Tag: LUCKYRICE

Dreaming of Dumplings

When people think of Asian cuisine, one of the first dishes that comes to mind are dumplings. Yes, these cute, dough-wrapped delights are mouthwateringly delicious but, within this broad category, there are so many variations: Japan has gyoza, China has xiaolongbao, and Korea has mandu. Rather than eating the standard pan-fried dumplings with soy sauce, switch it up by exploring these variations  […]  Read more

A Former United Nations Official Turned…Chef?

A self-taught chef, Simpson Wong has created a name for himself in the Asian culinary world with his ability to integrate various global influences into his cooking. Having a strong appreciation for clean simple flavors, Chef Wong prides himself on using fresh organic produce for his market-to-table menu. With two restaurants already under his belt, Jefferson and Café  […]  Read more

“Make Sausage, Not War”

When most people think of Korean BBQ, they think of a sit-down restaurant with a built-in charcoal grill, an endless assortment of side dishes, and of course, juicy marinated meat. Founded by brothers Yong and Ted Kim, along with Chef Chris Oh, Seoul Sausage Company has become a premier force behind cutting edge Korean BBQ. After winning  […]  Read more

From Wine Director to Ramen Greatness

When most people think of NYC’s best slurp shops, Ippudo, Totto, and Ivan Ramen initially come to mind. However, a quick trip out to Long Island City’s Mu Ramen will transport your taste buds directly to the streets of Tokyo. A Korean adopted into a Jewish household, Joshua Smookler first fell in love with this noodle dish during a visit to Ippudo. Rather than  […]  Read more

Noreetuh Brings Palm Trees to NYC’s Concrete Jungle

June 11th marks Kamehameha Day, a public holiday in Hawaii honoring Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first unified the Islands. When it comes to Hawaiian cuisine in NYC, we’ve found our new favorite spot: noreetuh. A former sous chef at Per Se and Lincoln Ristorante, Chef Chung Chow is no stranger to New York City’s restaurant  […]  Read more

The Woman Who Defeated Mario Batali on Iron Chef

Anita Lo, chef and owner of Annisa in NYC, is one of the most respected chefs in the country and has carved a name for herself through her passion, hard work, and talent. For Anita, all cooking is fusion cooking and her inventive cuisine reflects her multicultural upbringing and classic French training, while breaking down preconceived notions of what American food is and should be. As  […]  Read more