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NY Feast: The Badass New Yorker Behind the East Village’s Tim Ho Wan

Three pendants dangle with purpose from Tony’s neck. “This is Burmese jade,” he says pointing to the Chinese chimera hanging from one of the cords, “it’s like 5 mythical animals combined into one. It wards of spirits and bad luck.” The first couple buttons on his fitted, yellow, shirt lay undone and it’s impossible for  […]  Read more

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

It’s Shochu’s Night Out!

“It has never, ever, happened in this city before,” says Chizuko Niikawa excitedly while sipping nutty green tea at Robataya in the East Village. I had joined her—a certified sake sommelier—and shochu blogger Stephen Lyman to talk about Japanese shochu, which is readying for its New York City close-up next week with two major events  […]  Read more