I love celebrating Lunar New Year and I’m excited to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, but it can also be a fairly stressful time of the year. While I always look forward to spending time with loved ones, I feel a lot of pressure to make the perfect meal, which is tough when trying to keep on top of work, parenting, and everything else going on. Luckily I found a way to make things way easier this year.
A few months ago, a friend introduced me to Umamicart, an online grocery store offering a carefully curated selection of hundreds of Asian products and ingredients. How had I not heard of this before? Knowing that having high quality ingredients delivered straight to my door would be super helpful all year long, but even more so during the busy Lunar New Year season, I decided to place an order to test out the quality.
I was immediately impressed with the selection and added a bunch of fruits, Asian veggies, and hard-to-find snacks to my cart. Then I noticed the “Recipes” section of the website, where “Lunar New Year Ingot Dumplings” caught my eye. When I went to check out the recipe to figure out which ingredients I would need to order, I realized there was a button that said “Add Kit To Cart.” With a click of a button, I had added all the ingredients I needed to my cart at once. My day just got so much easier.
My order arrived quickly and everything was incredibly fresh and high quality. I decided to order and make the Lunar New Year dumplings ahead of time to see if Umamicart was a good option for my meal prep. Not only was the recipe easy to follow, there was also a quick video that gave a super simple overview of what to do. And my husband and kids loved the dumplings. They were perfectly juicy, the seasoning was delicious, and the texture of the wrappers was great - much better than other store-bought versions I’ve tried in the past. If this recipe were any indication of Umamicart’s overall quality, I was sold.
Now that I’m creating my Lunar New Year meal plan, I’m using the great ingredients and recipes from Umamicart to ensure that dinner is as delicious (and easy!) as possible. I’ve already made note of what I’ll be ordering. The dumplings are a no-brainer, as are the Prosperity Fish Recipe Kit, the Longevity Noodles, and Roast Duck Recipe Kit. (P.S. First time Umamicart customers get $15 off across their first 2 orders!)
I’m looking forward to freeing up hours of my time that would normally be spent at H-Mart and getting to spend time with family instead. I can’t wait to hear what they think of the meal. I just haven’t decided if I’ll tell them it’s Umamicart or if I’ll take all the credit. Gong xi fa cai!