Chinatown

fried food

Frying Latkes Will Make Your Pets Smell Like Hanukkah Long After It's Over

We had a big German Shepherd when I was a kid, and whenever we fried potato pancakes, he smelled like them for a week.
Michael Solomonov
12.12.17
Chinese cooking

A Guided Tour of London’s Chinatown with Fuchsia Dunlop

Food writer and Chinese cooking don Fuchsia Dunlop showed me where to get the best dim sum, fresh fish, and vegetarian “pork slivers” in London's Chinatown.
Daisy Meager
4.29.17
san francisco

This Restaurant Tells the Story of San Francisco's Chinatown

Mister Jiu's is more than just an homage to chef Brandon Jew's Chinese heritage; it's a statement on the changing face of San Francisco's Chinatown.
Brandon Jew
4.27.17
Los Angeles

Why This French Dip Sandwich Restaurant in LA Is Legendary

Founded in 1908, this restaurant is believed to have created the hot sandwich. It has survived through two world wars, The Great Depression, Prohibition, and even the extension of the Hollywood Freeway in 1951.
Javier Cabral
2.4.17
chinese new year

Why Eating Tons of Dumplings Makes for a Lucky Chinese New Year

In Chinese cuisine, dumplings are believed to bring good fortune, as they look like gold ingots. “More is generally better as a rule of thumb,” says London Chinese chef Andrew Wong.
Sophie Missing
1.28.17
Chinese food

This Chef Has Dedicated His Life to Perfecting Hainan Chicken and Rice

Johnny Lee has dedicated the last six years of his life to perfecting Hainan-style chicken and rice and will stop at nothing until the world knows what constitutes a proper version of it.
Javier Cabral
1.17.17
san francisco

Step Inside 98-Year-Old Hang Ah Tea Room, the Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant in America

Since 1920, generation after generation of Chinatown residents has slipped into Hang Ah Tea Room for dumplings, noodles, and tea.
Hilary Pollack
12.1.16
Podcast

YACHT Reveals Some of LA's Secret History with Veggie Burgers

On the latest episode of 'MUNCHIES: The Podcast' I chat with the band YACHT about LA’s mysterious histories and the restaurants that exist in unusual spaces.
Helen Hollyman
8.2.16
san francisco

Chef's Night Out: Brandon Jew

Brandon Jew is giving Chinese-American food a voice in San Francisco.
Brandon Jew
7.14.16
NYC

Meet the Ice Cream Shop That Defines NYC's Chinatown

Even if you’ve never been to Chinatown Ice Cream Factory—or Chinatown at all—you’ve likely eaten ice cream influenced by it. Chinatown may change, but CICF will always remain as the store that started a revolution.
Alex Swerdloff
6.22.16
robots

This Origami Robot Made of Pork Intestines Could Save Your Life

MIT scientists have invented a little origami-shaped robot, which can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.
Nick Rose
5.14.16
dim sum

Britain’s Dim Sum Trolleys Are Making Their Last Rounds

With the pressures of modern ordering systems and less restaurant floorspace, Britain’s Chinese dim sum restaurants are abandoning the traditional trolley service that sees small hot plates wheeled around dining rooms.
Angela Hui
4.25.16
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