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Drink that coconut water! — Food recommendations for healthy aging

Drink that coconut water! — Food recommendations for healthy aging

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Salmon, mackerel, tuna You get the idea—fish! Not only is that piece of salmon a healthy, lower-calorie alternative to red meat, all those omega-3 fatty acids are like a lubricant for the brain.

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Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

SPAM: Love it or hate it?

SPAM: Love it or hate it?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly SPAM. It’s more than just junk mail in your inbox. People have called it different names like “shoulder of pork and ham,” “spiced ham,” “specially-processed American meats,” and skeptics have called it “something posing as meat.”

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Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Yay for KIMCHI!

Yay for KIMCHI!

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly When people think of Korean food, the first thing that comes to mind is “kimchi.” The word kimchi means “pickled

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Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Korean businesses booted from the Exchange Building

Korean businesses booted from the Exchange Building

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The line at The Original Deli in downtown Seattle is usually full of businessmen and women grabbing

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Posted in Business, Features, Food, Profiles, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

China bans NW shellfish imports

China bans NW shellfish imports

SEATTLE (AP) – China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets for Northwest companies and prompting fears of a months-long shutdown.

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Posted in Food, National News, Vol 32 No 52 | 12/21-12/270 Comments

New Year feasts from around Asia

New Year feasts from around Asia

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of things to prepare when celebrating the Lunar New Year (as opposed to the Solar New Year, which is overrated), but perhaps the most important is the food.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

A Vietnamese Thanksgiving

A Vietnamese Thanksgiving

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Vietnamese in the United States can easily identify with the Thanksgiving story.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 48 | 11/24-11/300 Comments

Beyond the Plate: The Asian lowdown on Seattle’s farmers markets

Beyond the Plate: The Asian lowdown on Seattle’s farmers markets

While I was enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon at the Broadway Farmers Market, it occurred to me to follow up on NWAW’s first installment of “Beyond the Plate” with one on farmers markets. Many Asians I’ve spoken with have admitted to feeling removed or uninterested in farmers markets …

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Posted in Beyond the Plate, Food, Vol 31 No 34 | 8/18-8/240 Comments

My list of irresistible snacks

My list of irresistible snacks

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The best advice I can give to keep your weight down is to treat yourself while eating small portions. I’m lucky to be in the International District, where there are many snacks offered at reasonable prices. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Posted in Food, Vol 31 No 29 | 7/14-7/200 Comments

Beyond the Plate: Rainy day noshing from food blogs and beyond

Beyond the Plate: Rainy day noshing from food blogs and beyond

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Last week, I went on a picnic — a “summer picnic” to be specific — and it rained. Weather aside, the food was great, but I was certain that our calling it a summer picnic caused the weather to get testy. So, it hasn’t been all sunshine these past […]

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Posted in Food, Vol 31 No 28 | 7/7-7/130 Comments

Cooking and eating with Mom — Food writers share stories about their mothers and food

Cooking and eating with Mom — Food writers share stories about their mothers and food

Compiled by Pat Tanumihardja For Northwest Asian Weekly For many, food is the link to cultural roots, the lens through which we view our

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Posted in Community News, Features, Food, Vol 31 No 20 | 5/12-5/181 Comment

A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean?

A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean?

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly As early as I can remember, I loved firecrackers.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 5 | 1/28-2/30 Comments

Chefs and foodies root for ginger’s versatile properties for Lunar New Year

Chefs and foodies root for ginger’s versatile properties for Lunar New Year

By Michelle Locke For The Associated Press Fresh, dried, candied, or pickled, the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale — ginger root to you and me — is a hot commodity at the moment. Used quietly for years to add zip to everything from stir-fries and sushi to breads and cookies, ginger happens to be […]

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Posted in Food, Vol 31 No 4 | 1/21-1/270 Comments

The little-known history behind your favorite Chinese New Year foods

The little-known history behind your favorite Chinese New Year foods

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly With the Lunar New Year approaching, Asians around the world are looking forward to a variety

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 31 No 4 | 1/21-1/270 Comments

Thanksgiving … Asian-fied! (a round-up of blog posts and newspaper stories)

Thanksgiving … Asian-fied! (a round-up of blog posts and newspaper stories)

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Creating content around Thanksgiving for an Pan-Asian newspaper is unexpectedly difficult.  After all, there’s only so many times we can run the same old, “How to bring add Asian flair to your Thanksgiving dinner!” story. However, there are some folks who have brought some freshness to an old schtick.

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Posted in Food, Lifestyle, News1 Comment

Please take off your shoes when you enter my house (for Thanksgiving!)

Please take off your shoes when you enter my house (for Thanksgiving!)

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Yeah, a Thanksgiving article about etiquette is pretty exciting and cutting-edge stuff. But before

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Food, Vol 30 No 48 | 11/26-12/20 Comments

Demystifying hot pot … and Little Sheeps

Demystifying hot pot … and Little Sheeps

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Is there such a thing as a “real little sheep” (versus “fake little sheep”)?

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Posted in Food, Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/120 Comments

Is there plasticizer in your food? What is the FDA hiding?

Is there plasticizer in your food? What is the FDA hiding?

By Ngoc Nguyen, Vivian Po, Summer Chiang New America Media More than three weeks after the Taiwanese government began a massive recall of tainted food products, the United States government has provided no guidance to retailers as to which products are safe to sell. By contrast, the Philippines, Canada, and New Zealand have published the […]

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Posted in Food, Health, Vol 30 No 26 | 6/25-7/10 Comments

Edmonds man famed for being instant ramen connoisseur

Edmonds man famed for being instant ramen connoisseur

The unemployed Edmonds transplant has carved out an online niche as a prolific sampler of packaged Asian noodles, the kind you cook by adding boiling water and little else.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Food, National News, Vol 30 No 24 | 6/11-6/171 Comment

A tiger enters the kitchen — Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan shows why she isn’t the typical cookbook author

A tiger enters the kitchen — Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan shows why she isn’t the typical cookbook author

Journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan stood in front of the wok clutching her Blackberry, admittedly scared that if she diverted from the recipe, she’d make a mistake.

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Profiles, Vol 30 No 24 | 6/11-6/171 Comment

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