium magnetic chopsticks perfect for eating on the go. The magnets are strong enough to hold the chopsticks together, but do not affect them when in use. Magsticks are ultra-light weight and hard wearing and come with a handy recycled polyester pouch (made 100% from recycled plastic bottles) to keep them safely stowed away.

Buy: Magsticks, $34.99

XCJ’s Soup Dumpling Experience

Direct-to-consumer Chinese food brand Xiao Chi Jie‘s dumpling kit come with two full bags of soup dumplings, one bag pork and one chicken, totaling 100 dumplings; 2 dumpling dipping bowls; one trio sauce set; and one bamboo steamer. It’s the perfect gift for those who love authentic, quality soup dumplings.

Buy: XCJ’s Soup Dumpling Experience, $139.00

Lady M Green Tea Mille Crepes

Lady M is known as the creator of the world famous Mille Crêpes, a beautiful cake coupling 20 alternating layers of soft cream and lacy French crêpes. Get the lover of green tea in your life this special treat which has green tea infused into every element of the classic Green Tea Mille Crêpes. Elegant and decadent, this cake features at least twenty handmade crêpes layered with green tea pastry cream. Finished with Japanese powdered matcha.

Buy: Green Tea Mille Crêpes, $108.00

Maazah 3-Pack

Maazah is a small-batch, gourmet condiment inspired by a mother’s secret recipe for her “magic green sauce.” Maazah, meaning ‘flavor’ in Farsi, makes a trio of cilantro-based chutney sauces that include original, hot and vegan aioli, that go on just about anything, from grain bowls to charcuteries or even marinating your protein with it.

Buy: Maazah 3-Pack, $24.99

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