11 dim sum restaurants that use push carts in New York City

October 26, 2015 / 0 comments

I’ve heard that some dim sum restaurants have moved away from pushcarts so that their small plates come out hotter and fresher.

Does dim sum have MSG? Yes, but how much MSG varies by dish

October 19, 2015 / 0 comments

Let’s just start out by saying that it’s not easy to get dim sum without MSG… and some might argue that you aren’t truly eating dim sum if it doesn’t have some monosodium glutamate in it.

Does Panda Express have MSG in their food despite their claims?

December 16, 2014 / 23 comments

I normally avoid Panda Express, the largest Chinese fast-food joint in the United States. Actually, as far as my regular diet is concerned, I stay away from all fast food chains.

Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles (What’s in a name?)

September 4, 2014 / 0 comments

What’s in the name?  When in Chinatown, the names of stores and restaurants can be nonsensical, include random numbers, and state ridiculous claims

Roasted duck and chicken in Chinatown windows

Gallery: 17 days in New York’s Chinatown

September 3, 2014 / 0 comments

As of September 1st, I’m in-between apartments and will spend the next 2-3 weeks in Chinatown. Specifically, sleeping on my grandma’s sofa in Confucius Plaza.  

Pagoda Inn, Plymouth MI

The Chinese restaurant as the gateway to the “American Dream”

August 29, 2014 / 0 comments

My family owned a Chinese restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan for more than 35 years. It was their livelihood and played a large part in our lives.  

Fake Facebook Post about Chinese restaurant serving cats, dogs, and rats

Fake Facebook Post: Chinese restaurant shut down for serving rats, cats, pups, and stereotypes

May 20, 2014 / 7 comments

Scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across a shocking image of what looked like a frozen bag of rats/mice.

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