Food

Tenzen Tsering (Photo via Times Ledger)

‘Most Respected Tibetan Chef in Queens’ Opens New Restaurant

Asian, Food, Queens April 1, 2015 at 10:43 am

World-renowned Chef Tenzen Tsering, of GangJong Kitchen in Jackson Heights, has opened a second Tibetan restaurant – Punda in Sunnyside, which he hopes will make the neighborhood “happier and healthier,” he tells the Times Ledger.

"We don't live; we survive," said Mexican mother Nancy Vázquez. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Child Poverty Epidemic Sweeps Through New York State

African American, Food, Latino, New York, Youth March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The levels of child poverty in New York state are reaching epidemic proportions and Latino and African-American children are the most affected, El Diario reports.

Natalia Mendez at La Morada (Screenshot via Mott Haven Herald video)

Running a Restaurant as an Undocumented Mother

Bronx, Food, Immigration, Mexican March 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Natalia Mendez fulfilled her long-time dream of opening her own restaurant but the undocumented mother of three has another dream she has to put on hold –seeing her family in southern Mexico after nearly three decades, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Rendering of Queens Night Market (from www.queensnightmarket.com)

Chinese Lawyer Eyes a ‘Night Market’ in Queens

Business, East Asian, Food, Queens March 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

A Chinese-American lawyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a night market in Queens in April, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The smoked meats counter at Morscher's Pork Store. (Photo by Regina Mogilevskaya via Brooklyn Based)

Checking out Sleepy Ridgewood

Brooklyn, Food, Housing, Queens March 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Brooklyn Based offers a neighborhood guide to Ridgewood, which straddles Brooklyn and Queens.

Second graders Tatiana Hudson and Michael Mendez, along with fifth grader Yanziel Lagara, waited to receive the bags of staples at PS 48. (Photo by Naiche Parker via The Hunts Point Express)

Filling the Meal Gap in Hunts Point

Bronx, Education, Food March 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Kids at PS 48 in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx are getting food donations that help fill meal gaps, the Hunts Point Express reports.

Preparing parshaaday in Richmond Hill (Screen shot via Open City)

Preparing Parshaaday in a Queens Gurdwara

Food, Queens, South Asian March 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

At the Sikh gurdwara in Richmond Hill every Sunday, volunteers prepare up to 9,000 Punjabi rotis to serve to anyone who comes, for free, reports Open City.

A Spanish-stye pizzetta. (Photo by Maria Gotay via Bushwick Daily)

Meet Maite, in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Food, Latino, Western European March 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Bushwick has a new restaurant, Maite, combining Basque, Colombian and Italian flavors, reports Bushwick Daily.

Radek Kucharski (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish ‘Zappies’ in the Heart of Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food March 3, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Early, a new Polish-owned cafe, has opened in Greenpoint and features Polish items on its menu, including the “zappie,” reports Nowy Dziennik.

Chef Dale Talde (Photo via Asian Journal)

Talde Brings Filipino-Inspired Food to Jersey City

Food, Metro Area, Southeast Asian February 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Chef Dale Talde talks to Asian Journal about running his namesake restaurant, his close relationship with his family, and how his upbringing as a Filipino American influences the food he makes.

"SuperFrench" at the Georges-André Café in Brooklyn. (Photo via French Morning)

In Bed-Stuy, ‘SuperFrench’ Runs the Show

Brooklyn, Food February 24, 2015 at 5:08 pm

There are many coffee houses in Brooklyn like Bed-Stuy’s Georges-André, but this one is run with an iron fist by ‘SuperFrench,’ French Morning reports.

Melchor Evangelista, chef at Grill 21(Photo via The FilAm)

Sampling Filipino Food

East Asian, Food, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm

An 8-year-old restaurant in New York’s Gramercy area serves up authentic Filipino dishes such as dinuguan made of ox blood, The FilAm reports.

Fried peony puffs (Photo by Jane Zhang via Sing Tao Daily)

Dim Sum Chef is Busy for the Lunar New Year

East Asian, Food, Traditions February 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

A top dim sum chef demonstrates the care with which fried “peony blossoms” and other Chinese specialties are prepared for the Lunar New Year, which begins Feb. 19. Read the story from Sing Tao Daily.

Eddie Huang’s creative spirit also created a Jeremy Lin bao during the peak of Linsanity. (Photo via World Journal)

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and into BaoHaus

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Media February 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Taiwanese eatery BaoHaus on East 14th St. is seeing an uptick in business thanks to the success of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is based on the memoirs of BaoHaus owner Eddie Huang, reports World Journal.

El Nuevo Bohío (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Feeling at Home at El Nuevo Bohío

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Puerto Rican February 5, 2015 at 5:01 pm

At El Nuevo Bohío restaurant in the Bronx, customers can enjoy Dominican and Puerto Rican meals while surrounded by murals depicting landscapes of the islands and memories from childhood, reports Manhattan Times.