Food

Dorawa, a new Korean restaurant on Bell Boulevard, fuses Korean and American culture. (Photo by Anthony Giudice via QNS)

New Korean Restaurant in Bayside

East Asian, Food, Queens August 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

A new Korean restaurant is set to open on Bell Blvd. in Queens, QNS reports

Roasted lamb from Kankachos Tinajani. (Photo from the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival via El Diario)

SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival to Celebrate 7th Edition

Food, Long Island, South American August 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

The SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival will celebrate its seventh edition on Aug. 26 and 27 on Long Island attracting renowned chefs from Peru and the tri-state area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via The FilAm)

Queens Filipino Restaurant Abruptly Closes

Business, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian August 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Payag, a Filipino restaurant with a politically active owner known for her pro-Duterte stance, suddenly announced its closure, report The FilAm and Sunnyside Post.

With quite a few live poultry shops, like this one in Flushing, already established in Chinese neighborhoods, some in the food industry wonder if chicken from China can find a customer base in the U.S. (Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese May Shun Chicken Imported from China

Business, East Asian, Food, New York July 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm

The first shipment of cooked chicken from China, following a new trade deal with the U.S., arrived in early July. World Journal finds that Chinese in New York hesitate to buy the meat.

The National Bakery on Jerome Avenue near East Gun Hill Road, which has an A grading from the health department. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe)

Restaurant Health Grades, in the Bronx and Beyond

Featured Posts, Food, Health, New York July 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Some Bronx restaurant owners talk about the letter grading process, and what it means for their business.

Krystyna Godawa has run the Park Deli since 2007 (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

The Last Days of a Polish Deli

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food July 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Park Deli, a popular deli in Greenpoint that has been at the same location since 1931, will close down at the end of July due to rising rent. Nowy Dziennik speaks to its Polish owner.

Haitian Chef on Food and Other ‘Recipes for Success’

Haitian Chef on Food and Other ‘Recipes for Success’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food, Video July 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

BRIC TV speaks to Sendy Chancy, whose passion for cooking Haitian dishes has led her to relaunch her YouTube channel.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

First Uighur Harvard Graduate Brings Xinjiang Cuisine to Flushing

East Asian, Food, Muslim July 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

After graduating from Harvard six years ago, Kudret Yakup has opened a food stand at Flushing’s New World Mall that sells cuisine from China’s Xinjiang region, reports World Journal.

Samia Behaya, the French-Algerian behind New York’s "dinner over bodies" (Photo by Thomas Chesseboeuf/@ThomChess via French Morning)

Challenge-Loving French-Algerian Chef Serves Food on Naked Bodies

African, Brooklyn, Food, Western European July 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

On special occasions, a French-Algerian chef who opened a restaurant in Williamsburg before it was fashionable, prepares meals served on top of naked bodies, French Morning reports.

Executive chef Aaron Bludorn (second from left),  Kiran Kim, chef de tournant (center), and other chefs and cooks  in the kitchen of Café Boulud. (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of New York)

A Korean Chef Refines Traditions for Fine Diners

East Asian, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan July 6, 2017 at 5:15 pm

At Café Boulud, Korean-born chef de tournant Kiran Kim has offered refined adaptations of her grandmother’s Korean specialties.

Chef Ahmet Dursun (Photo via Illyria)

An ‘Ancient Mediterranean’ Dinner in NJ

Eastern European, Food, Metro Area July 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

A five-course dinner of “ancient Mediterranean cuisine” organized by Albanian community leaders is “the only event of this nature,” writes Illyria in a story on Chef Ahmet Dursun, one of the event’s co-organizers.

Student chef, Addwa Alsubaie, 19, who is preparing avocados at Emma’s Torch, came to the U.S. with her older sister from Saudi Arabia more than a year ago. “We are asylum seekers. It’s hard to live as a woman [in Saudi Arabia],” she told BKLYNER. (Photo via BKLYNER)

Emma’s Torch, a Café and Classroom for Refugees

Brooklyn, Education, Food June 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The recently opened Emma’s Torch in Red Hook offers not just brunch and sandwiches, it also gives an opportunity for refugees to pursue a culinary career, reports BKLYNER.

Pastry chef Judy Lai (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Chef Solves Identity Confusion with Pastry Making

Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens June 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

In her work as a pastry chef, Judy Lai bridges the divide between East and West, and reflects Chinese aesthetics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Celebrating Queens through Its ‘Endless Entrees’

Celebrating Queens through Its ‘Endless Entrees’

Food, Queens June 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

A special section in Queens Chronicle profiles more than 15 ethnic cuisines found in the borough and originating from four continents.

Cynthia Koo (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dim Sum Stories Told Through Cartoon Illustrations

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Cynthia Koo came up with the idea of turning dim sum dishes into cartoon characters while eating in her father’s restaurant, writes World Journal. She now runs the successful online business Wonton In A Million.