“Eating Bitterness” art exhibition

Last week I attended the opening of a new art exhibition at Chashama in New York. The exhibition, which includes modern art installations using a variety of media, as well as performance, deals with the contemporary Asian-American experience, intensely marginalized and misunderstood. “Eating bitterness,” or 吃苦, is a frequently  used saying in Chinese. “She deserves…

Vegetarians of Washington Thai cooking class

Vegetarians of Washington is a nonprofit that promotes a vegetarian lifestyle in the Seattle Area. It’s largest event is the annual Vegfest, a huge gathering of vegetarian and vegan vendors showing and giving samples of their products, but the organization also hosts regular free cooking classes. I artended my first cooking class this Sunday, I…

CLICKBAIT TITLE: Poopy childhood memories

Years ago, I was watching one of those mainstream food competition TV shows on the where competitors are given an ingredient they must incorporate into a certain course. One of these courses was dessert and the ingredient was corn. An Asian competitor mixed caramel corn into pastry (choux, if I remember correctly) and piped it into this…

Beef satay pho at MeeKong Bar

“I have this four times a week,” the server said as he set my beef satay pho down. This was only the best-looking pho I’ve ever had. Actually consuming it after eagerly snapping photos was fun too. The rice noodles had thoughtfully been pre-cut into bite-sized pieces, making this a pho one could actually eat…

MeeT in Gastown

I went up to Vancouver to visit my friend Jenna. I met Jenna this spring during the semester I spent at NYU Paris. In Europe, I ate very nice-looking food in extreme quantities, which I uploaded to social media, which she saw. Jenna messaged me one day. I don’t remember the exact words but it was…

Doing vegan right at Hank Burger

I’ve been valiantly “trying” to eat healthier lately. Because I’m trying to not think about the gumbo, fried pickles, fried shrimp, fried oysters, hushpuppies, coleslaw, catfish, crackers and everything else I ate today, here’s a review pulled out of the past from that one time I had a vegan combo meal! Actually, it was 100% awesome….