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The Travel Report — Navigating through weather and nostalgia in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly The rainy season in Cambodia is definitely moody, but to the point. It’s punctual, at times, but always loud. Irreverent. It doesn’t give two smacks about how busy you are, and it always puts its own priorities ahead of yours. You would think it was a narcissist. But it’s […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Guam Food Tours: Open for business

Guam Food Tours: Open for business

By Jojo Santo Tomas Pacific Daily News HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — After her seemingly innocuous questions eight months ago, I knew that Leslie Travis was up to something. I never realized she was letting me peep on the genesis of the Guam Food Tours. It was on my birthday last year, November 28, while I […]

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Posted in Food, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

A 23-year-old journey for magical rice

A 23-year-old journey for magical rice

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly We just came back from a three-week vacation in Italy! You know what I was looking forward to the most? Chinese food. Ok, settle down. Don’t let your calzone collapse—we had pizza and pasta up the wazoo. The last time I was in Italy was 1991. My wife Maya […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Yum! Classic Korean pancakes go easily from street food to dinner

Yum! Classic Korean pancakes go easily from street food to dinner

By Sara Moulton Associated Press Mung beans have been a staple of the cuisines of India, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. And with good reason. They are a delicious and healthy source of protein and fiber. In the U.S., we tend to know them mostly in their sprouted state, and by […]

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Posted in Food, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

Aegis Gardens unlocks hidden Chinese history

Aegis Gardens unlocks hidden Chinese history

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Unexpected history was revealed July 30 at the groundbreaking ceremony for Aegis Gardens, which will be the first Chinese retirement home in Washington state. Why was the city of Newcastle picked? Some factors might be that it is one of the highest-income areas in our state, ranked one of […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Profiles, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

You are allowed to talk about it — Asian Americans and support systems for dealing with epilepsy

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly The sun was out and the sky was blue on the day of June 20th. It was the beginning of summer and the local Seattleites and others from surrounding areas, including Sylvia Park and her brother from Gig Harbor, were ready for the warmth and sunshine. A crowd was […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 34 No 32 | 8/1-8/70 Comments

Not boxed in — Ki Chong Tran can take a punch

Not boxed in — Ki Chong Tran can take a punch

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “DON’T BOX,” said Ki Chong Tran’s grandmother, worried what would happen when he moved to his mother’s native Phnom Penh. “Boxing is for peasants.” She needn’t worry. After winning a professional mixed martial arts, or MMA, fight in Phuket in August 2013 against Thailand’s Kritsada “Dream Man” Konsrichai, the […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Summer cheers for Asian beers — A world of beer—stepping out of the local to find something new

Summer cheers for Asian beers — A world of beer—stepping out of the local to find something new

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly I once lived with a roommate who seemed to prefer an obscure little beer that I had never heard of before. That beer was Sapporo, a rice beer from Japan. At the time it seemed peculiar that he’d prefer that over the local, craft IPA that I’d often bring […]

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Posted in Features 31, Food, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

WAYNE’S WORLDS — “Do as I say, not as I do” — Advice for my son

WAYNE’S WORLDS — “Do as I say, not as I do” — Advice for my son

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’ve heard that as parents, we live vicariously through our kids.  While that may very well be true, I think I’ve taken it a step further. Apparently, as my son comes of age, I’ve managed to perfect time travel. A few weeks ago, I went to my son Tyler’s […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

A tisket, a tasket — Letters and loss

A tisket, a tasket — Letters and loss

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Midday. Overcast. Reading Man and His Symbols, Carl Jung. That and looking over a few photographs of rural Ireland, plus notes I made in those days, more than a dozen years ago now, poke out of folders here on the park bench. Making headway. On the story. One I’ve […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

King and queens of beans — Part 3 of the ‘Soy series’

King and queens of beans — Part 3 of the ‘Soy series’

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Soybeans could be considered the king of beans. For over 5000 years soybeans have been cultivated and used as a source of food and drugs. Emperor Shen-nung of China said soybeans are one of five sacred plants, along with rice, corn, and barley. The 20th century found versatile ways […]

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Posted in Food, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

Having fun with tofu — Part two of three of the ‘Soy Series’

Having fun with tofu — Part two of three of the ‘Soy Series’

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Tofu has long been a staple in Asian cuisine and a favorite among vegetarians. Although I grew up eating tofu, I never thought much about where it came from or how it was made. How does a soybean turn into tofu? As part of my desire to eat healthier […]

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Posted in Food, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 22, Health, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

The Village Report — Eloping…

The Village Report — Eloping…

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “Did you change your hair?” I said, thinking out loud. “Yeah. There’s a place called the Chop Shop in Skibbereen.” “It’s interesting how the front of your hair flips up a little bit like that.” I was used to Yoshi Kayukawa’s wilder cuts, like the shaved look in his […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Food equals love (and also memories of mom) — What dish by your mom was your favorite?

Food equals love (and also memories of mom) — What dish by your mom was your favorite?

In celebration of our mothers we asked staff and colleagues what was their favorite dish prepared by their moms. Here are some appetizing responses: “It’s a simple dish, but my mom always made me omelettes growing up. She would mix the eggs in a bowl with soy sauce, fish sauce, and green onions, and then […]

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Posted in Features 20, Food, Vol 34 No 20 | 5/9-5/150 Comments

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Earlier this year, Sean Jen quit his job at a consulting firm to start his own Taiwanese food truck. One of the few of its kind in Seattle, Jen wanted to honor his heritage as well as the food he enjoyed most. Growing up, food was very important to […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 20, Food, Profiles, Vol 34 No 20 | 5/9-5/150 Comments

Serenity and a full stomach — Girin: Offering a new Korean dining option in the city

Serenity and a full stomach — Girin: Offering a new Korean dining option in the city

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Aptly named after a Korean mythical creature that brings good luck, prosperity, and serenity, Girin looks to introduce Pioneer Square to the world of Korean cuisine – sensory overload with rich smells, vibrant colors, robust textures, and of course, a pleasant experience for your taste buds. As a Korean […]

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Posted in Food, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

Aiming to be the Clothes Whisperer

Aiming to be the Clothes Whisperer

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly There comes a point in your life when you realize your strengths. There’s a confidence that comes from knowing what you do well. It’s a confidence that shines through when you’re doing something well – even a swagger. Me? I’m good at working a computer, playing tennis, and I’d […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

The Village Report — Vietnam: Coming to rest and search

The Village Report — Vietnam: Coming to rest and search

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “Where are you from?” he wants to know. The tour guide. It’s 7:45AM and I’m rubbing my eyes in the morning in Dalat. “Asia,” I say, mindlessly. It’s a lifelong question, this sense of fromness. Identity, the search for “who am I?” all that existential angst that only recently […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/240 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds — The Dumpling Complex

Wayne’s Worlds — The Dumpling Complex

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly “What are you doing?”  I asked of my wife Maya, in a tone mixed between innocence and accusatory. “I’m pan frying some dumplings for the party,” she answered, matter of factly. The “party”, she was referring to, was the bi-weekly neighborhood gathering we affectionately refer to as “Yappy Hour,” […]

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Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Food, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

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