Yakitori is a Japanese type of skewered chicken. Its preparation involves skewering the meat with kushi, a type of skewer typically made of steel, bamboo, or similar materials. Afterwards, they are grilled over a charcoal fire. During or after cooking, the meat is typically seasoned with tare sauce or salt. Image from Just One Cookbook. See their Recipe.
Sun Ha Dang has a delicious and unique dish. Here’s a video with voiceover about that excellent experience. Come hungry and stick around for the rice finale. Sun Ha Dang is located at 4032 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 Report by James Schneider.
Netflix takes you on a global cultural journey into Street food. Discover the stories of the people who create the flavorful dishes. Some the countries covered on season one include, Osaka(Japan), Delhi (India), Bankok (Thailand) and more. Volume One focuses on Asia.
Food and Wine Magazine recently published an article on where to find the chefs featured. Click Here
More than a winning result happens in this story, a story about not exactly the right thing to do but maybe it will help McDonald’s and other corporations do more of the right thing. The antic, credited to Crazy Rich Asians helping these Filipino American guys think more deeply about the need to be proactive about diversity:
Two University of Houston students, Jevh Maravilla and Christian Toledo, went viral on Twitter after sharing images of a fake McDonald’s poster they made and hung at one of the fast-food chain’s locations in Pearland, Texas. The reason for the prank, they said, was because they noticed a lack of diversity on the decorative wall posters. They returned to the Pearland location with a plan: to hang a photo of themselves in the restaurant and see if anyone would notice. READ MORE
Why the cheers for the week’s “get over the hump day?” Well, it’s because in Maryland, there are tantalizing tastes just waiting to be discovered at Food Truck Wednesdays. This fiesta of food happens every Wednesday from spring to the end of October at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department in Arbutus, MD and Red Lion Hotel’s parking lot in Timonium, MD.
The food trucks include all kinds of scrumptious local and international cuisine including: soul-food, Greek, Mexican, Korean, Indian and even dessert trucks. Here are just some of the food trucks who frequent the event:
The Gypsy Queen
Greek on the Street
Beef on the Street
Wanna Pizza This
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
Farm to Charm
Mexican on the Run
The Multi Cultural Cooking Network had the opportunity to catch up with one of the founders of the event, Chad Houck of H2 Markets. What a chat! We talked to him about the origins of the event, how the trucks are selected and what to expect in the coming months. Check out the interview above, and find out more information about Food Truck Wednesdays by going to FoodTruckNites.com.
While going to do my laundry at a strip mall, a vibrant place caught my attention called the Szechuan. Something about it even from afar screamed authentic. The crowd mostly, if not all Asians except me tends to validate my authenticity suspicion.
The restaurant has an extensive menu. Things caught my attention like Szechuan pork, a couple nearby sharing tofu stew, and corn chowder soup. However, I settled on something that I don’t see everyday which is spicy wonton soup. This is not you standard American Chinese won ton soup. Instead it is a mixture of chili oil, broth, green onions and garlic and my wontons were filled with pork. Though, I enjoyed the flavor, I did think it was too oily. I would like to maybe had more broth based. It was very rich. The garlic and green onion tasted very fresh. I also order some crispy spring roll that were perfectly crispy and the vegetables inside tasted fresh and were crunchy.
Appetizers average around $10. Hot pots average $42 and include best for hot pads or chicken hot pot or duck hot pot. Entrées Tinta range between 14 and $20.
On the day I visited, service was extremely slow.
The decor is beautiful. It make you kind of forget you are in s strip mall by a laundry mat and cleaners. I definitely would like to explore some of the other dishes.
The restaurant is located by California State Northridge University.
Where: 9250 RESEDA BLVD UNIT #7-8 NORTHRIDGE, CA 91324