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  • Archive for November 3rd, 2008

    Soft Tacos — the Chinese Kind

    Monday, November 3rd, 2008

    I was amused to see these steamed Chinese buns marketed as “soft tacos” in the Hong Kong supermarket in Flushing, New York City. This reminds me of the Taiwanese grandmother who saw tortillas in the supermarket and decided to turn them into scallion pancakes. Or when they look at zongzi (粽子), the bamboo leaf-wrapped sticky […]

    University of Indiana Talk on April 2 at 7 p.m.

    Monday, November 3rd, 2008

    It seems like I will be speaking at the University of Indiana at Bloomington at 7 p.m. on April 2 in the School of Journalism auditorium as part of Asian American Heritage Month.