Asian

Chefs Are Taking Asian Cuisines to the Next Level in Los Angeles

naemo

As regional Asian cuisines achieve more mainstream popularity in the US, many restaurant owners are still faced with outdated attitudes, including the unfair assumption that certain kinds of food should have a low price point. More recently, anti-Asian sentiment intensified in the wake of COVID-19 and subjected Asian-owned restaurants to further stigmatization. However, here in LA, as the city continues to dip its toe into more tasting menu-type dining experiences, a new wave of talented Asian-American chefs are challenging racial biases and dated assumptions about their ancestral cuisines.

Unlike their immigrant parents, many of whom entered the restaurant business simply

Read More

Asian American bakeries spread a sweet cultural awareness

Oakland, Calif.

For some Asian Americans, the dim sum cookie at Sunday Bakeshop here will taste like childhood.

It looks like a typical sugar cookie except with sesame seeds on top. But bite into the creamy, red bean center and it’s reminiscent of the fried, filled sesame balls served at a Chinese dim sum restaurant.

The concoction is pastry chef Elaine Lau’s nod to her grandmother, who would often make them. The baked goods that Ms. Lau’s team churns out – like hojicha chocolate croissants and Chinese White Rabbit candy cookies – aren’t going to be found in any

Read More

America’s Largest Asian Chain Is Selling Out of This New Chicken Dish

A beloved Chinese food chain recently took a risk when they introduced a progressive protein dish to their menu. It turns out, that move was a success—so much that they’re looking to take this item wider.

Last month, in collaboration with Beyond Meat, Panda Express introduced a vegan version of their bestselling Orange Chicken dish, calling the plant-based remix “Beyond the Original Orange Chicken.”

RELATED: 7 New Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches Everyone’s Talking About

Their aim, as they confirmed with Eat This, Not That! last month, was to test the plant-based item only in 10 Southern California and New York

Read More

America’s Largest Asian Chain Is Selling Out of This New Chicken Dish

A beloved Chinese food chain recently took a risk when they introduced a progressive protein dish to their menu. It turns out, that move was a success—so much that they’re looking to take this item wider.

Last month, in collaboration with Beyond Meat, Panda Express introduced a vegan version of their bestselling Orange Chicken dish, calling the plant-based remix “Beyond the Original Orange Chicken.”

RELATED: 7 New Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches Everyone’s Talking About

Their aim, as they confirmed with Eat This, Not That! last month, was to test the plant-based item only in 10 Southern California and New York

Read More