Xinjiang is an autonomous region in China and is the home of multiple ethnic groups, including the Uyghurs and Mongols. There's a significant Muslim population, so restaurateurs tend to abide to halal standards, omitting pork from their menus.
Because of its proximity to the Yangtze River, Shanghainese cuisine takes advantage of freshwater fish and crustaceans. Steamed carp, juicy pork buns, braised pork, deep-fried fish and rice cakes are all common dishes.
Gastropubs are nothing new to the growing downtown Los Angeles nightlife scene, but rarely do you stumble across one that's Asian-themed, or even more rare, specifically Chinese. Peking Tavern is doing just that.
Los Angeles is definitely not lacking in fantastic raw fish, but it's admittedly tough to find sushi bites that are both cheap and tasty. But rest assured, they do exist. Here are some low-key joints that won't break the bank.
Durian is a polarizing fruit. You either hate it or love it and there's rarely any middle ground. While others have compared it to gym socks, feces, or rotten meat -- my two cents is that the smell is reminiscent of overly-ripened mangoes.
KCET is the nation's largest independent public television station. On air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. We offer a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world.
Are you a member of the media looking for information about KCET? Visit our press room for contact details, images and all the latest news.