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The Evolution of Chinese Food as a 'Cultural Ambassador'

A meal at a Chinese restaurant in Daly City, California. (Joanne Wan/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Culinary experts discuss how the evolution of Chinese food in America suggests a bridging and increased understanding between the two nations.

Does North Korea Make the Best Beer in Asia?

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)
Current AffairsFood & Recipes

Foreign visitors are often surprised by the richness of macro and microbrews in "the hermit kingdom."

How an Iconic American Hot Dog Restaurant Came to the Philippines

Pink's Hot Dogs

Richard Pink, owner of Los Angeles' famed Pink's Hot Dogs, tells Asia Society Southern California why he chose Manila for his first international expansion.

Interview: DJ Neil Armstrong on Food, Music, and His Filipino Heritage

DJ Neil Armstrong

The turntablist says he's drawn to his craft out of a desire to be "the person who makes everyone dance."

Interview: 'Top Chef' Edward Lee on Why Lo-Mein is as American as Apple Pie

The chef Edward Lee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Dan Dry)
Current Affairs

The chef tells Asia Blog that "it is truly an exciting time to eat at Asian-inspired restaurants right now."

Bringing 'American Food' to the Streets of China

Howie Southworth slurps pork trotters with Chef Yang Jiaquan at the Qianhe Hotel in Qilin, Yunnan, China. (Howie Southworth)

"Sauced in Translation" host Howie Southworth discusses his food travels across China — where he soaks up local cuisine while whipping up American food for Chinese crowds.

Padma Lakshmi: 'I Finally Don't Care What People Think of Me'

Padma Lakshmi reads an excerpt from her new memoir at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, March 10. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

The model and 'Top Chef' host discussed her candid new memoir at Asia Society Thursday night.

Interview: Padma Lakshmi

(Inez & Vinoodh/Courtesy of HarperCollins)
Current Affairs

The model, actress, and television host talks about the healing powers of food — and what Asian foods we should all be eating.

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. 

Video: The Rich World of Cheap Chinese Food

The Great LOL of China episode 10: Same Food New Style
Current AffairsEducation

In the tenth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse explores the wonderful world of homestyle Chinese cooking, which can taste a whole lot better than the fare at China’s most expensive restaurants. So what if China’s most basic dishes got the high-end advertising campaign they deserve?