All posts tagged: Chinese

Happy Tanabata!

I hope you’re having a great Tanabata! Tanabata is a Japanese festival also known as the Star Festival celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. Legend has it that the Milky Way separates the stars Vega, deity, Orihime and Altair, Hikoboshi and they only meet once a year — sounds like most of my relationships. During Tanabata, it is customary to write a wish on a piece of paper called a tanzaku and hang it from a bamboo tree. The bamboo and decorations are sent afloat down a river or burned at the end of the festival. What are you wishing for this year?

Flushing Food Crawl – Part 1

One of the coolest things about living in New York City is that it’s a foodie’s paradise. It’s not just the world-renowned restaurants but NYC is a melting pot, home to so many cultures and ethnic groups that have made the United States their home and almost all of these groups have their own food scenes in their enclaves of the city. To celebrate NYC and how growing up in this back drop has informed my taste palate, thoughts on culture and ultimately lead to ’N A Perfect World… I’ll be exploring my home town through neighborhood food crawls. The first: Flushing, Queens! Flushing’s been getting attention lately with Queens Night Market starting this past April: over a hundred vendors, delicious food, art, performances from 6pm – midnight every Saturday from now until October. Get there! A 10 year old girl of Indian descent, who I recently interviewed, gushed about how much she loved living in Flushing and called it a “porridge pot.” I’m going to go with that, Flushing is a delicious porridge pot …