ARKANSAS SOYBEAN GROWERS CELEBRATE NATIONAL SOYFOODS MONTH WITH THREE FOLD
Traditional recipes full of soy teach Arkansans the impact of the soybean industry
One of Little Rock’s top eateries and advocates for Arkansas soybean growers, Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling, Co. returns to the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board’s Kitchen | Fields Table Tour as April’s featured restaurant.
Planted in the heart of Downtown Little Rock, Three Fold boasts food with roots. Emigrating from China, owner and executive chef Lisa Zhang’s menu features handmade dumplings and noodles cooked in traditional Chinese style. Highlighting the importance of soybeans to the food industry and Chinese cuisine, Three Fold is featuring a Spring favorite, Hong Shao Beef Noodle Soup. Named for the red braising cooking process – hong shao – this seasonal noodle soup features soy-fed beef in a rich, seasoned broth, with noodles and vegetables. While tofu and edamame are popular soyfood options, Three Fold is helping the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board show Arkansans the versatility of this commodity.
“Soy is one of the most frequently used and healthiest ingredients in Chinese cooking for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike,” Zhang said. “We’re proud to be a part of the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour again this year and are happy to promote people’s awareness of soy, which is utilized in all of our main dishes and sauces.”
Partnering exclusively with Arkansas-owned restaurants around the state, the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour uses the power of food to feed Arkansas’s hunger for knowledge, teaching about the impact consumers have on the state’s $2 billion soybean industry. Since launching in 2015, the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour takes off in January and runs through June, featuring a partner restaurant’s uniquely mouth-watering take on soybeans from cheesecake to beef noodle soup.
The partner restaurants for the 2018 Kitchen | Fields Table Tour include:
- The Butcher Shop, Little Rock | January
- The Hive, Bentonville | February
- Postmasters Grill, Camden | March
- Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co., Little Rock | April
- J Town’s Grill, Jonesboro | May
As the Kitchen | Fields Table Tour travels the state, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board encourages Arkansans and all who walk through partner restaurants’ doors to eat more soy foods and soy-fed protein, such as pork, beef, turkey and chicken. Professional and self-proclaimed foodies can find more information on the program, including facts about our soybean industry, by visiting TheMiracleBean.com.
Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co. Celebrates Arkansas Soybean Month by Participating in Statewide Agriculture Food Campaign
The Kitchen|Fields Table Tour, an educational food program launched by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board (ASPB), has partnered with Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co. to celebrate Arkansas Soybean Month in November.
Governor Hutchinson proclaimed November as Arkansas Soybean Month to acknowledge Arkansas’s soybean producers and the economic impact they have on our state. In the 2016 growing season, Arkansas producers harvested 3.1 million acres of soybeans, valued at more than $1.4 billion. Soybeans are grown in 41 counties of Arkansas’s 75 counties and rank as the state’s largest row crop, accounting for more acres than rice, corn, sorghum and wheat combined.
In honor of Arkansas Soybean Month, Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co. and other restaurants across the state will feature a menu item in November. The Kitchen|Fields Table Tour was developed to encourage Arkansans to eat more soy foods and soy-fed protein, such as pork, beef, turkey and chicken. Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co. is serving a feature dish to support their Arkansas soybean producers. To raise awareness this month, the ASPB is encouraging diners to take a photo of the feature dish at partner restaurants and use the official Kitchen|Fields Table Tour hashtag, #ARSoySupper, when sharing on social media channels.
The partner restaurants for Arkansas Soybean Month include:
- J Town’s Grill, Jonesboro
- Trio’s Restaurant, Little Rock
- The Hive, Bentonville
- The Southern Gourmasian, Little Rock
- Cafe at Heifer, Little Rock
- Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock
- Taylor’s Steakhouse, Dumas
- Postmasters Grill, Camden
- The Butcher Shop, Little Rock
For more information about the Kitchen|Fields Table Tour restaurant partners, soy food, recipes and the many products made with soybeans, visit TheMiracleBean.com.