For the person in your life who wants to celebrate his, her, or their Asian heritage — or simply for the person in your life who loves to try foods from around the world, we have a list of gift ideas for you. Curated just for lovers of all things Asian, this list is designed for any holiday or gift-giving occasion.
Sriracha-Flavored Bacon Jerky Snacks
Tuck a couple bags of jerky snacks into a gift basket or Christmas stocking. Try the Sweet & Savory Bacon Jerky from Savage Jerky, which is made from uncured bacon and flavored with sriracha (also check out their Peri Peri BBQ flavor).
Chopstick Trainers for Grownups
Inspired by our recent story of a 72-year-old Chinese American man who’s dined at nearly 8,000 Chinese restaurants but still can’t use chopsticks, may we suggest a Bayou Breeze chopstick trainer? It slips on a pair of chopsticks and makes it easy to pinch and grab food.
Porcelain Rice Bowls (4)
World Market never disappoints when it comes to Asian-inspired tableware. Check out this set of four rice bowls in vibrant colors. Pretty yet practical — they are made of porcelain, plus they’re dishwasher safe.
DIY Sushi Kit
This kit includes ingredients, rolling mat and instruction book for making 8 sushi rolls. It’s the perfect novelty gift for a couple, and makes for a fun date night in.
Pass the Salt Block
The Himalayan salt block is a trendy addition to gourmet kitchens. It goes from freezer to table to grill, and can be used for serving chilled foods (sushi, chilled desserts, and cheese). It can also be used for searing meats and veggies, or for curing meat.
Asia in a Box
Yummy Bazaar has 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription box plans that ship a box of Asian-themed goodies to your friends and family. They’ll thank you every month that their gift box arrives, packed with sauces, sweets, spices, beverages and goodies all from all over the continent!
Online Cooking Classes
Cozymeal has a rolling schedule of online cooking classes, where attendees learn all sorts of cooking techniques — sushi rolling, Chinese dumpling folding, and fermentation to name a few. Learn to make your favorite Asian dishes online with a live host; the classes are fully interactive.