Kitchen Table Passport Subscription Box Review + Coupon– Jul 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: $25 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- Korea!
The inside of the card revealed that the meal selected for this box is Dakbokkeumtang, a spicy braised chicken dish.
Kitchen Table Passport sends A LOT of supplemental materials in every box, and they always include a bundle of cards that highlights different aspects of the featured country.
These cards provide information about everything from food and culture to location and geography.
The cards are beautifully printed and provide a lot of fun info!
This box also contained a card outlining this month’s chosen mementos.
I received metal chopsticks, K-pop cards, and a roasted seaweed snack.
Fun fact: Koreans are the only people in Asia who use metal chopsticks!
Roasted seaweed is a popular Korean snack. I’ve tried roasted seaweed before, and it’s not really my favorite, so I’ll pass this along to a friend.
Lastly, I received a couple of K-pop trading cards. (Kitchen Table Passport also included a QR code that links to a playlist of curated South Korean music.)
Every month, Kitchen Table Passport sends a recipe and spice from the month’s featured country. This month’s recipe was Dakbokkeumtang, a spicy braised chicken stew
Chili flakes were included to help season the dish.
The spices were packaged in a small pouch.
I don’t have a lot of experience with Korean food, so I was excited to give this recipe a try! The hands-on prep time was pretty minimal, but I simmered the dish for about an hour on the stove.
The dish contained chicken, onion, potato, carrot, jalapenos, and was flavored with chili flakes and a paste made from gochujang, soy sauce, garlic, and a little sugar. The flavors of this dish were excellent, and I thought the level of spice was perfect.
I served the dakbokkeumtang over rice and garnished it with a pinch of green onion.
Verdict: I really like the idea of Kitchen Table Passport, and I think it’s a lot of fun discovering a new country every month! The supplemental materials are thorough and well-designed, and I think the mementos are a thoughtful touch. This month’s meal was excellent, and I’ll definitely make the dish again soon. 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 is spot on. 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?