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By Chris Buswell | The Intersection of Eastern and Western Cultures

Buddha Bruddah Is Parking Its Asian-Inspired Plate Lunch on Rainier Avenue

<b>Buddha Bruddah</b> food truck, which specializes in combinations of Asian dishes inspired by the Hawaiian plate lunch, is putting the finishing touches on a brick-and-mortar restaurant that owners Mark and Andrea Mizer hope to open in March.<p>The Mizers took over for the former Seattle’s Best Pho and …

Seattle

16 Essential Vietnamese Restaurants in OC’s Little Saigon

Few culinary traditions boast the kaleidoscopic range of flavors and textures of Vietnamese cuisine. Built on the principles of the five fundamental tastes (spicy, sour, bitter, salty, and sweet), what began initially as a food culture built around preserving food and avoiding waste evolved into …

Vietnam

North America’s Best Cantonese Food Is in Canada

The sweet and sour pork at Hoi Tong in Richmond, BC, certainly looked familiar enough: Our server set down a plate heaped with glossy, battered nuggets. Blocks of pineapple and curled pieces of red and green bell peppers speckled the dish like colorful flags planted on a bare mountain. Its …

Restaurants

Dim Sum Photos At Hong Kong Disneyland Prove It's Almost Too Adorable To Eat

Disney continues to prove to us over and over again that it knows how to provide a magical experience. A trip to Disneyland is truly one of a kind, …

Walt Disney Company

When Hong Kong’s first McDonald’s opened in 1975 ‘and they poured in’ to try hamburgers | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>“The Hamburger.</b> It’s to North America what noodles are to the Chinese or pasta to the Italians. A real Hamburger that is. Not the rubbery ball of …

McDonald's

Hotel Kabuki Unveils New Bar for Japanese Whisky and Traditional Tea Ceremony

<b>Impressive new bar at the Hotel Kabuki</b><p>A central part of the boutique Japantown Hotel Kabuki’s $31 million remodel, a new bar, opens next Thursday, January 25. Stephanie Wheeler, whose cocktail pedigree includes the bar Hojoko at The Verb Hotel in Boston and famed Chicago tiki bar Three Dots and a …

Restaurants

Sticky Rice Expands to Echo Park With Thai Street Food Classics

Grand Central Market Thai food stalwart <b>Sticky Rice</b> will be opening an Echo Park restaurant in the <b>Xoia</b> space on Sunset Blvd a few blocks from Dodger Stadium by the end of February. Xoia Vietnamese Eats will hand the keys over to restaurateur <b>Dave Tewasart</b> and Sticky Rice Restaurant Group on February …

Los Angeles

NYC’s Growing Taiwanese Scene Adds a New Beef Noodle Soup Specialist

Taiwanese comfort food has a new home in the East Village starting today. <b>Ho Foods</b> is a new restaurant from chef-owner <b>Richard Ho</b>, who opened a series of Ho Foods pop-ups in 2015 and 2016. It specializes in beef noodle soup, presenting a modernized take on homestyle Taiwanese food.<p>The 10-seat …

Restaurants

Seattle's Must-Try Ramen Restaurants

Nothing is more comforting than soup on a chilly day, and one of this city’s hottest trends in slurping is ramen. Forget those packets of dried …

Seattle

Silver Lake’s Mae Ploy Thai Restaurant to Close After 26 Years

After 26 years, <b>Mae Ploy</b> will close for service in Silver Lake on January 28. The longstanding restaurant decided to close because owner, <b>Amnaj Lungorn</b> will retire. According to Lungorn’s son, Kevin Lungorn, the family-operated business plans to reopen in a new location in the coming year, and …

Los Angeles

NYC’s Hottest Chinese Noodle Craze Is Getting a Big New Player

A chef whose family opened one of New York’s best Yunnan restaurants is striking out on his own — bringing the increasingly locally popular rice noodle <i>mixian</i> to a new shop in Greenwich Village called <b>South of the Clouds</b>.<p>Chef <b>Lihen Geng</b>’s father Side is behind Yun Nan Flavour Garden, a Sunset Park …

New York City

Watch: Bruce Lee’s Favorite Dish Is Hidden in Seattle’s Oldest Chinese Restaurant

<i>Cooking in America</i> is in Seattle for its brand new season, and we’re kicking things off with the iconic Tai Tung — Seattle’s oldest Chinese restaurant. It’s managed by third-generation owner Harry Chan, and like his father and brother before him, he has dedicated his life to the restaurant.<p>The over …

Restaurants

South Park’s Popular Asian-Tex-Mex Fusion Restaurant Is Closed

Well-received <b>Phorale</b>, the South Park mini-mart food counter specializing in a mash-up of Asian and Tex-Mex flavors, has closed after nearly two years in business. Despite a tiny kitchen, Phorale won hearts with dishes including twists on the banh mi sandwich, pho, spicy pork egg rolls, and curly …

Seattle

Korean fast food chain opens its first U.S. location in Concord

A popular South Korean fast food chain dubbed the "McDonald's of Korea" set its sights on Concord as the location of its first American restaurant.<p>Mom's Touch, as it's called, serves traditional American and Korean fare, like bulgogi burgers, chicken breast sandwiches, teriyaki steamed rice and …

Restaurants

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Coming To Culver City

Hello Kitty fans can look forward to various exclusive treats and limited-edition collectibles special to the Cafe Truck.<p>CULVER CITY, CA – The Hello …

Cats

DaDong Brings a Sophisticated Version of Beijing Roast Duck to NYC

Don’t let anyone tell you finding <b>DaDong</b> is easy. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, this much anticipated appearance of a upscale Chinese restaurant chain with 10 Beijing locations specializes in Peking duck, with some outposts boasting Michelin stars. The New York location, seating more than …

New York City

Coming of age: 1 in 8 new adults in Tokyo are not Japanese, ward figures show

Monday was Coming-of-Age Day, when thousands of new Japanese adults celebrated turning 20 while wearing traditional kimono in commemoration …

Tokyo

An Affordable New Japanese Rice Bowl Restaurant Opens in Downtown LA

<b>Takasan</b> is a brand new Japanese rice bowl restaurant that opened quietly a few weeks ago on December 22 along 7th Street in the former Hummus Republic space. Founded by <b>Tucker Iida</b>, Takasan offers a new take on classic Japanese donburi, or rice bowls. Start with the iconic <i>oyakodon</i>, pairing tender …

Los Angeles

A Luxury Sake Bar from Tokyo Eyes New York Opening

A super upscale sake bar from Tokyo with sake tasting menus and $700 bottles is headed to New York. <b>Twelv</b>, which specializes in sake and Japanese tapas made from organic ingredients, is scouting spaces in Soho and the West Village, according to Norihiro Tacamizuma, CEO of the company that will open …

Japan

The Absolute Best Bowls of Ramen in Las Vegas

The concept of "Vegas cuisine" is inextricably tied to the Strip, and that's unfortunate: some of the most interesting restaurants are located off …

Restaurants

Handmade SGV-Style Dumplings Arrive in the Heart of Highland Park

It’s dumpling time in Highland Park, as the folks behind Monrovia’s Luscious Dumplings set up shop along Figueroa. Their new space is called <b>Mason’s Dumpling Shop</b>, and it’s officially cooking as of this past weekend.<p>Mason’s is an even more casual offshoot of what is already one of greater Los …

Los Angeles

U’Maki Sushi Burrito’s Second Location Rolls Into Katy This Spring

U’Maki Sushi Burrito, Houston’s favorite spot for raw-fish-filled seaweed wraps that look like giant sushi rolls, is expanding to a second location.<p>Owner Byron Lee tells Eater that the restaurant’s second outpost is expected to open in the coming months at The Shoppes at Grand Crossing in Katy, at …

Houston

Tapas-Style Korean Eatery 'Jijime' Opens In Little Russia

One month after a soft opening, Jijime is up and running six nights a week in Little Russia, serving Asian fusion with a Korean bent.<p>After a brief …

Restaurants

When is Chinese New Year 2018 and which animal is it this year?

<b>Chinese New Year 2018 is soon upon us and unlike the British New Year, the date differs annually.</b><p>The yearly Chinese holiday is celebrated globally …

Recreation

Crossushi, A Cross Between Croissants & Sushi, Is The 2018 Food Trend You Never Saw Coming

Sometimes, triumphant love stories are sparked in the pantry. Think: The classic romance of peanut butter and jelly; the timeless love between milk …

Restaurants

Pho and Natural Wine Come Together at Last in the International District

Introducing the International District to the unorthodox pairing of wine and pho, highly anticipated <b>Pho Bac Súp Shop</b> restaurant and <b>Vita Uva</b> natural wine shop are now open at 1240 S Jackson St.<p>Pho Bac, of course, is Seattle’s original pho producer, with locations in the ID, Rainier Valley, and Denny …

Seattle

Warriors unveil new Chinese Heritage alternate uniforms

The Warriors unveiled their new Chinese Heritage alternate uniforms Wednesday morning.<p>The Chinese Heritage uniforms are a nod to the Bay Area’s strong ties to Chinese-American history. Three of the top five Asian populations in the U.S. are Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose, and Golden State has …

Basketball

Japan looks to welcome 4th-generation Japanese living abroad

The Justice Ministry will take a step to allow fourth-generation Japanese immigrants in Latin America and elsewhere to work in their ancestors’ home …

Latin America

San Francisco’s Babu Ji Team Opening New Santa Barbara Restaurant

<b>Babu Ji</b> chef Jessi Singh and partner Jennifer Singh will open a new Santa Barbara, California restaurant, wine bar, and bottle shop called <b>Bibi Ji</b>. The restaurant should open by early 2018 with Jessi Singh’s signature playful and innovative approach to Indian cuisine. The Singhs are partnering with …

Restaurants