Flipping the Bird for Thanksgiving

Need something impressive to bring to Thanks(Friends)giving? Wow your family and friends by ditching your go-to turkey and trying this Asian twist on a weeknight classic from Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables.  We guarantee you’ll flip your allegiance from one bird to the other with this recipe. To order your copy, visit Vietnamese  […]  Read more

Larb Over Lanterns

Loi Krathong, the annual Thai celebration that pays respect to the goddess of water, is upon us next Monday, November 14. As people in Thailand release thousands of lanterns into the moonlit sky and float handmade lotus-shaped rafts in the water, we’ll be celebrating with some larb and curry stateside. Here’s our roundup of noteworthy  […]  Read more

Drink Your Dumpling Away

What’s more comforting on a cold day than pans of steaming xiaolongbao (aka XLB)? XL XLBs. Drunken Dumpling, located in the heart of the East Village in NYC, has hit the Big Apple by storm with its monster-sized version of this classic Chinese dumpling. In this episode of LUCKYINSIDER, we speak with the mastermind behind  […]  Read more

A Hearty Stew for the Perfect Winter Night-In

Roman-Chinese Oxtail Stew serves 4 Italian and Chinese home cooking share many similarities: While it may not be obvious, both cultures have a love of offal, such as tripe and liver, and so this oxtail-based dish perfectly fuses the two traditions on one plate. Simmer the oxtails in a combination of classic Italian ragù ingredients like red wine and  […]  Read more

To Slurp or Not to Slurp

A bowl of ramen consists of four core elements: broth, tare, noodles, and toppings. With several varieties within each element, every ramen shop crafts its own “blend”, usually specializing in one style of ramen. From the familiar tonkotsu ramen to the underrated tsukemen, our popular ramen tasting will explore the basic characteristics of a number  […]  Read more

“Sweetness From the Heavens”

From kitchen porter to owner and chef, Nick Wang’s Amami Sushi is a one-stop shop for all of your Japanese cravings in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The philosophy behind the restaurant reflects the meaning behind its name – “sweetness from the heavens” – where sourcing high-quality and fresh ingredients is the foundation of each of the dishes.  […]  Read more

LUCKYINSIDER: Ann Redding of Uncle Boons

Want to experience a fiery, beer-soaked dinner on a cool September evening in expat Bangkok? Head to Uncle Boons in the heart of SoHo, New York City. Born to a Thai mother and American father, chef and co-owner Ann Redding had the special privilege of growing up between both countries and being introduced to their  […]  Read more

An Insider’s Look: LUCKYRICE LA Slurpfest

Our popular ramen tasting will return to DTLA for its second installment with four ramen shops across Los Angeles. This traditional Japanese dish has evolved throughout the U.S. and each of our participants will showcase their unique spin on slurp-worthy noodles. Here’s an insider’s look into this year’s participants: LUCKYRICE: Broth, tare, noodles, or toppings  […]  Read more

The Lone Star State’s Rising Culinary Star

Houston’s critical darling and crowd-favorite Oxheart has a progressive perspective on regional cuisine. Its co-owner and executive chef, Justin Yu, was recently named Best Chef: Southwest by the prestigious James Beard Foundation and has now been recognized on a national scale for delicately delicious dishes. Here we speak with the host of our inaugural Houston  […]  Read more


From Seattle to Miami, poké-sanity has swept the nation. With multiple restaurants including PokiNometry (Los Angeles), Aloha Poké Co. (Chicago), and Prime Fish (Miami) dedicated to this iconic Hawaiian dish, it’s hard not to jump on the bandwagon. Rather than wait in a crazy long line, try this refreshing and healthy recipe in the comfort of your own kitchen from Danielle Chang’s Lucky Rice: Stories and  […]  Read more