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Clarissa Wei
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I'm a writer with a knack for Asian cuisine and I lead monthly Chinese food tours. Los Angeles native.
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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
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    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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    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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    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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    Six different types of regional hot pots in Los Angeles.
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    Hot pot is akin to fondue: ingredients are placed in a boiling pot served tableside. Here's a guide to the different types of regional hot pot in Los Angeles.
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    Here are three amazing places in the greater Los Angeles area to get your fill of Chinese meat pies.
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    It's one of the most influential styles of Chinese cooking and widely beloved among Angelenos. All of the Shandong-inspired restaurants in the Los Angeles serve noodles, scallion pancakes, and dumplings.
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    Pollock's restored painting is currently on-view at The Getty Center, from March 11 - June 1, 2014.
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    How to plant an awesome vegetable garden but still be mindful of the drought.
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    Find out what episodes of "Visiting With Huell Howser" are airing on KCET this week.
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    Yunnan is one of the most gorgeous provinces of China, highly praised by poets and landscape artists for its sweeping topography and deep blue lakes.
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    A free music and arts education program for local children off West Adams Boulevard.
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    Yunnan is one of the most gorgeous provinces of China, highly praised by poets and landscape artists for its sweeping topography and lakes. It's a place of cobblestone streets, courtyards, curved Chinese roofs, and more importantly -- pungently spicy cuisine.
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    Why Southern California needs to plan for the drought, even after the big storms.
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    It is said that Shanxi is the home of the Chinese noodle, and it's the province Marco Polo visited before he, allegedly, took recipes back to Italy.
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    Mapo tofu is a classic Sichuan dish. It's soft tofu cubes, swimming in a wonderful sauce of garlic-infused chili and ground pork. The secret ingredient is the Sichuan peppercorn -- a spice that will numb your tongue and produce a citrusy after-taste.
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    Ten facts about mason bees you probably didn't know.
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    Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern California through articles, essays, and thinkpieces by more than 80 contributors in 11 counties.
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    These sweet rice balls are the hallmark dessert of Chinese New Year. They're the sugary equivalent of a dumpling, often infused with black sesame, red bean, or grounded peanuts.
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