By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY MSG — monosodium glutamate, flavor enhancer for Asian foods — is sort of my oppressor. I know you readers would be shocked that I, being a frequent diner at Asian restaurants, don’t care for MSG. A small amount of glutamic powder can do wonders for our taste buds. But […]
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nestle India said Friday it had decided to take its popular brand of instant noodles off the shelves in the country after several Indian states banned it for allegedly containing unsafe levels of lead. The company said in a statement that the trust of its consumers and the safety of products […]
By Assunta Ng “What’s the best place for Chinese food?” many Seattle Chinese are frequently confronted with this question.
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly As 2013 kicks off, so do the New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. Yes, getting in shape means changing your diet, but that doesn’t mean that you need to give up your favorite Asian foods! After all, Asian cuisine can be great for you. “Asian diets tend to be […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Is there such a thing as a “real little sheep” (versus “fake little sheep”)?
As expected of the wired Generation X-er I am, I Googled “Serve the People” to find out more about the book and the author. I was a little surprised; what I thought was a cleverly coined book title was actually a political slogan stemming from a speech Mao Zedong delivered on Sept. 8, 1944, in memory of a fellow Communist party member.