ALEXANDRA RADILALEH WRITES– Since my return to Los Angeles from my study abroad in South Korea last summer, I’ve been eager to taste delicious and healthy foods like gaya milmyeon, chimaek and ganjang gejang once more. On my own, I did find some locations that almost replicated those intricate flavors,…Full Article Los Angeles: ASIAN RESTAURANTS GET LITTLE HELP FROM YELP
NICOLE ALAVERDIAN WRITES– As the world scrambles to adopt more environmentally friendly practices, there is one overlooked culprit of climate change: animal agriculture. Despite a recent wave of vegetarian, vegan and plant-based food offerings in the Asian-Pacific, a study by the Food Service Consultants Society predicts that in Asia “the…Full Article ENVIRONMENT: Is it possible for the Asian Pacific to mend its carnivorous appetite?
MICHELLE DOR WRITES — Airline food is notorious for not living up to what you might expect with a costly plane ticket. It’s probably safe to say that many travelers dread but endure eating it, given the limits to catering options 35,000 feet above ground. In addition, our taste buds…Full Article Malaysia: Air Asia takes Plane Food to Restaurants
MICHELLE DOR WRITES — An unemployed 45-year old man in Singapore by the name of Joseph Murugan allegedly attempted to steal free roti, a native Indian dish, by knifing a store clerk. Assisted by two others, Murugan slashed the chef with a knife after he was turned down, leaving a…Full Article Singapore: Man slashes cook after demanding free roti prata, gets jail
ALEXIS CRUZ WRITES – Anthony Bourdain, the American celebrity chef and documentarian perhaps best known as tour guide/TV host of the CNN series “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” died June 8, but his taste for international cuisine, culture and adventure lives on. Some of the best “Parts Unknown” episodes took place…Full Article TV: Anthony Bourdain on Asia
Elementary school teacher. Nurse. Lifeguard. Since her 1959 introduction, Barbie has served many roles. The Barbie that was both a bakery chef and a regular chef, has come to life in Taiwan. Barbie’s Cafe in Taiwan caused a media frenzy last week when it opened in Taipei. Media sources from…Full Article TAIWAN: Barbie Gets Sweeter
In another major McDonald story: Chinese media outlets have pounced on a major McDonald’s slip-up. On March 16, a Chinese television station revealed that a branch of McDonald’s restaurants had been selling expired food products. The nation’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) “invited” executives of McDonald’s China to a “discussion”…Full Article CHINA: Not “Lovin’ It”