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Local Native David Chang Brings Bold New York Tastes Back Home to DC

Inside the central courtyard of CityCenterDC where celebrity

chef David Chang will open his latest Momofuku outpost.

By Daphne Domingo  Famed chef and son of Virginia David Chang is coming home! Well, at least one version of his culinary delights will be. DMV residents will no longer have to train, drive, fly or bus it up to New York City in order to enjoy some of the famed Momofuku yummy goodness as a new outpost opens in the …

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New Upscale Restaurant Blends Japanese with French Cuisines

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By Heidi Zheng Photo credit to Crane & Turtle Tucked in a quiet neighborhood of Columbia Heights, Crane & Turtle is star restaurateur Paul Ruppert’s new joint on Georgia Avenue. Unlike his other ventures, such as Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, both of which feature mainly American fares, Crane & Turtle brands itself as French-Japanese fusion, a rarity if not …

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Food Allergies Among Minority Children Often Go Undiagnosed

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By Jenny Chen When both of Sharon Wong’s sons were diagnosed with severe nut allergies she thought they wouldn’t be able to Asian food forever. Asian food often contains peanuts in the form of peanut oil, peanut sauce, or just crushed peanuts. Wong’s youngest son couldn’t even be in the same room as peanuts without throwing up. But the author …

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Top 8 Ramen Restaurants in the DC Area

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By Derek Mong and Daphne Domingo Ramen is quite possibly one of the most popularized Asian dish in the Western world. Originally a Japanese noodle dish consisting of Chinese wheat noodles in broth, it has morphed into a whole cuisine. Below is a roundup of 8 top ramen restaurants in the DC area. NOOSHI (http://www.nooshidc.com) — While Nooshi might not …

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Mulberry Stories: Conversations Between An American Daughter And Her Mother [BLOG]

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As a nod to this month’s theme of food, mother and daughter blogging team  Jian and Lisa are tackling cultural traditions around eating and drinking. Jian: Do you remember as a teenager, you’d never want to have Chinese food when we went out to eat? Whenever I asked you what kind of cuisine you’d like, you always gave me the …

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Asian Festival in Maryland Draws Thousands

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos by JLI The sun and cool fall weather were the bonus attractions at the 10th Annual Asian Festival, held on September 28-29 in Maryland, enticing thousands to linger leisurely on opening day and to come back the following day. The crowds enjoyed the world famous “Bamboo Orchestra” from Beijing, China, the concert featuring international star …

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Mary Kong-DeVito: DC’s Diva of All things Edible

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By Suchi Rudra Strolling with her parents down the boardwalk in Atlantic City, 10-year-old Mary Kong-DeVito experienced her first love—food love, that is. After swallowing the first raw oyster of her life, Mary begged her father to order more, and eventually gulped down 2 or 3 dozen that afternoon. “I think something clicked that day. All I’d ever eaten before …

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From “Cheetos” to Stuffed Zucchini: How an India-Headquartered Company is Contributing to Healthy Eating in U.S. Communities

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By Niharika Chibber Joe Several years ago, my intern from Mongolia worriedly inquired, “Why are poor people in America so fat?” The question threw me – was it even politically correct to use the words “poor” or “fat” anymore? Growing up in India, I did not recall seeing “poor” people who were “fat.” Quite to the contrary, in fact. In …

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The What, When and How of Weight Loss

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By Jasmine Ma, L. Ac. WHAT Don’t eat the same things every day. The more varieties of food the better, because they all provide different types of nutrients – vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, etc. Eat a balanced diet with as many vegetables as possible.  Eat 2-3 times as many vegetables as fruit, and make sure to eat fresh …

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East Coast Food Tour: New York City, NY

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By Amanda L. Andrei Fact: New York City is a gastronomic paradise. Whatever your palate or budget, you can find something to eat. Even when narrowing it to only Asian cuisines, the choices are staggering to the point of bewilderment. But if I’m going to spend a weekend in the city, I’m visiting my roots and checking out Filipino food. …

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Secret Menus in Plain Sight: A Vietnamese Culinary Tour of Eden Center

Bun bo hue, along with some additional fresh herbs and veggies.

By Amanda L. Andrei Ask any D.C. area resident for a recommendation on Vietnamese cuisine, and nine times out of ten you will be directed to Eden Center. Nestled on the northern edge of that legendary traffic nightmare known as Seven Corners in Falls Church, Virginia, Eden Center is more than a Vietnamese shopping plaza. It’s the largest Vietnamese commercial …

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