Category Archives: Food

Traveling Japan: McDonald’s in Japan

I suppose it is fitting to talk about McDonald’s in Japan as it was the last stop before we headed back home Stateside, a sort of transition from Japan to America. I have pretty much removed McDonald’s from my dietary … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Kaiseki

I’ve got no patience for food preparation. For me, when it comes to cooking, the simpler, the better. I’m not a picky eater either, and though I enjoy delicious food, I wouldn’t really call myself a foodie. So when I … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Conbini (Convenience Stores)

Last year, I wrote about Taiwan’s convenience stores being awesome. Japan’s are pretty awesome too. I remember one time, a couple decades ago, I found convenient stores in Japan selling Play Stations. Japan has a reputation of being too expensive, … Continue reading

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Which Companies Are Celebrating Lunar New Year?

By Emma Tao Tomorrow is Lunar New Year… are you ready? New Year’s is a very big deal to many Asian cultures, think of it as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas combined. People usually celebrate by gathering among family members they haven’t … Continue reading

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Stuff That Should Stay in Asia: Singing & Spinning Happy Birthday Flower Candles

Have you seen these fire hazards known as “The Amazing Happy Birthday Candle?” Easily found on the Internet and evidently legal and available in the United States (via Amazon and other websites), these candles have been popular in mainland China … Continue reading

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Giveaway: GODIVA Limited Edition 2014 Chocolate Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes

UPDATE 9/10/2014: Congrats to Douglas C, winner of the GODIVA Limited Edition 2014 Chocolate Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes. In 2014, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 8. That means it’s mooncake time! Now if you’re like me, and you basically hated … Continue reading

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CNN Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Koreatown Los Angeles I’ve lived in LA’s Koreatown for a few years and driven up and down its streets on a daily basis for over a decade. I’ve got some of my own favorite little haunts on this corner and that strip … Continue reading

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The Travel Channel: The Layover with Anthony Bourdain – Taipei I’ve watched on-and-off The Travel Channel’s show, The Layover with Anthony Bourdain, after reading a review of the television series in the New York Times when the show first premiered in the Fall of 2011. Recently, I saw my … Continue reading

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Judge Refuses to Block California Shark Fin Ban

U.S. District judge Phyllis Hamilton refused to block the enforcement of California’s ban on the sale of shark fins, rejecting charges that the law is discriminatory against Chinese Americans.  Two organizations, Asian Americans for Political Advancement and the San Francisco … Continue reading

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Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant Or McDonald’s?

This time of year, for those who do not celebrate Christmas, and those who do not have family to celebrate Christmas with, there’s always the question of where you can go to eat on Christmas day, and traditionally that answer … Continue reading

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Bee House teapot

These Bee House teapots are known for their simple aesthetic and durability. With a stainless steel hinged lid and removable mesh infuser, they take the hassle out of brewing tea. The teapots come in a wide variety of colors that … Continue reading

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Chez Pim jams

Chefs have risen to a new level of fame with popularization of food culture, and so has a new class of culinary royalty: chefs’ spouses. Tolan Florence, wife of Waverley Tavern chef Tyler Florence, has a substantial following on Twitter. … Continue reading

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