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Chrysanthemum Tea and TRL: The Cast of 'Family Style' on What It Means to be Asian American

This article is part of our ongoing spotlight for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Star-studded new web series Family Style takes a look at the diverse fabric of Asian food culture in America...

Sunny's Donuts | Ukiah - Mendocino County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Last week I stopped by Sunny's Donuts in Ukiah, a Cambodian-owned, 24-hour donut shop. I asked for recs from the engaging proprietress and bought two of those suggestions. She comped on a handful o...

"This 104-year-old Oakland seed company makes traditional cooking possible for Asian Americans"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Berkleyside did a nice profile on Oakland's Kitazawa Seed Company. "Right now, Shiroyama says the most popular seed varieties for home gardeners to plant for a summer harvest are Japanese cucum...

Can I eat the top of baby leeks?

by eugenep 3 months ago

I googled this question and there is no answer online. Mature leeks sold in Western grocers - you can't eat the top bc it's too tough  But baby leeks are sold in Asian grocers. Because it's...

Porcelain or melamine Asian utensils?

by VFish 3 months ago

Hi, I am getting ready to put in an order for more Japanese made porcelain pieces that are back in stock and I wanted to get some Asian soup spoons. I was also considering some chopsticks but I ha...

What Asian dish brings you comfort or reminds you of home?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

The Washington Post asks for reader submissions. "Food can be a great source of comfort, especially now during the pandemic. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,...

Soy Glaze Recipe & Storage

by loves2cook82 4 months ago

Hello, I have a pork & rice noodle recipe I love and make frequently that calls for soy glaze. Rather than a store-bought version, I've been making my own. There's a variety of recipes out ther...

5/1 Bake Love Not Hate Fundraiser for the AAPI Community, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

This might be the best chance to snag a Boichik bagel . . . it is contributing 20 dozen bagels for the bake sale to be held at the Athletic Club in Oakland. "THE BAKE SALE May 1, 2021, from 1...

5/1 Bake Sale to Protect AAPI Lives | Zuni Cafe - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Saturday May 1 starting at 11am, an all star roster of our area's finest bakers and pastry chefs is raising money to protect AAPI lives. Hosted by Zuni Cafe (1658 Market St, SF), 100% of proceeds f...

May Dinner Series by Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate is offering a curated dinner series each Tuesday during the month of May in San Francisco, Washington DC and Manhattan to use the power of food to raise awareness and funds...

Silkie/Black Chicken?

by blaidd82 7 months ago

Hi all! I’m looking for a Boston-area Asian restaurant that has silkie/black chicken on the menu. Thanks!

April 17, Bay Area Businesses Against Asian Hate, Day of Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Today, Saturday, April 17 is the Day of Action against Asian Hate. More than 100 Bay Area businesses have committed to a solidarity action to fight racism, such as "Donating a portion of profits fr...

H Mart opening in San Francisco this spring

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"the store intends to open as early as later this month and the official day will be posted on its website. The representative declined to comment on what took so long to open. The soon-to-open ...

Dining for AAPI in Mountain View, April 14 & 15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Join us on April 14th and 15th in Mountain View, CA to dine out against Anti-Asian hate and discrimination. A portion of the proceeds from the businesses listed will be donated to the www.stopaapi...

LAKSA - Home Cooking Dish of the Month (DOTM), March 2021

by LulusMom 7 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for March 2021. Our dish this month is laksa. Once again I rely on Wikipedia for a definitive description: Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in the Peranakan...

Free Sushi Sandwich at Moonstar in SSF for the vaccinated

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Finally there is a light at the end of the tunnel, with the news that we have all been waiting for, COVID-19 vaccinations are soon to be available to everyone age 16 and older starting April 15th ...

Asian Cajun Crawfish Boil

by michiiip 4 years ago

- panchi crawfish boil ingredients list - 30 lbs. Of crawfish (1 large bag) Stock pot: - 4 lemons sliced - 4 oranges sliced - 1 large grapefruit sliced - 2 cup louisiana boil powder - 2...

Palm sugar - has to be cooked?!

by canel2150 6 months ago

I bought palm sugar for the first time today and used it in a dressing for green papaya salad, as the recipe called for. While cleaning up I noticed the package says "must be cooked before consumpt...

Fried rice - the simple great tasting daily dish

by CHSeifert 7 months ago

How do you make your fried rice ? I’m a fan. I make fried rice 1-2 times a month. It’s a mainstay for me now. I start out by cooking the rice in the early afternoon. Then let it rest. In t...

Growing Asian Vegetables in Cool Summers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Thursday, March 4 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm "This workshop will cover the basics of cultivating different varieties of Asian vegetables in the cool summers of the Bay Areas coastline. We will explore...

SCALLION PANCAKE -- Home Cooking Dish of the Month, January 2021

by masha 9 months ago

Welcome to the Reporting Thread for our January 2021 Dish of the Month (“DOTM”), Scallion Pancake. Thanks to all the hounds who participated during the nomination and voting phases for our Ja...