Food & Cooking

Startup automates Chinese restaurants with cooking robots

BEIJING — Yushanfang Cooking Robot Tech, which makes restaurant kitchens smart, has raised several tens of million of yuan (several million dollars) from China Prosperity Capital and Seekdource Investment Management in an angel round of funding.

The company aims to use the funds for product and human-resources development and marketing.

Cooking robots developed by Yushanfang, founded in 2018, are now in the 10th generation. The robots, which prepare one dish at a time upon order, are used by fast-food restaurants.

Cooks’ skills are a key factor in the taste of Chinese food, besides the quality of ingredients. In conventional restaurants,

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Chinatown’s Long Covid | by Michelle Chen


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Pell Street, New York City, May 2020

Chinese restaurants are so ubiquitous in American cities, it’s hard to imagine any big metropolis that isn’t dotted with takeout joints, noodle shops, or dumpling houses. But thanks to the global pandemic, the legendary dining scene of Manhattan’s Chinatown is in peril.

The neighborhood’s restaurants have endured many crises in the past. In the 1990s, Chinatown eateries struggled when the garment factories that once employed thousands of immigrant women shut down as fashion brands sent their manufacturing abroad. Then followed the crises of 9/11, the recession of 2008, and Superstorm

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Iowa pizzeria serves up breakfast pizza with Froot Loops and cheese

Remember when pineapple was one of the most controversial pizza toppings?

Fong’s Pizza, a pizzeria based in Iowa, is now gaining attention for its most recent addition to the breakfast menu: a Froot Loops pizza.

The pizza, which is listed as “Loopy Fruits Pizza” on their menu, consists of a sweet cream cheese sauce base topped with mozzarella and, of course, a layer of Froot Loops along with a drizzle of Greek yogurt and condensed milk.

The pizza, which is now a permanent pie at the Forest Avenue location of Fong’s Pizza, has become a controversial topic on

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Learn to make tasty noodles, dumplings and more

<p>Each guide is packed with knowledge, experience and expertise </p> (The Independent)

Each guide is packed with knowledge, experience and expertise

(The Independent)

For a long time, the idea of attempting to make Chinese food at home would spark trepidation in western home cooks. The seemingly endless list of ingredients, cooking tools and new techniques required was daunting.

But over the years, attitudes have changed, with people becoming more inquisitive and welcoming of new regional cuisines and flavours.

The increasing availability of essential Chinese ingredients on supermarket shelves is also emboldening for home cooks who are looking to try their hand at something new.

Read more: Restaurant cookbooks for delicious lockdown recipes,

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