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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.

6 days 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.

a month 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.

a month 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.

a month 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.

2 months ago   •   4 min read
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Tempe: A Primer

Tempe, a vegetable protein made from fermented soybean, is a staple in many Indonesian dishes due to its nutritional profile and versatility. Pat Tanumihardja shares about tempe's history and tips for preparation.

2 months ago   •   4 min read
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More Spice, More Funk, More Sour!

Dishes that were previously considered regional specialties have found their way into mainstream markets as new Chinatown restaurants seek to satisfy the demand for foods that are spicier and funkier than those that founded the communities.

2 months ago   •   7 min read
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