Southeast Asian

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.

Minsun Kim, at the podium, speaking at a press briefing held at Ron Kim's office. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Supporting Korean Businesses in Wake of New NYC Regs

Business, Southeast Asian July 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives of the Korean community are readying a response to new regulations governing the use of chemicals in nails salons and dry cleaning stores, two businesses which are often Korean-owned, The Korea Times reports.

Jeffrey Cirio (Photo via The FilAm)

A Ballet First for a Filipino Dancer

Culture, Southeast Asian July 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

The FilAm interviews Jeffrey Cirio, the first Filipino to be named principal male dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

Food, Queens, Southeast Asian, Video July 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

SinoVision heads into the kitchen at PappaRich, a Malaysian chain restaurant that opened its second U.S. location this year.

A laptop was one of the objects included in a time capsule created by students of PS 134 (Photo via The FilAm)

Students Make Art Inspired by ‘Philippine Gold’

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, History, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

After a visit to the “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms” exhibition at the Asia Society, elementary school kids produced their own artwork of present-day objects as part of a “time capsule concept,” writes The FilAm.

Senator Charles Schumer attends the June 5 Philippine Independence Day Parade on Madison Avenue. With him are Philippine Consul General Mario Lopez de Leon Jr. (left) and parade organizer Dr. Prospero Lim. (Photo by Boyet Loverita via The FilAm)

Parole Program for Family of Filipino WWII Veterans

Government, History, New York, Southeast Asian June 10, 2016 at 11:48 am

Sen. Charles Schumer has unveiled a Department of Homeland Security program that lets some family members of Filipino veterans who served with the U.S. army during World War II to come to the U.S. while awaiting approval for their visas, reports The FilAm.

Manny Imperial (right) with Sisig City line cook Ben Acunin and cashier Arielle Crisostomo (Photo via The FilAm)

Sisig City, a Filipino Food Truck in NYC

Business, Food, New York, Southeast Asian May 31, 2016 at 2:03 pm

The FilAm speaks to Manny Imperial, the owner of the Filipino-inspired food truck, Sisig City, who looks to attract diverse customers to dishes like Pork Sisig and Lechon Kawali.

Dishes from restaurants participating in Filipino Restaurant Week. (Photo via The FilAm)

Will Filipino Food Go Mainstream?

Food, Metro Area, New York, Southeast Asian May 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm

At the second annual Filipino Restaurant Week, restaurant owners and chefs discussed why Filipino dishes have not crossed over into the mainstream in the U.S.

(Illustration by Suphitcha Jan Donsrichan for Voices of NY)

How I (Briefly) Became a Medical Interpreter

A Thai woman helps another by translating during a hospital visit.

Consul Kerwin Tate holds up a brown envelope containing voting material mailed to 26K registered voters in the Northeast. Consul General Mario de Leon Jr., to his right, says voting may be done on site at the Philippine Consulate, by mail or by visiting ‘collection centers’ across the region. (Photo via The FilAm)

Voting for the Next Philippine President from Here

New York, Politics, Southeast Asian April 13, 2016 at 3:16 pm

For Filipinos living in the Northeast, casting their ballot in the five-way race for president of the Philippines has been made easy, reports The FilAm.

Brooklyn Friends phys. ed. teacher Jane Vongvorachoti will represent Thailand 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer. (Photo courtesy of Jane Vongvorachoti via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Brooklyn Gym Teacher to Represent Thailand at the Olympics

Brooklyn, Southeast Asian, Sports March 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Jane Vongvorachoti, a physical education teacher and track coach in Downtown Brooklyn, tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle she ran her best time while training in New York.

The novelty utensil-free "kamayan" spread at Kabayan. (Photo via The FilAm)

Three Filipino Restaurants Join ‘Heart-Healthy’ Campaign

Food, Health, Queens, Southeast Asian February 23, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Kabayan, Payag Restaurant, and Tito Rad’s Grill in Queens are on board for an initiative of the Kalusugan Coalition, a nonprofit promoting healthy lifestyles in the Filipino community, reports The FilAm.

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.

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

Health, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian, Video, Women November 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at how the debt crisis in Puerto Rico is fueling arguments over the island’s status. The episode also features a project that gives free breast cancer screening to the uninsured, as well as a Philippine gold exhibition at the Asia Society.

Lea Salonga (middle) with The FilAm's Elton Lugay (left) and Cristina DC Pastor (right)

Lea Salonga on ‘Allegiance’

History, New York, Southeast Asian November 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm

The internment of Japanese Americans, as told in the Broadway show “Allegiance,” could very well happen today with another group of Americans, star Lea Salonga tells The FilAm.