Chris Buswell

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Hey McDonald’s, Bring Your Durian Snacks to the United States

It would be your smartest marketing move ever<p>Americans are obsessed with durians. The Asian fruit that, despite having a smell described as …

McDonald's

How the Vietnamese banh mi became New Orleans 'other' sandwich

In most other cities in the world, the incredible local popularity of the banh mi would rightfully earn it the distinction of being called the city’s …

New Orleans

Japan’s Famed Fried Chicken Shop Does Crispy Karaage in Little Tokyo

One of Japan’s best fast casual fried chicken chains has expanded to Los Angeles. <b>Karayama</b> is hosting an official opening party this week in Little Tokyo, unveiling a menu of <i>karaage</i> offered as bowls, set plates, and even as a sandwich on airy <i>shokupan</i> bread.<p>Karayama is a well-known name for much of …

Texas

100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki in 3 Day Art Show

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated …

Art

The Chinese Crayfish Craze Hits the East Village, at Le Sia

The rustic little shop held out longer than many other Ukrainian outposts in the East Village. With its shelves of records, tapes, books, newspapers, dyed Easter eggs, the beeswax styluses used to give those eggs their symmetrical patterns, white smocks and blouses with red and black embroidery, …

East Village

Marugame Udon Takes Its Noodle-Making Machines to the Beverly Center

After opening the first location on Sawtelle location in 2017, with plans to open in the South Coast Plaza in November, Japan’s mega noodle shop <b>Marugame Udon</b> is staying on its rapid expansion track with another Southern California location coming to the Beverly Center on August 23.<p>Marugame Udon …

Los Angeles

Instagram Is Ruining Sushi in NYC

Ask any top sushi chef who’s really studied the craft, and they’ll tell you: The window to eat a perfect piece of sushi is three seconds. In fact, chefs often joke that the best way to serve a piece of sushi would be directly into the patron’s mouth.<p>But a troubling trend is taking place across New …

Japan

Pizza Hut in Korea uses a robot waiter to serve pizza

Pizza Hut is adding a new, non-human member to its team.<p>A robot waiter will serve diners pizzas at a Pizza Hut outlet in western Seoul in South Korea, Yonhap reported Tuesday. The test, which began on Monday, will run for two weeks.<p>The robot, called Dilly Plate, can serve up to 22 kilograms of food …

Pizza Hut

New Ford Territory is an electrified midsize SUV for China

Ford has a new mid-size SUV... but it's not for the US. Hopefully that'll change, and if it does, you'll be glad you know what could be just around the corner.<p>In order to further extend its reach in the Chinese market, Ford has unveiled the new Territory SUV. It was developed with Ford's Chinese …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Beloved Korean Grocer Hmart Coming to San Francisco

Fabled upscale Korean grocer <b>Hmart</b> is opening its first store in San Francisco, its second in Northern California after San Jose location that opened in Spring 2017. The new Hmart will fill a vacancy in the Oceanview Village Shopping Center, replacing the long-shuttered Oceanview Supermarket at 3995 …

San Francisco

New Hao Noodle Delivers a Fresh Level of Thrilling Chinese Fare

Two years ago, when Hao Noodle and Tea opened on Sixth Avenue, it came as a revelation. Here was a nuanced take on several Chinese regional cuisines appearing incongruously in the heart of Greenwich Village. It turns out the chain originated in China, as an offshoot of a restaurant group called …

Food & Dining

Trader Joe's xiao long bao—dare this Chinese food writer say it—is pretty decent

If I’m forced to burn my Chinese card at the end of this review, I will grasp onto it with white knuckles until the very last second. Because I’m …

Food & Dining

How a Prisoner of War Turned this Fussy German Cake into a National Obsession in Japan

While Baumkuchen, or "tree cake," is rare in Germany, it's now found everywhere in Tokyo from 7-11 to fancy department stores.<p>When I lived in Berlin, I was always struck by the fact that German cuisine, which seemed so stubbornly pragmatic most of the time, took a turn for the fantastical when it …

Japan

The Curiously Unusual World of Japanese Pizza

Just about everyone knows that the birthplace of pizza is Italy. However, where can you find the most unique pizzas in the world? For many people, …

Japan

The World’s Most Famous Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Comes to Orange County

Dim sum fanatics, get excited: <b>Tim Ho Wan</b> is coming to Irvine, California. The Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurant has been in steady expansion mode these past few years, opening up two locations in New York City and one in Hawaii. On Tuesday a jump to Las Vegas was also announced, with Southern …

Hong Kong

Japanese Mega Chain Brings Takoyaki Street Food to South Bay

<b>Gindaco</b>, the Japanese <i>takoyaki</i> restaurant chain just opened its doors yesterday in Gardena. The company has over 500 locations worldwide that churn out Japanese snacks specially made in a molded pan. Gindaco’s first U.S. location is inside a Gardena food court directly inside the recently-renovated …

Japan

Longtime Vietnamese Restaurant Pho Grand Will Expand in Upcoming LES Food Hall

Three new vendors that already have a presence in the NYC dining scene have signed on to the ever-growing <b>Market Line</b>food hall on the Lower East Side, the 40-vendor food market slated to open this fall as a part of the sprawling Essex Crossing project.<p>LES pho shop <b>Pho Grand</b> will open in the food hall …

Farm-to-table

Legendary Hong Kong Dim Sum Spot to Open in Las Vegas Next Year

Tim Ho Wan is bringing Michelin-starred dim sum to the Palms Casino Resort.<p>The Las Vegas dining scene just keeps getting better and better. In the …

Hong Kong

Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Restaurant Heads to the Palms

Dim sum worthy of a Michelin star in Hong Kong heads to the Palms next year. <b>Tim Ho Wan</b> plans to open at 5,055-square-foot Cantonese dim sum restaurant in the new casino expansion on the western side of the resort.<p>Since opening in 2009 in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district, Tim Ho Wan earned a Michelin …

Hong Kong

14 Masters of the Banh Mi Sandwich in Seattle

Where to order one of the most recognizable Vietnamese dishes<p>Seattle’s Vietnamese scene is wonderfully diverse, but after a steamy bowl of pho, the Vietnamese-French banh mi is one of the most recognizable dishes from Vietnamese cuisine. The banh mi makes an ideal meal any time of year, but it’s …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dumpling craze hits Des Moines with this fast-casual East Village dumpling house

CLOSE<p>Move over Unicorn Frappuccino, these rainbow-colored noodles are the next big thing.<p>A highly-anticipated fusion-style dumpling house has opened …

East Village

Updated Porsche Macan makes debut in Shanghai

A new Porsche Macan is here, with the SUV making its world premiere Wednesday in Shanghai. Porsche had signaled that the model was due for an update earlier this summer when it released photos of the new Macan testing in Lesotho. The Macan first went on sale in 2014.<p>It's immediately clear that …

Porsche

Popular LA Tonkotsu Ramen Shop Opens in NYC

An opening and two closings<p>In East Village, LA-based ramen shop <b>Tatsu Ramen</b> opened its first NYC outpost at 167 First Ave. For now, it’s only open for dinner and late-night, but it will soon start opening at 11 a.m. All orders are placed on iPads. Debuting in 2012, Tatsu has two locations in …

Villavicencio

Wallingford’s Soba Specialist Is One of America’s Best New Restaurants

Eater’s roving restaurant critic, Bill Addison, has named Fremont Japanese restaurant <b>Kamonegi</b> one of the best new restaurants in America for 2018. Previous versions of Addison’s annual list have shined a spotlight on local heavyweights like Junebaby, Salare, and Bateau. He argues that now, “the …

Seattle

Vietnamese Barbecue Heads to NYC This Fall From Acclaimed Madame Vo Team

One of the city’s top pho parlors is expanding the bounds of Vietnamese cuisine in NYC with the opening of a restaurant focused on a genre not yet seen here: Vietnamese barbecue.<p>Come October, the owners of acclaimed Madame Vo in the East Village are opening <b>Madame Vo BBQ</b> nearby at 104 Second Ave. at …

East Village

This hidden gem in downtown Berkeley will satisfy your Japanese snack cravings

Get Japanese curry, takoyaki, dango, omusubi, gyu-don and even natto at this tiny snack shop on Center Street.

Japan

2018 Taste of Korea Festival

It's a colorful celebration of Korean culture, featuring music, dancing and of course, authentic Korean food.<p>This weekend is The Taste of Korea …

Festivals

BAPE to Release Special 20th Anniversary Snoopy Ginza Collection

A Japan exclusive.<p>BAPE is teaming up with Peanuts to release a special 20th Anniversary Snoopy Ginza Collection. As part of the celebration of …

Japan

Japan’s $150 Chicken Skewers Are Coming to New York City

“When you dine at Torishiki, look at Ikegawa-san’s hands,” chef Kentaro Nakahara said to me last month, almost in a whisper, as I sat at the kitchen …

New York City

Vietnamese Food Truck Saigon Le Vendeur Starts Slinging Banh Mi in Downtown Austin

<b>Saigon Le Vendeur</b>, the newly minted Eater 38 food truck, <b>opened</b> its <b>second location</b> in downtown Austin. The Vietnamese truck will be found in the corner lot at <b>Congress Avenue and 3rd Street</b>, taking over <b>Snap Kitchen</b>’s space, which is now <b>closed</b>, as noted by an eagle-eyed tipster.<p>Chef and owner Tebi …

Sustainability