Tao Lin discusses his new book
After reading this fun restaurant wish-list over on Diner's Journal, the Fork team started wishing and hoping for some of our own fantasy places to open. I'd love for a truck to drive around in the winter serving cups of really good, hot cassoulet. If there's a line, there will be nips of brandy w ... More >>
[See More Postcards: Funky Flavored Chips and Snacks | Kumquat Rice Cake] Welcome to Postcards from China, a series of delicious snapshots from my summer in China and Taiwan. Location: Taipei, Taiwan Item: Truffle xiaolongbao (XLB), or "soup dumplings" Flavor: Earthy Xiaolongbaos are one of thos ... More >>
Zombies, jerk-offs, and transcendence
Welcome to Postcards from China, a series of delicious snapshots from my summer in China and Taiwan. Location: Gulangyu, Xiamen Item: Chinese Bayberry, or Yang Mei Flavor: A cross between a strawberry and lychee.
Welcome to Postcards from China, a series of delicious snapshots from my summer in China and Taiwan. I decided to travel to China this summer to learn a little bit more about the culinary culture here. In New York City, Chinese food has become synonymous with take-out and Sichuan (or Szechuan) food ... More >>
I've met them all and narrowed it down to these 10 amazing A.A. specimens:
The brain-child of Bian Dang's Thomas Yang and his business partner Jason Moy, Fun Buns NYC is a up-and-coming food cart set to make their way into the Taiwanese gua bao scene. They've made an appearance at TAP-NYC's Taiwanese Night Market and are set to formally launch in the upcoming weeks. "It ... More >>
By 7pm on Friday, the atmosphere outside of the old firehouse on Lafayette was already beginning to look impatient. Bouncers checked for ticket confirmations and a long line of people wrapped around the building. This was TAP-NYC's first annual Taiwanese night market and the event had been sold out ... More >>
The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you dont know the score, well tell you.
Fish bellies, that is, at a restaurant in Elmhurst
French eatery Le Lisita just couldn't take the pressure anymore and decided to voluntarily give back its Michelin star after the increased staff costs that came with the ranking hurt profits post-global financial meltdown. [The Telegraph] A food blogger in Taipei was sentenced to 30 days in ... More >>
A restaurant in a remote corner of the neighborhood showcases home-style dishes
This rich Taiwanese beef soup is No. 32 in our 100 Days/100 Dishes Chock full of tender marinated beef strips, tofu skin, thick wheat noodles something like Chef Boyardee spaghetti, and flecks of dried red pepper as well as pickled red peppers in a thick broth that verges on being a stew, ... More >>
Apparently, the role of the cheesemonger involves more than sales -- it's also about calming our fears over the ickiness of cheese. [Wall Street Journal] Niu Ba Ba in Taipei serves the world's most expensive bowl of noodles for the equivalent of $324. It's made with beef from four countries ... More >>
A stew at Island of Taiwan incorporates pig bung and blood, a match made in heaven. When it comes to dining, we each have our own comfort zones. Some avidly down handfuls of Sichuan peppercorns, relishing the burn, while others consume animal glands of the earthiest and most arcane sort as i ... More >>
via CNetIt's always good to get away for a much-needed vacay with your honey, even when your honey is not actually a real, live, human person, right? No judgments! At least, not at Atami, a Japanese hot springs resort themed on Konami's Nintendo DS dating simulation game Love Plus, which also ... More >>
If you imagined Eddie Huang wouldn't have as much time for blogging now that his full-fledged Taiwanese restaurant is fully open, well, you were mistaken. The outspoken chef took to his blog yesterday to respond to early feedback on Xiao Ye's food: For all the people with feedback on food, honestly ... More >>
Your time is up, sir.So you thought your doctor wasn't spending enough time listening to your aches and pains? A doctor in Taiwan has been rebuked by the government for diagnosing patients after an average of just 84 seconds, reports the Telegraph. Wu Ming-feng of the private Minsheng hospita ... More >>
Eddie HuangEddie Huang's lu wei with beef shank, duck wings, and taro.Eddie Huang has returned from a recent jaunt to Taiwan and is busily making plans for Xiao Ye (formerly Crackhaus), his 50-seat Orchard Street restaurant slated to open in mid-June. Huang gave Fork in the Road the exclusive ... More >>
Tasty ChompsHuang: no longer wacked on crack.Oddly enough, Community Board 3 wasn't particularly fond of Eddie Huang's decision to call his new restaurant Crackhaus. So the Baohaus chef returned to the drawing board and came back with Xiao Ye. The name, he told Grub Street, was inspired by hi ... More >>
Taiwan is looking to mend trade ties with the U.S. after recently repealing its decision to import U.S. beef products. A change to Taiwan's food safety laws made some U.S. beef products no longer eligible for import. [Reuters] New York's grain belt is being revived and expanded with specialt ... More >>
It looks so innocuous sitting on the plate, doesn't it? Southeast Asians have their durian, Scandinavians sometimes love lutefisk (especially at Christmastide), but the Taiwanese insist on stinky tofu when it comes to scarfing something really fetid.
Taiwanese fare finds its way to Bay Ridge
It's a dreary Friday afternoon, which means it's time to liven things up a bit with a rundown of this week's greatest hits:Our 10 Best Thai Restaurants: Take that, L.A.! Ice cream vendors talked about their plans for the winter. In a shocking Battle of the Dishes upset, Babycakes' doughnuts prevaile ... More >>
(Click to examine more carefully.) Pig intestines are central to Chinese cooking in several regions, nowhere more so than on the island of Taiwan. At the new Taiwanese restaurant Island of Taiwan--atypically located in Bay Ridge, across the street from Spartan Souvlaki--both small an ... More >>
This week in chef news... Top Chef season four's Antonia Lofaso and Iron Chef Kevin Rathbun will be in St. Croix April 14-18 for a fundraising event called "Iron Chef, Top Chef, Island Chef." The two TV chefs, along with a local chef, will compete to make the best 30-minute meal, each with the same ... More >>
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