Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by dining out in May – The Virginian-Pilot

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and a great time to celebrate the diverse cultures of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, including citizens from the Hawaiian Islands to French Polynesia. It also commemorates the first Japanese immigrant to settle in the United States in May 1843 and the anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in May 1869, a six-year project in which Chinese immigrants played a part. crucial in its construction.

This is also the perfect time to explore these experiences through food.

Binchmark, Binchmark Stream and the Virginia Beach-based Asian American Alliance created a list of Hampton Roads restaurants celebrating the month. Dine until May 31. Details: tinyurl.com/HRAsianfood.

Mikado Japanese & Thai Restaurant, 1249 Cedar Road, Suite 103; mikadova.com

Judy’s Sichuan Kitchen, 1434 Sam’s Drive, Unit 112; judyssichuancuisine.com

The Noodle Man, 1508 Sam’s Circle, Suite 100; noodlemanche.com

Sawasdee Thai Kitchen, 1937 S. Military Highway; sawasdeethaifoods.com

Sunrise Breakfast Shoppe, 22 N. Battlefield Blvd.; facebook.com/sunrisebreakfastshoppe

Jasmine Thai Kitchen, 1200 N. Battlefield Blvd.; jasminethainow.com

Musasi Japanese Restaurant, 49 W. Queens Way; musasihampton.com

Pho 79, 2040 Coliseum Drive; pho79-va.com

Yamachen Sushi, 2040 Coliseum Drive, Unit A25; yamachen.com

Tida Thai Kitchen, 212 Arthur Way; tidathai.com

Saisaki Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 101 Regal Way; seakibistro.com

Port Arthur Chinese Restaurant, 11137 Warwick Blvd.; portarthurva.com

Volcano Sushi & Asian Bistro, 339 W. 21st St.; volcansushinorfolkva.com

Alkaline, 742 W. 21st St. Suite F/G; .alkalineramen.com

Bangkok Thai Cuisine, 7479 Tidewater Drive; bangkokthaikitchen-va.com

Maymar Poke & Grill, 130 Maple Ave, Suite A; maymarpoke.com

Rajput Indian Kitchen, 742 W. 21st St.; rajputonline.com

Bangkok Garden Noodle House, 301 High St.; bkknoodlehouse.com

Thai Basil, 606 High Street; thaibasilva.com

Ono Hawaii BBQ, 6071 High St. West; onohawaiibarbecue.com

Iron Chef Japanese Restaurant, 1024 Centerbrooke Lane, Suite B; ironchefsuffolkva.com

Pho 79, 6255 College Drive, Suite R2; tinyurl.com/pho79suffolk

Tokyo Grill, 1409 N. Main St.; tokyogrillsuffolkva.com

Sakana Sushi, 13609 Carrollton Blvd, Suite 2; www.sakanasushihamptonroads.com

Susan’s Filipino Kitchenette, 1270 Diamond Springs Road; susanskitchenette.com

Penang City Malaysian Cuisine, 649 Newtown Road, Suite 109; penangtownmalaysian.com

Grammy Karaoke and Korean BBQ, 904 S. Lynnhaven Road; grammykaraoke.com

Guangdong Taste, 3497 Holland Road; tinyurl.com/guangdongtaste

Weng’s Kitchen, food truck, facebook.com/wengskitchenllc

King Hua Chinese Restaurant, 752 N. Independence Blvd.; kinghuava.com

Jade Villa Chinese Restaurant, 353 N. Independence Blvd.; tinyurl.com/jadevilla

Saigon 1 Vietnamese Cuisine, 448 Newtown Road; www.saigon1va.com

China Town Chinese Restaurant, 4848 Virginia Beach Blvd.; vachinatown.net

Only at Renee’s, 2181 Upton Drive, Suite 410, Virginia Beach; onlyatrenees.com

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant, 4322 George Washington Memorial Highway; www.hongkongyorktown.com

Rekaya Gibson, 757-295-8809, [email protected]. Follow @gibsonrekaya on Twitter.

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