The Year of the Monkey
Sunday, Feb 7: Chinese New Year Celebration
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Rambling through the eateries of Albuquerque
Chan Can Cook
And Chopstix Chinese Cuisine proves it
Kung Pao Tripitas
The mysterious Azteca Chinese
Don’t Call Them Donuts
The secrets of the sesame ball
I Like to Watch (Instantly): Eat Drink Man Woman, The Road Home
Notable romantic Chinese titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Directed by Ang Lee
Cast: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Jacqueline Wu Chien-Lien, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao, Chao-jung Chen, Lester Chit-Man Chan, Yu Chen
The Daily Word: Osama Bin Laden, Giant Fossil Ant Discovery, Happy Star Wars Day
Osama Bin Laden News Roundup:
The White House updates the narrative on how Osama Bin Laden was killed.
Federal prosecutors will seek to dismiss all charges against Bin Laden.
Bin Laden had 500 Euros sewn into his clothes for a quick escape.
Wikileaks reveals that in 2008, US troops were 1,800 yards from Bin Laden, training Pakistanis how to catch him.
Steven Colbert tracks the politicization of Bin Laden's death.
It's been 3 days since Bin Laden was killed, time for some conspiracy theories and memes.
A state health department administrator has been arrested for driving drunk in a government vehicle.
People are complaining about the low graduation rate among Lottery scholarship recipients.
John Ashcroft is Blackwater's new ethics chief. What's another word for irony?
Giant ant fossil discovered in Wyoming.
The top 10 Chinese tech moguls you need to know.
Don't get fooled by this Apple malware.
Ethically dubious ways to getting the perfect seat on your next flight.
How bacon can turn a vegetarian.
Watch the Insane Clown Posse review Water For Elephants.
Judge rules IP addresses aren't people, blocking subpoenas.
The unknown mysteries of the Mysteries of the Unknown commercial.
Rick Springfield arrested on DUI suspicion.
Top 10 evil lairs.
Today is Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you! GET IT?????
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, you'll need limes.
South Korean man found dead on a crucifix.
Delivery man shames bad tippers on his blog.
This exists: The internet's most comprehensive examination of the watches worn by Fox Mulder on TV's The X-Files.
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos and eight other celebrity-based cartoons from the 80s and 90s.
Soon, almost every Marvel cartoon show will be available to watch instantly on Netflix.
The Daily Word 2.12.11: Worse than yogurt; sheep are smarter than you think; inject the venom
Those in power across the middle east continue to try and buy their citizens off
Bath Salts mimic the effects of cocaine and LSD. Really?
Speaking of wild drugs, who hasn't wanted to try snake venom?
After the venom, why not finally do this?
Cool slide show on mass movement of rural male Chinese to cities. Anyone who can give me a synonym for rural that starts w/ an M gets a kudo.
Fake Rahm Emanuel is even better than fake Andy Rooney on Twitter. If you start a week ago the feed reads kind of like Into The Wild w/ interns and baked beans.
Sunflower Market founder Michael Gilliland busted on suspicion of soliciting a minor for prostitution. Jeez.
Illinois ponzi scheme.
NY Post probably had the best cover depicting Mubarek resignation.
Sheep are smarter than.... smarter than you thought, anyway.
On this day in 1950, Einstein warned against the hydrogen bomb.
East meets East
Since opening in September, Sushiya has gained a loyal following, and it’s easy to see why. The menu is a polished combination of Chinese and Japanese classics, with many twists—and some entire dishes—you probably haven’t seen before.
Budai Gourmet Chinese
It’ll rub your belly the right way
Even before I learned of the secret menu at Budai, I was already recommending the small, Taiwanese-owned eatery for the element of surprise its regular menu brings. The non-secret menu is a long and interesting read, full of familiar and unusual Taiwanese and Chinese dishes. If you ask questions about the food, you might get a history lesson from Elsa Fang, who handles the front of the restaurant while her husband, Hsia, does the cooking. And, if you ask her to, she will translate the secret menu from Chinese. But she will do so selectively.
Go Get ’Em, Tiger
The Chinese calendar has successfully reached the year 4708 apocalypse-free. Today from 1 to 2:30 p.m., marvel at all the colorful festivities of the Chinese New Year at the Chinese Culture Center (427 Adams SE). The free celebration, honoring the Year of the Tiger, will include a 60-foot dragon; ribbon, flag and fan dancers; a Lion Dance team; Tai Chi Chuan and Kung Fu demonstrations; and traditional drumming. For more info, visit chineseculturecenter-
Far East flavors in the Northeast Heights
After two trips to China, I’ve noticed a trend: The dishes I remember from China don’t often show up on American Chinese restaurant menus, and vice-versa.