At the 38th Annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival held on April 21-23, people of all cultures flooded the Seattle Center Armory to learn about Japanese culture and to watch a reenactment of the 1997 attempt to break the world record for the longest sushi roll.
The University of Washington (UW)’s Khmer Student Association marked its 21st annual Cambodian New Year Show on April 15.
When it comes to Lunar New Year, your year is what you eat. Want luck, prosperity, good fortune, and longevity?
CHINESE TAKE-OUT CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI
Start to finish: 25 minutes (Active time: 20 minutes)
Servings: 4 to 6
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