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8 Lucky Foods to Eat During the Lunar New Year

You are what you eat — perhaps especially during the Lunar New Year. In our last post, we talked about how you can up your luck, and eating certain foods is one of them. Here are eight eats to feed your fortune as you ring in the Year of the Rooster.
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Don’t Freeze Your Ears Off: What to Eat During the Dongzhi Festival

Don’t Freeze Your Ears Off: What to Eat During the Dongzhi Festival

You might know about the winter solstice, which marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. But do you know about the Dongzhi Festival, a kind of winter solstice celebration in China?
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Kee Ling Tong of Kee’s Chocolates: From the Corporate World to the Chocolate Factory

Kee Ling Tong of Kee’s Chocolates: From the Corporate World to the Chocolate Factory

While there’s a lot to be said for Asian candy, sometimes you can’t beat a delicious piece of chocolate. That’s where Kee’s Chocolates comes in. We had the chance to speak to founder Kee Ling Tong about how she went from the corporate world to running her own sweet business.

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Pocky Day: 11 Fun Facts About Our Favorite Snack in a Stick

Pocky Day: 11 Fun Facts About Our Favorite Snack in a Stick

While every day is Pocky Day here at Pearl River, this yummy Japanese snack in a stick is celebrated worldwide every November 11 (11-11, get it?). What better time to munch on 11 mouth-watering morsels about this distinctive cookie?
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How Sweet It Is: Fun Facts Asian Candy

How Sweet It Is: Fun Facts Asian Candy

Halloween is almost here so you know what that means: candy candy candy! Savor some fun facts you might not know about four quintessential Asian sweets.
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The Mid-Autumn Festival: Family, the Full Moon, and Mooncakes

The Mid-Autumn Festival: Family, the Full Moon, and Mooncakes

You might already know about Lunar New Year, the biggest holiday in many Asian countries, but how about the second biggest holiday?
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Happy Chop Suey Day! A Brief Guide to a Quintessential Chinese American Dish

Happy Chop Suey Day! A Brief Guide to a Quintessential Chinese American Dish

You’ve probably heard of chop suey, but do you know where it comes from and who invented it? Find out in our brief guide to this "mixed up" dish.
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National Bao Day: Six Things You Might Not Know About Baozi

National Bao Day: Six Things You Might Not Know About Baozi

Happy National Bao Day! To celebrate the dumpling's underrated cousin, we bring you six things you might not know about the versatile baozi.
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Artist-in-Residence Dingding Hu: Adding Spice to Everyday Life

Artist-in-Residence Dingding Hu: Adding Spice to Everyday Life

Illustrator Dingding Hu has spent her life traversing different cultures through food. We had the chance to speak with our latest artist-in-residence about how she got into illustration, her early inspirations, and her favorite spicy dish.
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Five Things You Might Not Know about the Delicious Dumpling

Five Things You Might Not Know about the Delicious Dumpling

Lunar New Year wouldn’t be complete without delicious food, and lots of it. Here are five things you might not know about this savory treat.
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A Brief History Egg Tarts, From Portuguese Monks to Hong Kong Hipsters

A Brief History Egg Tarts, From Portuguese Monks to Hong Kong Hipsters

That creamy filling. That flaky crust. The way it’s so easy  too easy  to eat several in one sitting. Learn eight things you might not know about the Chinese egg tart.
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8 Things You Might Not Know About Fortune Cookies

8 Things You Might Not Know About Fortune Cookies

Happy Fortune Cookie Day! Find out more about this seemingly simple (not quite) dessert, including its complex history, who writes the fortunes, and what kind of luck they can bring you.
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