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.

Goodbyes: Iconic Pearl City Mart to close massive SoHo store in December

September 26, 2015 / 3 comments

Pearl River Mart is a three-level department store you wouldn’t expect to see on the busiest, most tourist-heavy, bustling street in the heart of Soho’s retail center.

Joong: Chinese sticky “rice dumplings” wrapped in bamboo leaves

June 29, 2015 / 0 comments

Every year around this time of the year, my grandma makes a batch of joong in celebration of the Duanwu Festival.

Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial

February 20, 2015 / 0 comments

Here’s a cheesy Chinese New Year commercial from the NBA featuring Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Steph Curry, Benny the Bull and Dwyane Wade.

My favorite kung fu hustle scenes

Kung Fu Hustle: The scene when Coolie, Tailor, and Baker defeat the Axe Gang

January 7, 2015 / 0 comments

I rarely ever watch a movie more than once. Even in the case of movies that I’ve raved about don’t inspire me to watch them over.

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.

Are Asian immigrants being pushed onto subway tracks a coincidence or something else?

November 17, 2014 / 3 comments

I don’t know what number constitutes a pattern, but after a 61-year Chinese immigrant was pushed onto the tracks of the oncoming D train in The Bronx.

The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong

September 29, 2014 / 1 comment

What started as a large demonstration to preserve Hong Kong’s autonomy in the 2017 election for “Chief Executive” of the city, their numbers have multiplied since the Hong Kong government decided to use force against that initial protesters.

Asian collection at Cleveland Museum of Arts worth seeing

September 7, 2014 / 0 comments

Strolling through gallery after gallery of the vast Cleveland Museum of Art, I came upon the North wing — their permanent Asian Art collection — I didn’t expect much from it.    

The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in Chinatown

August 31, 2014 / 0 comments

I have relatives that live in Confucius Plaza, sometimes referred to as Confucius Tower. Confucius Plaza is an expansive apartment complex with historical significance found in Manhattan’s Chinatown.  

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.  

Zheng Haixia: The first Chinese player to play pro basketball in USA was a woman

August 19, 2014 / 0 comments

Now retired, Haixia Zheng (pronounced Hi-Shaw Jheng) was a 6-8 center from China and the first Chinese player to play in the WNBA, and the first Chinese player, man or woman, to play professional basketball in the United States. 

Erhu: What is that Chinese string instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

August 8, 2014 / 2 comments

You just visited Chinatown today and you saw old Chinese men sitting on the corner playing a traditional bowed instrument. So you’re wondering, what is that Chinese strong instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

Jeremy Lin ruthlessly posterizes his own mom

August 6, 2014 / 0 comments

Here’s Jeremy Lin and gang are taking to Instagram and dunking all over Palo Alto.  The coup de grace Jeremy jumping over Justin for a total rim rocker  on his unsuspecting mother, Shirley.

Noodle Village: Clay pot of gold, crispy rice in Chinatown

June 24, 2014 / 0 comments

I rarely write up a review after just one visit, but I’m confident that I’m going back to Noodle Village again (and again and again).

Ai Weiwei exhibit at Brooklyn Museum

Ai Weiwei exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

June 8, 2014 / 0 comments

Was excited and lucky enough to see the Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum yesterday. Here’s some of the photos I took during my visit

Panda with guns

Destroy Racism

June 1, 2014 / 0 comments

This makes no sense, but that’s probably why I like it. Happy June to all you warriors for justice and pandas for peace.

Here's to the chinese q-tip

The Chinese Earpick

May 31, 2014 / 2 comments

When I was young, my mom would periodically place me on the living room couch and pick my ear and remove earwax with an “earpick”.

Footage capture Chicago police hurling racist insults, abuse onto handcuffed Asian-American woman

May 25, 2014 / 0 comments

Here’s another hit to any remaining idealistic view of humanity. Try not to be too effing jaded coming out of it and throw a bunch of shit on the floor like I just did.

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.

If you can, attend today’s public memorial for 68-year old Wen Hui Ruan

May 19, 2014 / 0 comments

I’m sad that I won’t able to attend tonight’s public memorial to Wen Hui Ruan, the 68-year old retired garment worker and grandfather who was brutally assaulted by 20 year old Jamie Pugh

My thoughts on the “random” assault, death of 68-year old Chinese immigrant in Alphabet City

May 15, 2014 / 0 comments

I’ve had so many thoughts running through my head when I first read the news story about 20-year old Jamie Pugh attacking and ultimately killing 68-year old Wen Hui Ruan last Friday in Alphabet City. 

The Fashion Stylingz of San Francisco’s Chinatown

April 17, 2014 / 0 comments

One of my favorite local sites, The Bold Italic, posted a story today about the fashion stylings of the Chinatown set in San Francisco. The author, Valerie Luu, wrote

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