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Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

Single Serving: Tohu Thohk at the 5th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

by James Boo June 5, 2012

I haven’t the slightest clue when I’ll see this food again. Maybe on a summer’s day in eastern Myanmar. Maybe during an especially ambitious session in my kitchen. Maybe at next year’s Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation Food Fair, a smörgåsbord of home-cooked Burmese food that joyously […]

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New Habits Die Hard at Old Jesse Restaurant

New Habits Die Hard at Old Jesse Restaurant

by Chi Tung December 17, 2009

Shanghai has been in a state of growth for years. With all the talk about the city’s inestimable cost of development and the daily encroachment of skyscrapers upon those with too-humble means, perhaps the biggest offender of modernization gets off almost scot-free: Shanghainese food. How […]

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Thank Goodness for Hot Pot

Thank Goodness for Hot Pot

by Chi Tung December 1, 2009

Nostalgia can be the darnedest thing. Growing up a young Chinese American in a household that favored Chinese culinary etiquette, I often wondered aloud whether I was getting the short thrift on what, back then, I considered to be my sole birthright: home cooked Western […]

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Of Mice, Men and Shanghai Noodles

Of Mice, Men and Shanghai Noodles

by Chi Tung October 1, 2009

Let’s face it: No one rivals the Chinese in terms of sheer noodle mastery and versatility. We’re talking oodles and oodles of ingenuity-spanning centuries, regions, and tools. Oh yes, there are tools. Rolling pins, serrated knives, newfangled noodlemaking whatsits that whir and stir mounds of […]

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It Stinks!

It Stinks!

by James Boo May 18, 2009

I am incapable of drinking butt. I didn’t always know this about myself. On a winter day I walked into Papaya King with El Ultimo and ordered a combo meal with papaya smoothie. “You got the papaya?” He queried in an uncharacteristic tone of caution. […]

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