Chickens, drained of blood, are washed in boiling water.

Madani Halal: Preserving Tradition After Founder’s Death  

Featured Posts, Food, Muslim, Queens, South Asian February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Butcher Imran Uddin continues to serve customers at Madani Halal, founded by his recently deceased father, while he contemplates his future role in the Bangladeshi community of Queens.

> Assemblymember Ron Kim speaks on the introduction of his new legislation that would protect restaurants from what he calls the city’s “unfair” inspection practices. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Proposes Oversight of Health Inspectors

East Asian, Food, New York February 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

New York State Assembly member Ron Kim spoke about a bill he co-sponsored that would help protect restaurants from arbitrary health inspections and fines, Korea Daily reports.

Long Deng (center) with his wife and son in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Supermarket Listed on NASDAQ

Business, East Asian, Food, New York February 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sing Tao Daily tells the personal story of Long Deng, the man behind the first publicly listed Chinese supermarket on the NASDAQ.

A Chinese Restaurant Exhibition in Brooklyn

A Chinese Restaurant Exhibition in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, History, Video February 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

SinoVision English Channel visits the Museum of Food and Drink in Williamsburg for their exhibition on Chinese-American restaurants.

Food Bank’s network serves around 1.4 million New Yorkers per year. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

NYC Food Pantries at ‘Crisis’ Level

Food, New York, Social Services February 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm

With “draconian cuts” looming for food assistance programs, a Food Bank for New York City report forecasts a grim future for city pantries, reports Manhattan Times.

"Eating With Arsalan" from BKLYNER (Image via video)

‘Eating With Arsalan’ in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, South Asian February 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

With the help of Arsalan Naeem, BKLYNER takes viewers to South Asian restaurants on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, in the inaugural episode of “Eating With Arsalan.”

(Photo courtesy of Sahadi's, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Sahadi’s Middle Eastern Food Store Honored

Brooklyn, Food, Middle Eastern February 1, 2017 at 10:57 am

Brooklyn’s Sahadi food emporium, described as a “bulk bin wonderland,” has won the James Beard Foundation Award, report Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Hooni Kim, Korean American chef, from left, Song Yi Han, North Korean defector, Tony An, South Korean singer, at a Korean restaurant in midtown Manhattan. (Photo via Korea Daily)

N. Korean Defector Visits NYC

East Asian, Food, New York January 30, 2017 at 1:41 pm

A North Korean defector, now a reality TV star in South Korea, visited NYC recently, reports Korea Daily.

Víctor Navarrete, co-owner of Fragole, in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Busboy to Fancy Restaurant Entrepreneur

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Mexican January 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

El Diario/La Prensa tells the story of Víctor Navarrete, who came to New York from Mexico to study English and, after working as a busboy and overcoming serious problems, ended up co-owning an Italian restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Competition Elects Best Puerto Rican Coquito in New Jersey

Food, Metro Area, Puerto Rican January 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Newark hosted its annual New Jersey Coquito Masters Competition, which awarded the best locally-made coquito, a rum and coconut milk beverage considered Puerto Rico’s national drink, Reporte Hispano reports.

Offering Taiwanese Food in the East Village

Offering Taiwanese Food in the East Village

TK Kitchen in the East Village draws a crowd – and some famous guests.

Rosca de reyes (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Traditional Mexican Cake Has an Epiphany in NY

Food, Mexican, New York January 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

The rosca de reyes, a traditional Mexican cake for the Three Kings celebration, is easy to find in New York City, Diario de México USA reports.

‘Sanctuary  Restaurants’ Pledge to Be Safe Spaces

‘Sanctuary Restaurants’ Pledge to Be Safe Spaces

Food, Immigration, LGBTQ January 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Remezcla reports on 24 restaurants across the country, including some in NYC, which have pledged to offer themselves as safe spaces and sanctuaries against hate, racism and xenophobia.

The exhibition features a century’s worth of menus from Chinese restaurants (Photo by Jingwen Wang via World Journal)

Museum of Food and Drink Showcases Chinese Cuisine

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, History January 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm

A new Museum of Food and Drink exhibition takes a look at how Chinese immigrants have influenced the U.S. culinary scene through Chinese restaurants, reports World Journal.

Protest outside Errol’s Caribbean Bakery on Dec. 17. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Neighbors Turn Out in Support of Caribbean Bakery

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Food December 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Errol Miller, of Errol’s Caribbean Bakery, has been ordered to leave the Flatbush Avenue property by the end of February, reports Ditmas Park Corner. Longtime and new patrons rallied in support of the 15-year-old bakery.