East Asia

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    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Dallas' 5 Best Chinese Restaurants

    Christmas is getting close, which means you should be finalizing your plans for Christmas day dining. Many of you still cook at home, frittering away over some roast that you'll likely mess up, but you should ditch the goose, forget the crown roast of pork and let someone else do the cooking for onc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    The New York Times Declares Great Pecan Crises of 2013

    If there's one thing you should be thankful for this holiday season, it's the pecan pie that is sitting on your table -- provided it's there. News of supply and price pressures have been coming out for weeks, but The New York Times recently declared an all out crisis. The Dallas Morning News report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Eased Trade Restrictions Good for Texas Cattlemen; Bad For Texas Fajitas?

    A news release from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announced the recent lifting of restrictions on U.S. beef exports to Japan should be good for Texas cattlemen. According to the USDA, Japan will now allow imports of beef from cattle less than 30 months of age, as opposed to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    I Saw Who Killed Lucky Cat At Royal China On Chrismas Day

    The tradition has nothing to do with my roots but I've made it my own. Every Christmas Day that I find myself alone, I assemble a loosely coupled family of other orphans in need of holiday plans. Some can't work out the logistics required to navigate crowded airports and rental cars, and some just c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Wendy's Japan Just Goes Ahead and Adds $16 Lobster and Caviar Sandwich

    Not to be out done by French Laundry's sauteed fillet of Atlantic hake, or Noma's tartar and sorrel with juniper and tarragon, or Carl's Jr's Big Carl, Japan Wendy's has added a burger with lobster. And a lobster sandwich topped with caviar. Each is about $16 (US), and can be enjoyed elegantly with ... More >>

  • Film

    August 2, 2012

    Raise a Finger

    Even China can't shut up artist/gadfly Ai Weiwei.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    At China Mex, the Dream of Fusion Power Is Still Just a Dream

    China Mex Grill 8367 Park Lane 214-468-4645 Times I shook my fist at the China Mex menu: 25.4 Number of shrimp I ate (out of a possible 500): 2 When China Mex opened in the old Taco King location on Park Lane, I was optimistic. I have giant-lazy-Susan love for Chinese food, and Mexican food knows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 94: Smoked Ham Mac and Cheese at The Porch

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. And now the real reason I went to The Porch comes to the surface: I'd heard good thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Is Dallas Smarter Than a Third Worlder?

    In my ongoing series on cities smarter than Dallas, please allow me to add Seoul, South Korea, another place we need to send a team to right away. Yesterday the Dallas City Council heard an awe-inspiring presentation by Guillermo Penalosa, a leading-edge planner whose work has helped transform citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Domino's Japan Has a $50 Pizza

    Domino's recent trend of gourmet-ing the shit out of their food jumped to new heights recently. Introducing, from the company's Japanese chain (via Eater), the Prestige Quattro, which is not a sequel to the Hugh Jackman film. This is the $50 (¥3,900) unbelievably fancy pizza that features four sid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Dallas' Five Best Chinese Restaurants

    ​I am not a Jewish person, but I like Jewish things. Latkes top my list. As does getting drunk. Gefilte fish doesn't excite me very much, but Christmas does, which isn't Jewish at all, but you know the drill: movies, Chinese food, drunk. I'm good at these things. These are City of Ate's five ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Oddfellows Chef Brady Williams on Running a Smooth Kitchen and His Bon Iver-Inspired Dish

    Kelsey FosterBrady Williams, with visions of a Tom Waits Gumbo dancing in his head.​In part one of our three parter, Oddfellows Chef Brady Williams told us about his icy road to cooking, while part two covered his take on the Dallas food scene. Today we learn a little about how he runs things ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2011
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    October 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Asian Temptations for the Fat Girl Inside

    The fat girl inside needs more icing. MORE ICING, DAMMIT!​Although I'm a rehabbed fatty, the inner fat girl inside of me lives on, which can be problematic when I return to old stomping grounds, i.e. the Asian grocery store. The days of a pigtailed me gallivanting through an Asian grocery stor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
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    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Can Royal China Be the Real Deal and Not Be in Chinatown?

    ​Is "authentic" Chinese cuisine within Dallas city limits a good thing? That was the question my friends and I were left with when we paid a post-Christmas lunch visit to Royal China last Sunday. The immediate answer would be "yes, of course," right? Driving out to the suburbs for an Asia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Venturing Out for a Bibimbap Bender
    In Koreatown

    Kristy YangTree House's bibimbap, a perfect blend of textures and flavors​I found myself on a bibimbap bender last week after my friend Sam had recommended two of his favorite restaurants in Koreatown. In the spirit of holiday overindulgence, I felt justified in visiting both places in the sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Japan House: Overabundance Does Not a Good Meal Make

    ​I really wanted to like Japan House. Upon first glance, I was in love. The staff is incredibly friendly, the dining area is modern, and the spread looks vast and promising. Because of all the above, it's difficult for me to write what I'm about to write. Located off of 75 in Plano, Japan Ho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs Of Tickets For Boris Tonight At The Loft

    ​Tokyo avant-garde hard-n-heavy rockers Boris are making a highly anticipated tour stop tonight at The Loft in Dallas. That's reason enough for excitement, but the icing on the cake is that Chicago's Russian Circles are also on the bill, adding some slow-building, heavy-riffing instrumental madnes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Return to Sushi Yama: Enough with the Sushi--Bring on the Chicken Gizzards

    ​I look back in regret at the first time I ever tried sushi.During one of my visits to Taiwan as a teenager, my part-Japanese auntie took us to a sushi restaurant. Taiwan was a Japanese colony for 50 years, and when the Japanese left, they left behind much of their culture, including a food influe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Catch the Seoul Train to Fine Food in Korea Town

    Little things mean a lot: Seoul Garden's small plates -- banchan -- are perfect for a big appetite.​ It took me a while to warm up to Korean food, to the chagrin of my many Korean friends. For inexplicable reasons, Korean food seemed to me to be the most foreign and odd of Asian cuisine. I sus ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Oh, Thank Heavens, 7-Eleven's Making Its Own Wine. Just, Ya Know, Don't Call it "Cheap."

    ​Dallas-based 7-Eleven's had a few proprietary wines on shelves for some time, among them Sonoma Crest and Thousand Oaks, but today comes word that the convenience store's actually in the private-label business thanks to a partnership with its Japanese sibling, Seven-Eleven Japan. And, whoa, Yosem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Short Orders: May Dragon

    May Dragon4848 Belt Line, Addison972-392-9998According to my fortune, there's an "interesting musical opportunity" in my very near future. This could, of course, mean only one thing: the Sex Pistols are back together and in need of a Sid Vicious stand in. Either that or Pete Freedman wants me to pos ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009

    Going For Gold

    Mike Osbourne preserves Beijing 2008 on film

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    January 22, 2009

    Made In China

    The Peking Acrobats bring magic to the DSO

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    SMU Economics Prof Ravi Batra Says You Need a Bailout, Not Your Bank

    After the jump, SMU professor of economics and prophet Ravi Batra's five-point plan for fixing the U.S.'s busted economy. No doubt, the sixth point of that plan involves writing books about the busted economy, then sending out press releases promoting one of those books exactly two years after its p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Without China, Dallas Dies. At Least, That's What It Sounds Like in This Story.

    Mayor Tom in China, pondering the global economy and the nice breeze. This morning's China Daily, which is now being tossed on the front lawns of locals making more than 75,000 yuan, makes mention of Dallas's efforts to do business with China. No surprise there; city officials, including several cou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    How the Dallas Mavericks' Jet Spends the Off-Season

    MLW Air The Dallas Mavericks' Boeing 767-200 Mark Cuban has a piece of a pretty nifty fleet of planes: a Boeing 767-200, which holds 102 passengers in cushy comfort, and a 757-200, which'll travel 63 folks willing to suffer with “lavatories so large they have windows.” Both appear to be used by ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    Review: The Fish

    The Fish could use a touch of poison to spice up its menu

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Hello, My Concubine

    Farewell My Concubine is a familiar love story in China. It’s been a poem, a novel and an Oscar-nominated 1993 film. Now it’s also a 90-minute Western-style opera (sung in Mandarin with English subtitles), and it’s coming from China to Richardson’s Eisemann Center with its original 130-membe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007

    The China Syndrome

    The US-China Business Council yesterday released what it calls a "full analysis of US exports to China from all 435 districts in the US House of Representatives," which, of course, includes the good ol' 32nd Congressional District -- Pete Sessions country, natch. Overall, says the report, U.S. expo ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007
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    February 8, 2007
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    February 1, 2007
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    July 13, 2006

    Eastbound and Down

    The Crow Collection hosts a day of Asian culture

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006

    America's Past Prime

    Ssssh. Hear that? Is it butterflies peein' in a cotton field? Vince Young's gears turnin'? Bode Miller's Olympic medals clanging together? Nope, just the hollow clamor surrounding the World Baseball Classic. Chalk up another one for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. First, despite a moun ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 7, 2003

    Shrunken Head

    Closed by fire, Royal Tokyo re-emerges in a new, improved version

  • Dining

    August 29, 2002

    Cool Cucumber

    On Harry Hines, sea cucumbers and watermelon help an unlikely revolution at Chef Hsu

  • Dining

    June 4, 1998

    Chinese slick

    P.F. Chang's polishes Chinese fare with an American bistro veneer

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