Japan’s craft beer industry has gone from non-existent to flourishing in the past 16 years. And, it’s all thanks to the normally bumbling Japanese government. In a stroke of genius, the government officials changed the regulations on beer production in 1994 making it possible for microbreweries to sprout all over the country, giving Japanese beer […] Read more
Zak Pelaccio of Fatty Crab and Fatty Cue showed the audience at this year’s Talk + Taste event how to make the classic Malaysian dish Beef Rendang.
Ever since the Momofuku Noodle Bar set downtown New Yorkers hearts on fire with noodle desire, shops have been popping up all over the place. The latest to hit the scene is called Hung Ry, at 55 Bond Street, just down the block from Il Buco, The Smile and kitty corner from Peels. This restaurant […] Read more
I have very fond memories of the two years I spent as a fresh college grad teaching English deep in the Japanese countryside in a nearly forgotten place called Toyama, a place most Japanese can’t locate on a map. During that time, I had ample opportunity to sample some of the local brews with many […] Read more
This year, Danielle and I tried as much as possible to avoid the overcrowded, mass-market events at the New York Food & Wine Festival. One year on Pier 54 was more than enough for us. Not only were there very few things worth tasting last year but it felt as if we were in a […] Read more
We just posted a short video on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/luckyricedotcom) about how to make kim chi. Your instructor, should you choose to learn, is the gorgeous and talented Jennifer Maeng, the founder of the restaurant Korean Temple Cuisine and a former Miss Korea New York. Check out how she does the entire cooking demo […] Read more
This story is about a strange moment where the two disparate worlds of Chinese Communist Party politics and cooking collide. The New York Times ran the headline “A Chinese Cooking Contest, Without Any Chefs from China.” The story was about how the Chinese government had denied visas to eleven chefs scheduled to compete in a […] Read more
With the LUCKYRICE VIP Passport, receive priority access to all three of our marquee evening events–Opening Night Cocktail Party, Night Market and Grand Feast of Asian Flavors! Passport will provide exclusive early access to all events and VIP privileges including opportunities to meet-and-greet with celebrity chefs and mixologists, special tastings and loaded VIP gift bags. […] Read more