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Arcadia’s 626 Night Market celebrates Asian culture

Arcadia’s 626 Night Market celebrates Asian culture

Residents from all corners of Southern California flock to the 626 Night Market to immerse themselves in the aromatic and bustling Santa Anita Park. The 626 Market, named after its Arcadia area code, is the largest Asia-inspired market in the United States and takes...

A tour of Asian Cuisine

A tour of Asian Cuisine

  [cbtabs][cbtab title="Chinese"] Baozi Baozi is a steamed bun with filling. Credit: Rachel Chang / The Foothill Dragon Press “Bao” itself, means “bag” in Mandarin. This dish is simply a steamed rice flour bun that holds vegetables and meats like a bag. Whereas...

Evolution in world culture

Evolution in world culture

In our lifetime, we’ve met thousands of individuals and have peered at even more faces. Whether referring to brow bridges or cheekbones, each and every face has its own distinctive structure. This prompts us to question how these differences in facial features came to...

Adventures in Tainan Tree House

Adventures in Tainan Tree House

O-M-G! What is this place? I came to check out this “Shu Wu” (Chinese for “Tree House”) in the historic Anping District of Tainan, Taiwan. I was so excited to see a giant flight of stairs going up this grand ole tree that I quickly shot up the steps. Then it led me...

Paradise found in New Taipei

Paradise found in New Taipei

In the fastest growing area of Xinbei Shi (“New Taipei City”, formerly Taipei County) in Taiwan, there’s an area of natural beauty that welcomes wildlife and people alike. Along the banks near the mouth of the Danshui (a.k.a. Tamsui) River, an expanse of mangroves...

North Vietnam Odyssey

North Vietnam Odyssey

President Barack Obama visited Hanoi, Vietnam in May. This reminded me of the time I visited Vietnam three years ago. Each summer since I was 2 years old, I have flown with my family to Taiwan to visit my disabled grandmother who lives alone. During these trips, I...