Sigh. I realize asking this is akin to asking for the latest, greatest in music, or the recent trend in U.S. politics, but I'm doing background for an article on Asian food, "Asian" meaning everything that isn't South Asian. In a tight 2,000 word piece, what do you think general readers should know about the latest and greatest in Asian food and restaurant trends, health aspects, new products, etc? Obviously, this is a just-scratching-the-surface treatment, but welcome to magazine journalism, amigo. The obvious trend is the emergence of pan-Asian fusion, but that itself is vast.
This is terra unfirma for me. I will be interviewing noted experts, etc., but your preliminary help is most welcome. Please don't ask about the name of the pub, but Chowhound will be given proper credit.