Enter To Win Tickets Here Buy Tickets Here If you’ve lived long enough, you’ll remember that thirty years ago, eating raw fish in a Japanese restaurant sounded bizarre and even a bit disgusting to most Americans. Nowadays, famous actors consume so much sushi that they give themselves mercury poisoning. In the early part of this  […]  Read more

Chef Morimoto’s Maguro Carving Demo

On May 18th, we attended one of the finest walk-around tastings that we’ve been to. Chef Masaharu Morimoto hosted a benefit for The Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and he called on a few of his chef buddies to help create a special evening at the Harvard Club called Chefs Cook for Japan. The  […]  Read more

Anita Lo Kicks Off The 2011 LUCKYRICE Festival

It’s been a year in the planning so you can imagine how excited we were when we kicked off the 2011 LUCKYRICE Festival last night at annisa. Here’s a picture of the two stars of last night’s LUCKYRICE Kick-Off Dinner Presented by HSBC Bank: Chef Anita Lo and Danielle Chang, the founder of LUCKYRICE. What  […]  Read more

Stirring Up Some Controversy

CNN’s Eatocracy Blog asked LUCKYRICE founder Danielle Chang to provide them with 5 Misconceptions About Asian Food for their 5@5 series. Her list sparked a heated debate on the CNN page about the relative authenticity of various Asian foods in America. Clearly, food and cultural identity are closely tied together and folks have strong feelings  […]  Read more

Happy Year of the Rabbit!

LUCKYRICE’s Marketing + Event Assistant Anna Maria Lee reminisces about Lunar New Year in Korea. Mark your calendar and get ready to fill your belly on February 3rd, 2011. The day is known as Seol-nal (Lunar New Year) in Korea and is more popularly known elsewhere as the Chinese New Year. Usually a week before  […]  Read more

Japanese Microbrews – Introducing COEDO Beer

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

How to Make Beef Rendang

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.

Head to Hung Ry for Some Delicious Hand-Pulled Noodles

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

Izakaya Hopping in the East Village

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

Asian Influence at the 2010 New York Food & Wine Festival

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