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Din Tai Fung Opens in Downtown Seattle

As I had blogged back in January 2016, Din Tai Fung had announced that they were opening a FOURTH restaurant in the Greater Seattle region – even before opening the first in the Bay Area  – which did eventually happen … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose: Danny Bowien & Mission Chinese Food and Mission Cantina

If you follow this blog, you may know I’m an avid follower of Charlie Rose and appreciate his more in-depth television interviews. I recently came across this one with Danny Bowien, chef and co-founder of the restaurants Mission Chinese Food and … Continue reading

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Din Tai Fung Opening Inside Westfield Santa Anita Mall in California

So I was a bit pre-occupied at the time and did not blog when the news that Din Tai Fung was opening a new restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area at  San Jose’s Westfield Valley Fair Mall – slated for opening … Continue reading

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Indians Who Love Steak and The Rise of Meat Consumption in Asia

“I actually didn’t eat beef growing up,” he said, with a sly smile, “because of my parents.” The thought – that perhaps he believed the silly religion of his Indian parents – was brushed away like dust off his shoulder, … Continue reading

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Trader Joes Cha Siu Bao vs. Authentic Cha Siu Bao

My toddler son LOVES the cha siu bao from Trader Joes. It’s his favorite thing to eat in the world. If we go to dim sum, he’ll eat the fresh bao but he doesn’t eat it with the  same gusto … Continue reading

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Squid No Go: Korean Woman’s Mouth Gets Inseminated by a Squid

According to a paper published in the Journal of Parasitology, a 63 year old Korean woman’s tongue, cheek, and gums got inseminated by the cooked squid she had just eaten. This abstract explains further: We present a case of stinging … Continue reading

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Chipotle Owners to Launch Shophouse Asian Cuisine Restaurant

Chipotle is dipping their toes into Asian cuisine via ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, a restaurant based on Vietnamese, Thai, and Malay foods, using methodologies from what they’ve learned from their experience at Chipotle [EDITORS NOTE: Otherwise known as the only … Continue reading

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Bok Choy Apparel: T-Shirts, Artists & Community

What better way to show off your love for food and heritage with the t-shirt designs from Bok Choy Apparel. The clothing company celebrates Asian American culture with their unique and quirky shirts for everyone who loves tofu, ramen and … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Dale Talde on Top Chef: All-Stars

It’s been a full week since Dale Talde, most amazing chef in the world, was eliminated from Top Chef: All-Stars. It’s also been about an hour since I fully recovered from this tragic loss to one of the country’s greatest … Continue reading

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No Justice in the World: Din Tai Fung Coming to Seattle

I’ve blogged about the Taiwanese dumplings restaurant chain Din Tai Fung in the past, and just saw this article posted on Facebook from a friend – Din Tai Fung is coming to Seattle. The restaurant will open in a suburb … Continue reading

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Top Chef’s Pretty Padma: Fashionista & Foodie

I love food. I am not terribly fashionable, although some people have said they “like my style.” I’m not sure what that means; maybe I would label my style as casual hippy-urban, because I basically wear flowy tanktops and shorts … Continue reading

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Sushi Popper Push-up Pop

I am all for various food items placed on sticks, but I am having mixed feelings about the Sushi Popper. At first, I thought this was a failed Saturday Night Live skit, but this is an actual item for purchase. … Continue reading

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