On Friday, June 26th, Teranga and Junzi Kitchen are collaborating on a special three-course meal designed for delivery that combines West-African and Chinese cooking. This is the latest event in Junzi’s Distance Dining program, a weekly series where Junzi mashes up its menu with spots like Nowon, Kopitiam, and 886. The northern Chinese mini-chain launched the delivery-only series after NYC’s widespread shut down in March. Like many NYC restaurants that have taken action to support the Black community right now, Junzi has shifted the program’s focus to Black and Chinese culinary history.
By teaming up with Pierre Thiam, the Senegal-raised co-founder of Teranga, Junzi aims to amplify Black voices in the restaurant industry and educate New York diners about the diversity of African American cuisine. All of the proceeds from this event will go to Harlem Grown - a youth development nonprofit that teaches urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Check out the menu and buy your tickets here. And tune into Junzi Kitchen’s Instagram story on Friday, June 26th at 7pm for a live-stream conversation about the meal.