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The Southern Migration of Hainan Chicken

The integrity of the original Hainan chicken ingredients has been so well preserved that a culture war exists over where the original version comes from. Katrina Yentch investigates the origins of the dish and how it gained popularity throughout Southeast Asia.

3 months ago   •   5 min read
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Ang Ku Kuih Spreads Life

Yi Jun Loh on ang ku kuih, a treat that is rich with symbolism and a staple for celebrations of life in Malaysia and Singapore.

3 months ago   •   5 min read
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Crossroads No. 2: Union Hmong Kitchen Potluck Salad

The second installation of "Crossroads," a column featuring stories and recipes from Asian immigrant families living and cooking in the United States—carrying on their heritage in ways that are unique to them. This month's edition: St. Paul-based chef Yia Vang.

4 months ago   •   4 min read
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A Study in Adobo

The origins of traditional Philippine adobo are up in the air, but adobo as it's made today is threaded with bifurcations: cooking method and archetypal recipe; everyday fare and cultural emblem; meanings in the homeland and in the diaspora.

4 months ago   •   16 min read
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Get to Know Tatar Boraki

Kate Leahy explores the history of tatar boraki, a beloved comfort food in Gyumri, one of Armenia's largest and oldest cities.

4 months ago   •   4 min read
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Longing for Q

May Tien looks back at the roots of her love for the texture Q and shares a recipe for Northeastern-style Chinese potato starch noodles with chicken.

4 months ago   •   4 min read
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