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  • Archive for December 28th, 2007

    Sea Cucumbers? One of the most misleadingly named creatures on the Chinese menu?

    Friday, December 28th, 2007

    I was out with my friend Robin the other day for lunch in Chinatown when she started talking about her experience with sea cucumbers. Sea cucumbers have this soft chewy jelly-like consistency. Robin had eaten them in Chinese restaurants and had never know they were moving creatures like the one above until her brother sent […]

    What about Chinese people who love Jewish food? Bagels in Beijing!

    Friday, December 28th, 2007

    A funny post on Triscribe tsktsking about the obsession about Jews who love Chinese food, and lack of attention to Chinese people who love Jewish food. The post points out, correctly, that about 1/3 of the waitstaff at born-again 2nd Avenue Deli are Chinese. (I can confirm that at least they are Asian immigrants, though […]