Mix Up Quarantine Dinnertime With These Cooking Kits from Dallas Restaurants
Stream Tutorials, Support Non-Profits, and Continue to Eat Well at HomeBY Megan Ziots // 03.25.20
Asian Mint is now offering Chef Mint at Home cooking kits. (Courtesy of Asian Mint)
Get handmade frozen dumplings from Jia Modern Chinese to cook at home. (Courtesy of Jia Modern Chinese)
Sweet Chili Rubbed Rotisserie Chicken is a Jasper's classic.
Kenny's East Coast Pizza in Plano is offering Take & Bake Packs for families. (Courtesy of Kenny's)
Primo's MX Kitchen & Lounge will offer brunch kits this weekend with a live chef tutorial.
Meddlesome Moth is now offering several kinds of home meal-prep kits. (Courtesy of Meddlesome Moth)
As we venture into week two of social distancing (and now shelter in place), it can be difficult to find a balance between supporting local restaurants and relying on home cooking. But now, as the creativity and hard work of our local industry continues to surpass expectations, some spots have unified to two options with cooking kits, allowing you to whip up your favorite take-out meals at home.
Thanks to the following restaurants, you can step up your pizza night, stream tutorials from the pros, help support non-profit organizations, and continue to eat well at home.
Dallas Thai restaurant, Asian Mint, is now offering “Chef Mint at Home” kits. For $58, you can get a Pad Thai, Tum Yum, and veggie dumpling kit that includes enough food for four people or two meals for two people. The sweet and savory Pad Thai comes with chicken, shrimp and tofu. And the Tum Yum soup is served with your choice of rice. A portion of the proceeds from these orders will be donated to a non-profit organization supporting our industry workforce.
Asian Mint also offers desserts, wine, beer, sake, and cocktails to-go as an add on to your kit.
Jia Modern Chinese
Jia Modern Chinese is offering frozen handmade vegetable and soup dumplings and offers videos on social media about how to steam them at home. To order, call 214-888-0155. Hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for takeout and delivery.
Another kind of cooking kit, $40 quarantine survival kits are now available at Jasper’s Uptown. Each kit includes fresh produce, goods and recipes from Chef Yia Medina. Ingredients provided include two beef filets, four burger patties, two salmon filets, vegetables, half gallon of heavy cream, one pound of butter, one quart of herb marinade, two cups of minced garlic, five pounds of potatoes, one box of orzo pasta, one can of chipotle peppers, as well as two rolls of toilet paper.
Kenny’s East Coast Pizza
For Plano dwellers, Kenny’s East Coast Pizza is offering take-and-bake packs for making pizza at home. For $39.99 these include two dough balls, sauce, cheese, pepperoni, cooking instructions, coloring packs for kiddos, caesar salad for four people, a bottle of wine & a roll of toilet paper. For curbside carry-out call 972-519-9669.
Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge
For $42, you can order a brunch kit from Primo’s, including the ingredients for the restaurant’s popular chilaquiles for two and a home mimosa bar, including two 750ml of house bubbly and your choice of cranberry, pineapple or orange juice with two special Primo’s cups. Then, on Saturday, March 28 at 11:30 am, Chef Ryan Carbery will log on to Instagram to teach people how to make their meal and cocktails. Kits must be pre-ordered on Primos’ website and can be picked up curbside on Friday or Saturday.
This Saturday, Nosh Bistro is also offering a family dinner kit for $40. Guests will receive ingredients for Pasta all’Amatriciana for two, a bottle of wine, and a bonus roll of toilet paper. Then, at 5:30 pm, Chef Carbery will be on Nosh’s Facebookand Instagram to teach all the tricks to make this delicious dinner. Kits must be pre-ordered on Nosh’ website and can be picked up at The Statler on Friday or Saturday.
Meddlesome Moth and Chef Suki Otsuki are now preparing Cook-At-Home Meal Kits. All kits come with recipes that serve four people and include options like a breakfast box with bacon, sausage, eggs corn, tortillas, and coffee ($55), a lunch box with sandwich fixings ($50), BBQ dinner ($30), a burger box ($35), and two kinds of date night boxes ($45 to $65). To place an order for home meal prep, call 214-628-7900.
Italian-ish restaurant, The Charles, is now offering un-cooked pastas and homemade sauces to mix and match at home. All are eight ounce servings and feed two to three people. Pastas include Black Pepper Fettucini, Paprika Creste di Gallo, Semolina Casarecce, Buckwheat Lumache and White Bolognese Cappeloni, and the homemade sauce options are Crushed Tomato, Amatriciana, Parmesan Cream, Broccoli Basil Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Jam. Order a day ahead by calling 469-917-9000 or emailing [email protected]