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Candy Miyuki at UCF
While some aspects of Japanese food culture, like sushi, and ramen have become more main stream around the world, there are still many traditions and cultural aspects which remain relatively unknown to the general public. For this reason, the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, in collaboration with Ms. Candy Miyuki, organized a Japanese Candy Art and Character Bento demonstration...

Discover This Drink: Makgeolli

Makgeolli is traditional Korean rice wine that is gaining its popularity in Korea among Generation X and Millennials (those who are born in 1965-1993). The native drink to Korea, has been around since the 9th century Goryeo Dynasty -- in the reign of King Taejo -- the drink, however, in its modern times has largely fall flat in...

Dreams will come true if you believe

Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2015
I admit that the Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival is the biggest thing I have ever done so far in my life. This crazy idea came into life four years ago when the Executive Director of Mills 50 Joanne Grant reached out to me through Ricky Ly for ways to promote the Mills 50 District to...

2015 Vietnamese New Year Festival in Orlando hosted by the Vietnamese Catholic Church

Photos: Don Vu and Ricky Ly On Jan 31 weekend, the Vietnamese Catholic Church of Orlando, St Philip Phan van minh hosted their annual Vietnamese New Year Festival at the Central Florida Fairgrounds for 2015 – the year of the goat/sheep. The festival is full of Vietnamese street food vendors, playground and game area for kids, performances and cultural shows, and...

“Matsusaka Beef” Tasting Reception in Orlando

On January 22, 2015, I had the distinct honor and pleasure to attend the “Matsusaka Beef” Introductory Press-Release & Tasting Conference. Wagyu, which literally means Japanese beef, is known through out the world for its taste and marbled fat. The ultimate wagyu from the Matsusaka Region of Mie Prefecture, comes to the United States Beef Market for first time in...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary while giving back to the community

Shinjung Korean Restaurant
Photos: Sam Park & C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) Orlando Downtown Shinjung Korean Restaurant celebrated the 20th anniversary on September 11. Restaurant manager Michael Lee came up an idea to give back to the community, seniors and veterans by preparing 500 complimentary bento boxes to his patron from 11:30 am to 4 pm. The restaurant has also donated more than $300 which came from theextra...

Are you able to tell the difference between Sushi, Sashimi and Tataki??? 寿司、刺身、たたき、違いは何?

Sushi presented in an authentic style
Sushi is one of the most famous Japanese cuisines. Teriyaki chicken is very well known as well and may now be the most known and consumed Japanese food worldwide. Even if you eat Sushi frequently as your favorite meal, do you know Sashimi and Tataki as well? Are you able to tell the difference between “Sushi”, “Sashimi” and “Tataki”? Some...

A New Year, A Healthier You

A New Year, A Healthier You - Jamie Luu
This new year is the perfect time to start a healthier diet after a long winter full of indulgence. Whether you spent this holiday at home, taking visitors to your favorite local food places or traveling and exploring new foods, you can probably agree that more than fifty percent of your activities were centered on eating. Though there is nothing like...

Korean Culture Summer Camp & Korean Food Festival keeps Korean culture alive

Korean Culture Summer Camp & Korean Food Festival
Korean American Association of Central Florida hosted the 2nd annual Korean Culture Camp at the Orlando Korean Presbyterian Church from July 15th to July 19th followed by the Korean Food Festival on July 19th at the Eastmonte Civic Center. The purpose of the camp is to provide Korean cultural education to the Korean Americans at the Greater Orlando area. (Several) overseas teachers from Korea spent a week...
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