Kitchen Table Passport Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
Kitchen Table Passport helps you explore the world (without leaving your kitchen!) by sending information, recipes, spices, music, and mementos from a new country every month.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Kitchen Table Passport
The Cost: $24.95 per month (Discounts are available for longer subscriptions and single boxes can be purchased for $29.95. There is also a “taste only” subscription for $9.95 per month.)
COUPON: Save $10 off the Full Subscription with code TENBUCKSFROMMSA
The Products: Everything you need to “see, hear, taste, touch, and smell a different country” every month.
Ships to: US
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My box contained a card introducing me to this month’s featured country- The Philippines!
The inside of the card revealed that the meal selected for this box is Chicken Adobo, a dish with Spanish roots that’s commonly found in The Philippines.
There were A LOT of supplemental materials inside this box.
Each card in the supplemental bundle spotlights a different aspect of The Philippines, from food to geography to indigenous animals to famous sites. (There were 10 cards in total!)
The cards are beautifully printed and provide a lot of fun info!
The mementos came in a clear plastic bag.
I unpacked the bag and found mango tamarind candies, a handmade charm, and a Bulul necklace. (I learned from the card that a Bulul is a carved wooden figure used to safeguard the rice crop by the Agorot people in Luzon.)
Here’s a closeup of the Bulul.
And here’s the charm. Each charm is handmade and unique.
As I mentioned previously, this month’s recipe is Chicken Adobo!
The recipe was easy to follow and utilized the provided spices.
The spices were packaged in a small pouch.
The blend contained annatto, salt, black pepper, and bay leaves.
When I scanned the QR code on the front of the packet, I was taken to a digital version of the recipe and a link to a playlist to play on Kitchen Table Passport night!
I haven’t checked out the playlist yet (I forgot to turn it on while I was cooking), but I’m looking forward to listening soon.
I don’t think I’ve ever had chicken adobo before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The sauce had a hearty tang from the addition of soy sauce and vinegar, and the dish was certainly full of flavor. (I may have cooked the dish a little too long, though. My chicken thighs started to fall apart in the pan, and I see in the recipe card photo and online that most adobo recipes show the chicken intact.)
Regardless, the adobo was still really tasty. I plated it over some herbed white rice.
Verdict: I really enjoyed my Kitchen Table Passport night! I had a lot of fun reading through the supplemental materials, I’m impressed with the meal, and I think the mementos are a thoughtful touch. While I haven’t put a valuation on the spice mix or the mementos, I think it’s certain that they do not reach the $25 cost of the box. This subscription is clearly all about curation, and I have to say that Kitchen Table Passport’s curation game is one of the best I’ve seen. The emphasis of this subscription is definitely on creating a memorable learning experience, and I think this subscription would be an incredible way to get kids engaged in geography and world cultures. I know I would have loved exploring a box like this with my family when I was younger!
Have you tried Kitchen Table Passport?