The Confucius Plaza Apartment Building in New York’s 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.  

Lap Cheong: Dried, preserved Chinese sausage

February 4, 2014 / 5 comments

I trekked to Confucius Plaza today to see my visiting dad. My pops likes to visit New York quarterly to see the relatives and to stock up on Chinese ingredients. One of those ingredients he picks up on his New York Chinatown trips is called Lap Cheong (or Lop Chong)

MOCA: A must-visit museum for Chinese-Americans

January 25, 2014 / 1 comment

When I recently discovered that there was a museum dedicated to the Chinese American experience, I immediately placed it on my shortlist of places to go: museum, YMCA, Zara for their bi-yearly sale, and Prosperity Dumpling.