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Clarissa Wei
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I'm a writer with a knack for Asian cuisine. Los Angeles native.
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    Japanese restaurants are popping up all over the San Gabriel Valley, as restaurateurs cater to a clientele willing to splash out on premium seafood.
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    Lobster is a popular and decadent dish in Cantonese and Taiwanese cooking. Here's where you can find it in the L.A. area.
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    Filipino food is a hodgepodge of international flavors with Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American influences. Here's where you can find it in L.A.
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    If you have a sweet tooth and haven't had brick toast before, you're in luck: a look at the best brick toast in the San Gabriel Valley
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    To mark the Chinese New Year, we've compiled a list of all the regions of China represented in the greater Los Angeles area.
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    There's an entire art behind brewing a good cup of tea. Here's where you can experience it in L.A.
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    While jellyfish isn't exactly in the diet of the average American, it might be a good idea to start eating it.
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    When an alcoholic woman is found drowned near her home, Father Brown suspects murder, but the police think the death was accidental.
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    Hubei is a province in central China, dotted with thousands of lakes and known affectionately as the "Land of Fish and Rice." And it's home to some pretty spicy food.
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    Putrid foods aren't exactly on everyone's bucket list, but they exist for a reason. In Asian cultures especially, many of the stinkiest dishes are fermented, and very good for you.
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    A proposed dinner series will skirt California's foie gras ban to serve the French delicacy to L.A. adventurers. But are the events stunning enough to justify all the work?
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    In the last two years, there's been an influx of quality-focused Sichuan restaurants around Los Angeles.
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    Cambodian food is reminiscent of the fare from its Southeast Asian neighbors, Thailand and Vietnam. But it's less spicy than Thai food and there's a heavier focus on freshwater fish.
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    Defining characteristics of Himalayan food: an abundant use of yak, barley, mutton, and spices.
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    In Chinese culture, food and medicine are synonymous.
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    The dish isn't complicated. It is just pork over rice. Pork belly, thinly sliced pork, cubed fatty pork -- any variation works really.
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    Mi quang is a central Vietnamese specialty, named after Quảng Nam Province, where it originated.
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    Singaporean cuisine is composed of a hodgepodge of cultures: Chinese, Malaysia, Indian influences abound.
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    Posted Borgen
    in Tune Ins
    The multi-layered onion that is Kasper Juul finally gets peeled back, revealing a core that's far less rotten than its outer shell.
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    Arab, Malaysian, Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences can be detected in Sri Lankan cuisine due to a history of trading and colonization.
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    Burrata is a once-rare, still expensive dairy treat that is beloved in parts of Italy. Here's who's making it in California.
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    There are so many varieties of this American classic. Whether you prefer them coated in a sweet chili sauce or paired with tabasco maple butter, there's really something for everyone's fried chicken cravings.
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    Part of Ventura Boulevard is also known as Sushi Row, named for the sheer amount of Japanese restaurants on the stretch.
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    Here, we've rounded up a list of farms and markets to get your weekly fix of organic-ish Asian vegetables.
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    There's a lot of Taiwanese food in Los Angeles. It makes sense. Los Angeles is the home to the largest population of Taiwanese Americans in the States.
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    At its most basic level, gua baos are essentially pork belly buns. They're the Taiwanese equivalent of hamburgers.
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    Los Angeles is lucky to be the home of a sizable Taiwanese population and with their influence, Taiwanese snow shaved ice (or snow cream) has definitely made a mark on local the dessert scene.
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    In this final episode, obesity is studied: how has it come to pass that more people are overfed than undernourished?
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    Without a doubt, the Chinese are the champions of dumplings. We've rounded up ten different types of Chinese dumplings in Los Angeles.
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    Posted Hot Pot
    in Tune Ins
    Six different types of regional hot pots in Los Angeles.
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  • Entry
    Japanese restaurants are popping up all over the San Gabriel Valley, as restaurateurs cater to a clientele willing to splash out on premium seafood.
  • Entry
    Lobster is a popular and decadent dish in Cantonese and Taiwanese cooking. Here's where you can find it in the L.A. area.
  • Entry
    Filipino food is a hodgepodge of international flavors with Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American influences. Here's where you can find it in L.A.
  • Entry
    If you have a sweet tooth and haven't had brick toast before, you're in luck: a look at the best brick toast in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Entry
    To mark the Chinese New Year, we've compiled a list of all the regions of China represented in the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Entry
    There's an entire art behind brewing a good cup of tea. Here's where you can experience it in L.A.
  • Entry
    While jellyfish isn't exactly in the diet of the average American, it might be a good idea to start eating it.
  • Entry
    When an alcoholic woman is found drowned near her home, Father Brown suspects murder, but the police think the death was accidental.
  • Entry
    Hubei is a province in central China, dotted with thousands of lakes and known affectionately as the "Land of Fish and Rice." And it's home to some pretty spicy food.
  • Entry
    Putrid foods aren't exactly on everyone's bucket list, but they exist for a reason. In Asian cultures especially, many of the stinkiest dishes are fermented, and very good for you.