Haijing Bai (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

Chinese New Yorker Quits Wall Street Job to Sell Fried Rice

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan January 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

Haijing Bai opened Zing’s Awesome Rice on the Lower East Side to prove that Chinese food “can be beautiful, elegant and even sexy,” she tells World Journal.

On Jan. 19, 2016, New York state Sen. Tony Avella, at the microphone, called for a crackdown on residents living in the house on the right who he alleges are operating an illegal food business out of their home. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Bayside Residents Allege Woman Runs Illegal Food Business

Food, Queens January 20, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Some in Bayside, Queens, including state Sen. Tony Avella, accuse a woman of illegally operating a food business out of her home, reports Korea Daily.

Fung Tu Chef Digs Into His Roots

Fung Tu Chef Digs Into His Roots

East Asian, Food, Manhattan January 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The dishes at Fung Tu, a Chinese-American restaurant located between the Lower East Side and Chinatown, are inspired in part by the favorite foods of executive chef Jonathan Wu’s grandparents, SinoVision reports.

William Troncoso shows the fresh fruit fridge at Makey Deli. (Photo by Muri Assunção via Mott Haven Herald)

Healthier Options at South Bronx Bodegas?

Bronx, Business, Food, Health January 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The Healthy Bodega Initiative has offered workshops to bodega employees in the South Bronx on how to provide healthy eating options while remaining financially stable, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Chef Nida Al Janabi and chef Mitslal Tedla work with Chief Culinary Officer, Juan Suarez de Lezo (Photo by Eva Cruz via Brooklyn Ink)

Food Delivery Service Hires Refugees as Chefs

Business, Food, Immigration, New York January 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Eat Offbeat, a food delivery service slated to start next month in New York City, will offer meals cooked by refugees hired by the business as chefs, reports Brooklyn Ink.

Politics and Food of ‘Asian American Life’

Politics and Food of ‘Asian American Life’

Asian, Food, Metro Area, Politics, Video January 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm

In this month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life,” meet one of the youngest elected officials in the nation and get a taste of Asian foods from a Filipino holiday dessert to Korean-Latin fusion cuisine to the Korean staple dish of kimchi.

American Selling Chinese Crepes at Times Square

American Selling Chinese Crepes at Times Square

East Asian, Food, Manhattan December 30, 2015 at 9:47 pm

An American has brought jianbing, or Chinese crepes, to New York, reports World Journal.

Barbecue and banchan at Insa (Photo by Craig LaCourt via Park Slope Stoop)

Korean BBQ and Karaoke Come to Gowanus

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food December 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Authentic Korean flavors and dishes, plus karaoke, will be on offer at Insa, a new spot in Gowanus, Park Slope Stoop reports.

Carla Cinco in BAGO's kitchen (Photo by Cristina DC Pastor)

Not Her Mother’s Restaurant: Bago Comes to ‘Little Manila’

On a stretch of First Avenue crowded with Filipino restaurants, a new restaurant is making its mark.

Sunita Shiwdin, founder and owner of Mahalo New York Bakery (Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso via

A Tropical Flavor in Queens

Caribbean, East Asian, Food, Queens November 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

A taste of the tropics can be found at Mahalo New York Bakery on Myrtle Avenue in Queens, reports

Tony Hillery in the Harlem Grown urban farm greenhouse on 134th Street. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Kids Harvest a Ton of Food With Harlem Grown

Food, Manhattan, Youth November 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown to instill healthy eating habits among kids in Harlem. He does so with plots of farmland where kids can grow their own food, including one on West 134th Street that has produced more than a ton of fruits and vegetables, reports The Riverdale Press.

Demonstrating butchering at kosher butcher Fischer Bros. & Leslie on New York's Upper West Side (Photo by Leah Koenig via The Tablet)

The Kosher Butcher: Surviving Amid Change

Food, Jewish, New York November 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

The remaining kosher butchers have looked for new ways to survive and stay in business, reports The Tablet.

(Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Home for Protests, Politics and South African Food

African, Brooklyn, Education, Food November 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Adding their voice to protests across South Africa against proposed tuition hikes at universities, nearly a hundred rallied in front of Madiba Restaurant in Fort Greene, with the support of its politically active owner, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Chef Kelvin Fernandez at the new restaurant Barcelona Bites on West 242nd St. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

‘Edgy Latin Cuisine’ in Riverdale

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Latino, Mexican November 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

A diverse team led by chef Kelvin Fernandez brings “edgy Latin cuisine” to Riverdale, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo via Astoria Post)

Another Food Truck Stops Serving

Food, Mexican, Queens November 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Mexico Blvd.’s food truck won’t be serving the lunchtime crowd in midtown anymore, reports Astoria Post.