Category: Etc.

Serve Thanksgiving With Asian Flair

It’s Thursday but for some reason it feels like a Sunday. It smells like dinner but you know it has to be morning because it’s light out. Then again, it gets dark out at 3pm now that you’ve set your clock back for Daylight Savings. You walk into the kitchen and see signs of unusual  […]  Read more

LUCKYRICE alum An Choi to Open Di An Di in Greenpoint

We’re unapologetic braggers when it comes to our network of emerging talent in Asian and Asian-inspired cuisines. So many great chefs have debuted or incubated at LUCKYRICE Grand Feasts over the course of the last decade. Few of these inaugural upstarts delight us like the Lower East Side gem, Ăn Chơi. The restaurant is as well  […]  Read more

10 Japanese Reasons to Learn Spanish

Hola, gatitos! In our ongoing requiem to Miami’s Latin-Asian fusion bonanza, the Luckyrice team is learning it’s not just food, but our languages that have a lot of crossover appeal.  Some of it’s just straight up assimilation.  Here are just some of our favorite Spanish and Portuguese to Japanese convergences. Just make sure you’re using them in  […]  Read more

#LuckyriceHouston: Underbelly’s Chef Chris Shepard on Hurricane Harvey

LUCKYRICE: Can you tell us a little more about Underbelly’s conception as a Creole restaurant? It’s influenced by the burgeoning amount of diversity found in Houston but if you could share with us a bit more about you got into cooking and you see culture and cuisine to be reflective of one another.  Chef Chris:  […]  Read more

#LuckyriceHouston: Uchi’s Duong Nguyen on Hurricane Harvey

Paying homage to what it means to be #HoustonStrong, we wanted to give the unsung heroes in the restaurant industry a chance to speak for themselves and recount their experiences of Hurricane Harvey. Here Uchi Houston’s Duong Nguyen, a sushi chef who has been at Uchi since November 2015, shares his story.  Hurricane Harvey was  […]  Read more

#LuckyriceHouston: Uchi’s Anthony Pham on Hurricane Harvey

Paying homage to what it means to be #HoustonStrong, we wanted to give the unsung heroes in the restaurant industry a chance to speak for themselves and recount their experiences of Hurricane Harvey. Here we chatted with Uchi Houston’s Anthony Pham, a server and one of their primary floor trainers who has been at Uchi  […]  Read more

#LuckyriceHouston: Uchi’s Huan Do on Hurricane Harvey

Paying homage to what it means to be #HoustonStrong, we wanted to give the unsung heroes in the restaurant industry a chance to speak for themselves and recount their experiences of Hurricane Harvey. Here we chatted with Uchi Houston’s Huan Do, a server and bartender who has been at Uchi since September 2013. How was  […]  Read more

#LuckyriceNY: 10Below: Wilson Tam’s Chinatown

Sitting huddled around a computer screen with eyes half shut and mouths wide open, Wilson Tam, Richard Tam and David Chen, marveled at the phenomenon that Thailand called, “street food”: rolled ice cream. Whether it was a pang of late-night hunger or destiny that aroused entrepreneurial dreams pointing to an empire of foodie fandom, history  […]  Read more

Step Into Spring with Some Asian Greens

When farmers markets abound with fiddlehead ferns, baby artichokes and spring onions, spring has sprung. While I am infatuated with these seasonal treasures, spring also brings an abundance of tender greens favored in Asian cooking, like chrysanthemum greens (a.k.a. tong ho in Chinese, shingiku in Japanese or tan o in Vietnamese), a grassy, herbaceous and  […]  Read more