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Category: Food & Recipes

A waitress carries jugs of beer to guests before the opening of the Pyongyang Taedonggang Beer Festival on the banks of the Taedong river in Pyongyang on August 12, 2016. (Kim Won-jin/AFP/Getty)

How Chinese Food Became Hip in America

Ma-po tofu. (Filipe Fortes/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Andrew Coe, author of Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States, discusses the evolution of American tastes for authentic Chinese cuisine, and why so many still find it alien. 

Interview: Top Chef Winner Mei Lin on Fighting 'Submissive' Asian Stereotypes in the Kitchen

Top Chef winner Mei Lin. (Bravo TV)
Current AffairsFood & Recipes

Mei Lin discusses why her parents opposed her becoming a chef and shares some of her favorite dishes.

Interview: White House Executive Chef on 'Culinary Diplomacy' and Learning to Cook in the Philippines

White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford prepares quinoa black bean and corn salad in the old family dining room of the White House, August 20, 2012. (Sonya N. Hebert/White House)
Food & Recipes

Philippines-born Cris Comerford reflects on two decades in the White House kitchen.

Celebrating Momofuku Ando, Godfather of Instant Ramen

The Google Doodle on March 5, 2015 paid tribute to the late Momofuku Ando. (Google)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

Today, Google commemorated the 105th birthday of the late Momofuku Ando, the inventor of ramen instant noodles, with a new Google Doodle. Here’s a look back at three ramen-focused Asia Society programs and features.

Here's How Families in Three Asian Countries Welcome the Lunar New Year

People release sky lanterns in Pinghsi, a township in Taiwan's northern Taipei County, to celebrate the annual Lantern Festival on Feb. 28, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsFood & Recipes

Happy Lunar New Year from Asia Society! As hundreds of millions travel home to celebrate with their families, here's a look at the legends, customs, and foods that mark the holiday in China, Korea, and Vietnam.

Interview: Five Things You Didn't Know About Matcha Tea

Matcha tea. (Michael Rose/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

More than just a trendy Starbucks concoction, Japan's matcha tea is a versatile beverage with known health benefits. Connoisseur Eric Gower enlightens Asia Blog with some basics.

Californian Connoisseur Says There's Finally Good Chinese Food in New York City

Chinese food critic David Chan doing what he loves most. (Eric Chan)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

Chinese food authority David Chan looks back on his controversial 2012 list of the top 10 U.S. Chinese restaurants, and offers some thoughts on the evolution of Chinese cuisine in America.

How Governments Are Managing Food Safety as International Trade Grows

Delegates attend the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance Food Safety Cooperation Forum Meeting in Surabaya, Indonesia on April 13, 2013.
Food & RecipesPolicy

Shom Sen, Asia Society's Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his perspective on how globalization is making it harder for governments to enforce food safety standards, and what governments and businesses can do to help improve food safety.

Look: Asia-Pacific Flags Made From Country-Appropriate Foods

The Indian flag made from curries, rice, and pappadum wafer.
Food & RecipesLifestyle

With the Olympic Winter Games right around the corner, and national pride about to hit a fever pitch, we thought we'd get the conversation started with a pastime everybody can get behind: Eating!

Photo of the Day: Savory Sides in China

A busy vendor stacks side dishes for hungry customers at an outdoor street market in Shanghai, China on December 1, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/ Flickr)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

A busy vendor stacks side dishes for hungry customers at an outdoor street market in Shanghai, China on December 1, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Flickr)