The cooking style of Chaley Ngoepa, a stir fry of beef tongue with vegetables, “says ‘China,’ the spiciness ‘India,’ and the choice of meat screams ‘Tibet,’” writes Suzanne Parker on the dish she sampled. (Photo by Suzanne Parker via Times Ledger)

Himalayan Cuisine Arrives in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South Asian October 24, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Times Ledger heads to the Little Tibet restaurant in Jackson Heights to get a taste of one of the latest emerging cuisines in Queens – Himalayan food.

Juan Carlos Segarra with a typical Andean dish. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

In Queens, a Host of New Restaurants Add Flavor

Food, Latino, Queens October 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm

A series of restaurant reviews by Queens Latino for the past few months reflect a boom of new culinary offerings – including Brazilian, Bolivian and Andean fusion – in the borough.

A food vendor in Flushing (Photo via World Journal)

In Flushing, Doubts on Food Vendor Bills

East Asian, Food, Queens October 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

In two stories, World Journal reports on Chinese food vendors in Flushing – their mixed reaction to the news that the City Council might double the number of permits, and what businesses and residents in Flushing say about the smoke and garbage food vendors create.


‘Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy’ at MOCA

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video October 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm

“Sour Sweet Bitter Spicy,” a new exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, looks at the intertwining of Chinese food and identity in the U.S., reports SinoVision.

An Beal Bocht Cafe (Photo by Meghan Sackman via The Riverdale Press)

The Irish Traditions of a Bronx Pub

Bronx, Business, Food October 3, 2016 at 4:14 pm

The Riverdale Press heads to An Beal Bocht Cafe to find out what makes it a traditional Irish pub.

(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.

Employees of the Selena Rosa Mexicana restaurant announce the agreement they reached with the Rosa Mexicano restaurant to avoid closing and leaving 40 Latinos unemployed. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexican Restaurant Reaches Agreement on Name Rights

Business, Food, Manhattan, Mexican September 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Small Manhattan restaurant Selena Rosa Mexicana reached an agreement with the Rosa Mexicano conglomerate, which sued for naming rights and put 40 jobs in jeopardy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Getting the Taste of Baklava Just Right

Getting the Taste of Baklava Just Right

Mehmet Akkurt wanted to bring genuine baklava from the Antep region of Turkey to the U.S., so he imported all the ingredients, and brought a pastry chef here, to make the famous Turkish dessert.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

A Pupusa Festival For A Good Cause

Culture, Food, Latino, Metro Area September 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

West New York will celebrate this Sunday its 6th Pupusa Festival, whose benefits will be used to help Salvadorian children, Reporte Hispano reports.

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.

A vendor handed out food at a preview for the New York City African Food Festival, happening Aug. 13–14. (Photo courtesy of the New York City African Food Festival via Brooklyn Paper)

A Weekend of African Food in Brooklyn

African, Brooklyn, Food August 11, 2016 at 11:54 am

The New York City African Food Festival will include a competition to see which country makes the best jollof, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Salvadoran Ana Enriquez, 23, with her daughters Emily and Valeria Romero. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Salvadorans In NY: Between Economic Progress and Immigration Struggles

El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Salvadoran communities on Long Island and in Yonkers as they celebrate their national day.

Libin Zheng (third from left) (Photo by Yiyi Huang  via World Journal)

In Sunset Park, Pizza Rolls and Light Bulb Drinks

Business, East Asian, Food August 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Libin Zheng of Viiza, known for Taiwanese-style pizza rolls and light bulb beverages, speaks to World Journal about how his generation of immigrants differs from his parents’ when it comes to running businesses.

Xarles Thompson, chef at Pío Pío, in Manhattan Hell's Kitchen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Stir-Fry Expert Unveils Chifa Cuisine Secrets

East Asian, Food, New York, South American August 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

Chef Xarles Thomson tells El Diario/La Prensa how to prepare one of the classic dishes of Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) cuisine.

Amparo Arango, from Medellín, showing a tray with some of the sweets served in Noches de Colombia, where she works. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombian Bakeries Delight the Palate of Union City

Business, Food, Metro Area, South American August 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

The aroma and taste of the land of coffee has an enclave in Union City, New Jersey, reports El Diario/La Prensa.