Raddish Kids Thailand Subscription Box Review + Unboxing | May 2020

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Raddish Kids is a monthly cooking club for kids. Each package includes materials that will teach your child new cooking skills, recipes along with an apron patch each month and a cooking tool. Boxes never repeat and are themed. Along with your physical subscription you’ll also gain access to digital recipes and activities along with an online community of cooking enthusiasts. Subscriptions are $24 monthly with reduced prices for longer subscription terms. Shipping within the US is free and internationally is $7. NAT received this package at no cost for review purposes.

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My first glimpse inside the Raddish Kids Thailand Box.

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Everything that came in my Raddish Kids Thailand Box. This is full of recipes and knowledge and I couldn’t wait to get started (neither could the kids).

 

So what is all this stuff? 

Everything in my box came inside this little envelope.

The inside has some information about Raddish Kids along with where you can find them online.

The back has this cool secret message. It says the Kitchen is the Tastiest Place to Learn.

 

Each package from Raddish Kids comes with a tool that is worked into the lesson from the box. This month we will be working on our whisking technique. And so, we received this fun whisk!

 

We also receive an apron patch in each box and since this is a Thailand themed box we aptly received a patch that has a wat on it.

 

Next up is our Taste of Thailand insert that tells us the skills we’ll be learning, explains the recipes and details each of the collectibles.

The reverse has our shopping lists for each of the three recipes that were included in the box. These may look a little long but I had most of these items on hand as they are kitchen staples!

 

Next up in my box are these pop out Table Talk cards.

Each of the four cards has a prompt that starts table conversation. The questions are, Describe a time ou tried a new food and liked it. What is your favorite kind of noodle dish. Name as many Asian countries as you can and Would you rather explore an exciting city or an exotic beach.

 

The first recipe card in my box is for Pad Thai Noodles. This is actually something I’ve never made on my own before which was kind of exciting. However, the Vietnamese grocery store (and the only place I know that carries them besides Amazon) didn’t have them. So I opted not to create this recipe just yet.

When you open this card up on the left you’ll see all the ingredients that you’ll need as well as tools. To be honest the noodles were the only item necessary that I didn’t have on hand. To the right we have information about Thailand and a little blurb that outlines the different flavors that are highlighted in Pad Thai – salty, sour, sweet, umami and spicy… hmm… it seems the only thing it doesn’t have is bitterness!

 

When you open the card up further you’ll find detailed instructions on how to create your pad Thai dish.

The reverse tells us about the Featured Culinary Skill for this box. Whisking! It details not only how but why we whisk.

 

Our next recipe in this box is Mango Sticky Rice. If you’ve ever had Thai food at a restaurant you’ll know that this is one of the few dessert options on the menu and for a very good reason  – it’s delicious (and not too hard to make either).

When you open this up you’ll see again you’ll have food items you need as well as tools listed on the left. On the right side of this card we have some popular Thai greetings as well as tools that are commonly used in Thai kitchens. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time I talk a lot about my stepmom’s cooking and that she is from Bangkok, so Thai food and cooking is one that is of particular interest to me.

And again inside we have the steps to complete our recipe.

The back of this card’s Featured Culinary Skill is how to cut a mango. My kids actually saw this on a video and practiced a few months ago… and they perfected it! Proud Mom moment!

 

The next card is one that teaches us how to carve a fruit swan which is a very common Thai tradition.

The front of the card details that tradition a little more and shares what little ingredients we need to create our fruit carving.

 

Our next card has a little section where we can discuss everything that we learned as well as what we can practice.

The reverse of this card is allotted for marking off all the skills that you mastered in this month’s box! This is really cool because it helps kids to reflect and see that sometimes learning can be fun… and they didn’t even know it!

 

Our final card is our third recipe included in this box and is the one that I decided to complete for the month. Chicken Satay Skewers. I chose this one because I had everything necessary to complete it!

Inside, this card is the same as the other two recipe cards with ingredients on the left and the right is full of facts. In particular on this one the right side outlines spices and herbs commonly used in Thai cooking and then below it there are facts about Thailand.

Then of course instructions on how to create this recipe.

The Featured Culinary Skill for this box is Kitchen Cleanliness. This may seem basic but to kids… it isn’t and I personally am really glad that they touched on it!

 

Okay so what next? 

First up (after we washed our handies) I employ my oldest to do the least ideal kitchen task… peel and mince garlic.

Next we create our marinade by mixing rice vinegar, canola oil, soy sauce, brown sugar and turmeric with the garlic.

Then we WHISK!

Let me tell you guys… I think I have a little cook on my hands.

Your marinade will look like this.

Then you’ll add your chicken and allow these flavors to get to know each other for about 15 minutes to 2 hours.

Next we’ll preheat our oven and then start making our peanut dipping sauce. To do this we will combine the peanut (or any nut butter) with warm water. Then we’ll grate in ginger and add the brown sugar and soy cause.

She really did a great job of whisking…

I mean look at that! So creamy and fluffy!

Finally we’ll add our chicken (we put it on skewers but I forgot to take a picture of that) to the oven and cook for about 20 minutes

From plate to mouth this was awesome. We made this for lunch and EVERYONE loved it and the kids really liked that they had such a huge part in making it!

 

So in summary

Presentation: Everything was packaged well and arrived to me perfectly in my package from Raddish Kids.

Quality: I really think Raddish Kids does a great job of including a lot of educational aspects to this box and they dig deep into Thai culture to really lend some knowledge to children

Curation: This box had a little bit of everything. There were games, recipes, information and more. And the fact that it was based on Thailand made it even better.

 

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Great Way to Spend Time at Home

Raddish Kids is a wonderful way to make the most of your time together as a family at home. Each box is packed with lessons and recipes that get kids cooking and learning!

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