In the process of opening Dong Thap Noodles, restaurant owner Nick Bui learned about the restrictions applied to storing rice noodles at room temperature. Washington Board of Health regulations prevents rice noodles like those Nick Bui makes fresh from scratch to be stored at room temperature (temperatures ranging between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit) for over four hours, but Bui and other restaurants and rice noodle manufacturers argue that the limited four-hour window is prohibitive and wasteful.
She had her baby five months ago. But a medical condition that can be life-altering makes Jennifer* appear as if she is still six months pregnant. Now, a new procedure is giving new hope to Jennifer and others like her.
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly We live in a time when films like the recently released “Burnt” and “Chef” (2014) project the glory of chefs and the culinary profession to the yelping masses, but “East Side Sushi” is not that. Protagonist Juana is a single mother struggling to support her daughter with menial jobs […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly I remember my hometown in California before it became the predominantly Korean and Chinese populated area that it is today. I remember bringing the leftovers my mother made to school and the shame I felt when the entire lunch table cleared out at the sight of my Dan Dan […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly For many, the potential harbored in a single sip of coffee means conquering that morning meeting, finishing work reports, and having that pick-me-up when it seems the work day would never end. Yet “Caffeinated,” a documentary that debuts this week, will cause many to rethink their regular cup of […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Few film festivals in the country can rival the diversity and caliber of films than our own Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), which has for the past 41 years also spotlighted a wide range of Asian and Asian American films. This year, the themes touched on by Asian films […]
The Chinese Mayor Reviewed by Tiffany Ran In the last 1600 years, the city of Datong has degenerated from ancient cultural capital to one of China’s most polluted cities. “The Chinese Mayor” follows controversial mayor Geng Yanbo as he strives to revitalize Datong and lessen the city’s economic reliance on coal. In the process, Geng […]
Before her death, Saroeun Phan, 60, had shared happy memories with friends and family. Her friends recall that she was happy when celebrating her granddaughter’s birthday