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Nutrition + Ingredients

Where can I find the nutrition info for each product?

To find the nutrition + full ingredients list info for all our products, check out our Try 'Em All Set product page and click "see nutrition + ingredients." You can also find full nutrition + ingredients info on each individual product page under "see nutrition + ingredients."

Are your products gluten-free? Vegan / vegetarian? Organic?

Our entire East Asian line, including the Japanese Yuzu Misoyaki, Korean Spicy Bulgogi, and Chinese Mala Salad Starters are gluten-free and vegan!

In our Southeast Asian line, the Filipino Sisig Starter is gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan, and our Thai Larb Starter is gluten-free!

Our products are not certified organic, but Omsom maintains a strong commitment to ethical sourcing and flavors created the right way: our products contain no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no high-fructose corn syrup.

We reject common short-cuts and substitutes in mass market R&D by regularly sampling from 15+ suppliers for a single ingredient, importing ingredients from Asia that aren’t currently being brought in by any other food brands, and working with our Tastemaker chefs who have generational roots in the recipes behind the products.

Do your products contain MSG?

Thanks for your question! Only our limited-edition collaboration with Pepper Teigen - our Krapow Starter - contains MSG.

The rest of our products do not contain any MSG.

What are the heat levels of your starters?

Here are our products in order from not spicy to very spicy:

Lemongrass BBQ + Yuzu Misoyaki are not spicy (0 peppers)

Sisig is very mild (1 pepper)

Spicy Bulgogi has medium spice (1.5 peppers)

Mala Salad + Krapow are spicy (2 peppers)

Larb is very spicy (3 peppers)

And for those who want to bring the heat, check out our Heat Lover's Set!

Do your products contain peanuts?

Our products are peanut free (no peanut ingredients in any of our flavors) and they are manufactured in a facility that is also peanut free.

However, some of our raw ingredients come from suppliers who process peanuts in their facilities. While we believe the risk to be low, we do not currently make the claim that we are peanut free to be safe. As a result, we would advise that you err on the side of caution if you have a severe allergy and consult with your doctor to determine your risk level.

We are working towards implementing testing of our products to back up a peanut free claim in the future. Please stay tuned!


What exactly is a starter?

A starter is a ready-to-use pouch that serves as the foundation of a specific Asian dish. Each starter combines all the sauces, aromatics, seasonings, citruses, and oils that decades of tradition call for. All packed into a kitchen shortcut!

Just rip, pour, and fire it up with your favorite proteins and vegetables. Discover more recipes.

Where are your products made?

All of our products are made in the United States. We work tirelessly to make sure our products are 100% of the highest quality and 100% damn delicious!

Do your products require refrigeration? How long do they last?

Our products do not require refrigeration. However, please be sure to refrigerate your starter if you've opened it.

As always, everything is made the Omsom way: no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no high-fructose corn syrups. All damn good.

What safety measures have you implemented in light of COVID-19?

We're taking extra precautions and following CDC guidelines in our manufacturing and logistics, including rigorous sanitization of all surfaces in our facilities, ensuring that anyone who feels sick does not enter our facilities, and frequent and thorough hand-washing of all employees.

Our delivery partners (UPS, DHL, and USPS) are taking every necessary precaution and heeding the latest recommendations of the CDC and local governments to ensure our products are handled and delivered to you safely.

Lastly, according to the FDA, there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. See the FDA website for more information.

Is your packaging recyclable?

Omsom is committed to investing in sustainable packaging. Our Starter 3-Pack stand pouches, Sampler Trio boxes, and shipping boxes are all 100% recyclable. Our padded mailers are made from 100% recycled content (shredded newspaper as padding) and are also 100% recyclable. Because our individual starter pouches need to be made from food safe materials, these are the only packaging element that cannot be recycled. 

Orders, Shipping, + Returns

Do you have a return policy?

Unfortunately we don't currently offer returns or exchanges due to the nature of our products.

When will my order ship?

Because of the holidays, please expect a slower processing time! Once an order is successfully placed, processing may take up to 4-6 days.

Once your package leaves our fulfillment center, transit time will vary depending on your location.

We offer standard (4-7 business days), expedited (3-4 business days), and rush (1-3 business days) shipping.

We’ll send you tracking information as soon as your order has shipped.

My tracking info says my order was delivered, but I haven't received anything. What do I do?

We know it's the worst when this happens! We've been having issues with mistimed tracking info, so please wait 72 hours (and be sure to check surrounding areas and with your neighbors!). If your package still hasn't arrived, please feel free to reach out to us at

Omsom is not responsible for delayed, unclaimed, or returned orders due to incorrect or undeliverable addresses or delays caused by our delivery partners due to weather or other causes beyond our control. 

Do you ship outside the US?

Not yet! Right now, we only ship within the United States, but we hope to bring Omsom to the world eventually. If you want Omsom in your country, drop us a line on social or at

Oh no, I entered the wrong shipping address!

Unfortunately, Omsom is not responsible for delayed, unclaimed, or returned orders due to incorrect or undeliverable addresses entered by the user. Shoot us an email at and we'll see what we can do!

I’d like to place multiple gift orders to different addresses. Do I need to place a separate order for each?

Yes - at this time, we aren't able to handle multiple addresses on an individual order. Gift purchases must be made separately.

I have another question about my order!

Shoot us a note!


I’m interested in subscription - what are the benefits? How is it different than a one-time purchase?

Thanks so much for your interest! With your Omsom subscription, you’ll not only save 10% on your order each month, you’ll also become an Omsom Fam VIP and get early access to product drops, exclusive recipes and content — plus your first order comes with a lil’ surprise goodie.

And no worries about being locked in — you can customize, pause, and cancel your subscription at any time!

I’d like to pause, skip, change the delivery frequency for my subscription.

You can login to your subscription account, and pause, skip or cancel anytime! If you need any additional assistance, email us at

With subscription, how often will you deliver my starters?

You can choose your own delivery frequency from either every 4, 6, or 8 weeks - you'll find the frequency selection menu on each product page.

Even More About Us

Are you in stores yet?

Not yet! For now, we’re focused on building a direct relationship with our community and telling unique Asian American food stories. Are you a retailer or distributor interested in having a conversation? Say hello at

What does "Omsom" mean?

Our name originates in "om sòm," a Vietnamese phrase meaning noisy, rambunctious, riotous. Learn more about our story.

Who is behind Omsom?

Omsom is founded by Vanessa and Kim Pham, two first-generation Vietnamese sisters building the food brand of our dreams — here to give you our most and the most in flavor, integrity, and all around fiery vibes. Learn more about the Pham sisters.

How are your Tastemaker chefs involved?

Omsom's mission is to honor Asian dishes, cuisines, and communities through our products with cultural integrity. With that north star in mind, Omsom partners with “Tastemakers” to craft our starters - they are iconic chefs who, like us, have connections to these flavors that run deep.

They’re not just our ambassadors - our  Tastemakers are involved every step of the way. From collaborating on R&D to advising us on recipes, Omsom deeply values their input throughout the product development journey.

In exchange for their hard work, creativity, and expertise, the chefs receive a royalty fee - meaning that they earn a cut of sales of starters sold in their cuisine. We firmly believe that rising tides raise all boats, and that is reflected in our collaboration with our Tastemakers.


Are you hiring? How can I get involved?

Our family is always growing. If you don't see any specific roles open, feel free to email us at with your resume and a little bit about what you can bring to the Omsom table!


Where’s my package?

As with many other small businesses, we’re experiencing significant delays due to COVID-19. Our fulfillment partner has much more limited staffing and our shipping carriers are facing many delays across the board. Our supply chain has been working tirelessly to have all orders processed and shipped out as quickly as possible. While we aren’t able to provide any additional updates once your order leaves our warehouse, we’re happy to help with any other questions or concerns you may have in the meantime. We truly appreciate your patience as we navigate these challenges together.

When will my pre-order ship out?

If your order includes an item on pre-order, items in stock will ship out first, and the pre-ordered item will ship to you when back in stock.

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