Special dishes + events honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Nashville, TN

Mama Yang and Daughter's frozen dumplings | Photo via @mamayanganddaughter

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, API Middle Tennessee put out a call to action for local restaurants to submit special dishes or drinks that would benefit the nonprofit organization’s mission of “building the API community, lifting API voices + unpacking API identities.” 

So far, here are the special dishes offered to the community this May: 

Restaurants can continue submitting here.

Additionally, API Middle Tennessee is hosting 4 free events to celebrate APIHM locally: 

  • Happy Hour at CAMP | Thurs., May 13 | 5 p.m. | CAMP, 407 Gallatin Ave. | Join API Middle Tennessee for drinks + dumplings from Mama Yang & Daughter.
  • API History and Today’s Realities | Wed., May 19 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Yvonne Chen will lead a lecture + panel on API history and present-day lives. 
  • Book Club and Workshop | Mon., May 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Local author Thuy Rocco will discuss her book, “The Last Surviving Child” + lead a workshop on how to share your own story.
  • API Art Show | Sun., May 30 | 2-6 p.m. | Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Rd. | This outdoor art show will feature local art, live entertainment + food.