Category: Etc.

Mid-Autumn Festival: What to Eat

You were just invited to a family reunion dinner by your close friend who also happens to be Chinese. The scene very much reminds you of your own family’s Thanksgiving get togethers: overflowing plates of food and bottles of alcohol cover the tables as everyone is preoccupied with catching up on months’ worth of life events. But, hold on – everyone’s Asian, it’s September, and […]


The Business of Drinking in Asia

You’re at a local Chinese restaurant for some late night greasy grub and you look over to see a group of diners drinking from exceptionally small shot glasses and unfamiliar bottles of alcohol. It’s definitely not soju and probably not sake – what could it be? Alcohol consumption plays a key role in both business and […]

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Manhattan’s Best Shaved Cream Desserts

With high temperatures and unbearable levels of humidity throughout New York City, all we can think about is staying cool. Trade in your ice cream and waffle cone for some shaved cream, the next best thing in frozen desserts. This evolution of Taiwanese and Korean shaved ices pairs the fluffy texture of ‘snow’ with the […]

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“My Big Little Town”

Check out our founder Danielle Chang’s first ever advertisement for the 2015 Toyota Camry, “My Big Little Town”, here:

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A Malay Gem Hidden Inside…An American Sports Bar?

  Walking into Fish Market on a Sunday night, there are a few people sitting at the bar watching the basketball game and a few sitting in the back conquering their lobsters. This is a Malaysian restaurant? There was no distinct savory Malay curry aroma permeating the air, but rather, just that of stale beer from last night’s festivities. Am […]


Balut at Maharlika

I ate my first balut at Maharlika in the East Village. It was much better tasting than I expected. Lots of yolk sitting in a broth and the baby duck of course which had a texture and taste almost like foie gras. They are doing some very interesting and very tasty modernized versions of classic […]

Q&A with Sang Yoon

We are honored to be working with Sang Yoon as the host chef for our Los Angeles Night Market debut on August 4, 2012. We sat down with the inventive and irascible chef/owner of Lukshon and Father’s Office, home to one of the best burgers in the country (Daniel Boulud called it his favorite), to […]

Epic Northern Thai Feast at Lotus of Siam

We joined Chefs Pichet Ong, Andy Ricker and Paul Qui and restauranteur Moo Nabon for a bona fide northern Thai feast. Thank you to Andy for explaining some of these dishes. If you find yourself in Vegas, Lotus of Siam is well worth the trip off The Strip.

A Winning Year for Paul Qui

Top Chef? Won that. James Beard Award? Got one of those. Next on the list? LUCKYRICE (lucky for us)! As you may have read in a previous email, LUCKYRICE is producing a Night Market in Las Vegas on June 23. Twenty of the country’s top Asian chefs are checking into The Cosmopolitan for the event, […]