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Keizo Shimamoto in front of two ramen burger converts at the post-discussion tasting reception at Asia Society New York on December 18, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)

'Ramen Burger Effect' Salutes New York's Latest Foodie Phenomenon

The ramen burger's creator joins a discussion of its meteoric rise and the social media that helped this burger-meets-noodle mashup go viral. more
Customers studying a menu at a Japanese restaurant. (christophe HUE/flickr)

Are American Palates Turning Japanese?

In New York City, culinary crazes come and go every season, but the (re)discovery of Japan seems here to stay. more
Chinese actress Li Bingbing speaks during the 2013 Asia Society U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Taking the Pulse of the China-Hollywood Relationship With Li Bingbing, Others

"It's a great moment for Chinese film," said Li, the Chinese star actress, who added that more American actors and producers need to learn to speak Chinese. more
Andy Warhol in Iran in Isfahan, Iran, in 1976. (Bob Colacello)

Interview: What it Was Like to Travel to Iran With Andy Warhol in 1976

"I have to tell you, Andy liked to stay in his hotel room and call New York, order room service," said Bob Colacello. more
Albert Chu (L) and Patricia Huang (R) stand in front of Giant Boba Cup ahead of the unveiling ceremony at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on August 3, 2013. (626 Night Market)

Interview: The Fearless Duo Who Brought the World's Largest Boba Cup to Los Angeles

It's time to think big or #DRINKBIG. Learn about how 626 Night Market's Patricia Huang and Albert Chu constructed the world's largest boba cup in two months. more
"On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta" by Jen Lin-Liu (R).

Interview: 'Noodle Road' Author Travels Silk Road on Journey Through Pasta's Past

"That is one of the most alluring things about noodles," says chef and author Jen Lin-Liu, "how varied they are." more
'Linsanity' (2013)

Video: That Time Jeremy Lin Mistook New York's Koreatown for Times Square

The makers of the documentary 'Linsanity' offer up some behind-the-scenes stories to the Asian American International Film Festival crowd at Asia Society in New York. more

From NES to Wii U: A Nostalgic Look Back at 30 Years of Nintendo [Photos/Video]

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) turns 30 today! Nintendo revolutionized the video game industry in 1983 and has since raised its global profile to become among Japan's most valuable companies. more
Diana Kuan's "Chinese Takeout Cookbook" (Ballantine Books, 2012).

Interview: Food Writer Diana Kuan Gets Creative with Chinese Cuisine

The author of "The Chinese Takeout Cookbook" dishes on trying new flavors, from New York City to Beijing. more
Thai chicken and galangal soup (Tom Kha Gai) – a classic Thai soup made from chicken stock, Suva-grown fresh galangal and fresh coconut cream, with bamboo shoots and baby corn. (lanceseeto.com)

Photos: Australian Chef Lance Seeto's Take on Healthy Eating — the Fijian Way

Born in Papua New Guinea, with Australian-Chinese roots, Chef Lance Seeto explores traditional Fijian cuisine and reimagines a philosophy of healthy eating. more