By Jessica Kai Curry NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY What started as a private celebration between friends and family on Bainbridge Island has grown into a widely-anticipated public festival that attracted over 1,000 participants this year. The highlight of the Jan. 7 event marking the 29th annual Mochi Tsuki was unquestionably the mochi making demonstration, led by […]
By Sun Lee Chang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY You have survived the Thanksgiving holidays with friends and family around a dinner table. Now, it’s time to look forward to other holidays and first of the year celebrations. If your family is like mine, it is a blend of folks of various ethnicities and nationalities. I know […]
Editor’s note: This poem was sent to us by one of our readers, commemorating the solar eclipse that occurred Aug. 21. By Mac Crary SPECIAL TO NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Sky was clear, temperature in the mild to warm 70s, From Hing Hay Pagoda in Chinatown/International District, Seattle Found me in the perfect place on a […]
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
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly SEATTLE — When the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) holds a “first-day-of-issue” dedication ceremony, it makes sure the event is both a celebration of the diversity of the American people and the introduction of a new commemorative stamp. The national unveiling of the Year of the Rooster Forever stamp took […]
By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey — the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy […]
By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is an ancient holiday that takes the tradition of partying down with your relatives back thousands of years. Here are some of the foods that different Asian cultures eat during their celebrations. CHINA — THE SPRING FESTIVAL Dumplings Dumplings are a famous delicacy that go […]