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The Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association Celebrates 5 Year-Anniversary

The Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association (GOAABA) recently celebrated five years as a voluntary bar association at a 5-year celebration event held October 22, 2014 at 310 Lakeside Restaurant in Downtown Orlando. About 50 attendees participated in the happy hour event recognizing the initial charter members, membership growth, contributions to the local community, and support of its guests, including many of GOAABA’s founding Charter Members, local judges,...

Hong Kong by Night II Skyline Postage

Hong Kong by Night II
I can't think of a city that dazzles at night quite like Hong Kong. The very best time to see the fantastic Hong Kong skyline is at night when the buildings are lit up and reflecting off of the harbor. Hongkong Post announced in March the issue of a set of special stamps on the theme "Hong Kong by Night II", together with associated philatelic products, on...

Adorable Minions Mooncakes to buy this Mid Autumn Festival 2016!

With the Mid-Autumn Festival coming up on September 15, it's time to get ready to stuff our faces with mooncakes. From traditional, sweet lotus-seed-paste pastries to fusion varieties with funky fillings, here's one of this year's best choices. Hong Kong company - Brands United Limited launch the Minions Mooncake from August to Septermeber in Hong Kong and Macao stores. The "Minions"...

What’s New In Mills 50? Orlando Main Street Awards

Mills 50
The Orlando Main Street Program held an an awards program on Tuesday, October 29 to recognize and commemorate outstanding local Main Street projects, activities and volunteers. Each Main Street District selected one winner to represent their District in the three individual award categories. Mills 50 Main Street winners were: Volunteer of the Year – Will Walker, owner of Will’s Pub & lil indies. Will has been an integral part...

WMFE​ ‘Golden Dragon Award’ from AACC – Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida hosted the 7th Annual Golden Dragon Awards on October 1st at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  The Banquet and Awards show honors outstanding leadership and initiatives by individuals, small and large businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies. The Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction welcomed the attendees as  Orlando Taiko Dojo drummers led...

First look: Inside the UNIQLO Disney Springs

Japanese speciality merchant UNIQLO is opening its doors in the Town Center section of Disney Springs on July 15. UNIQLO has now for the first time opened a location in Orlando. The two-level, 25,000-square-foot space features everything from the company’s line of “LifeWear” activewear featuring lightweight linen and simple design, to collaborations with the Disney brand. Uniqlo's clothes are...

Business After Hours at the BB&T Bank

Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida officially introduced BB&T Bank as the Chamber’s inaugural Corporate Patron at a recent Business After Hours reception in recognition of Asian American Heritage Month. Hosting the networking event was Hung Nguyen, Vice President at BB&T, and Kathy Hazelwood, BB&T Vice President and Regional Multicultural Markets Officer. “The new Corporate Patron program is an opportunity for companies who support the Asian American...

Uncovering Hidden History in Mills 50

Mills 50
Real estate developer Jorge Boone and architect Wes Featherston of Process Architecture are renovating one of Mills 50’s most historic buildings – a nondescript property next to another landmark that many still know as the “Cruises Only” building. This building at 1015 E. Colonial Drive housed the Cameo Theatre, a single screen movie house that opened on Christmas Day,  By Asia Trend C.K. Lau 1940. It was a...

Taking a Private Ramen Booth at home

Ichiran Ramen
It’s not hard finding great ramen in Tokyo. Ichiran, which has many restaurants throughout Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, is actually known for something else besides its popular restaurants: In Asia, the company sells boxes of its instant ramen that many consider the finest of the packet genre extant. It fetches a rather high price, five packs of instant ramen...

Sushi-go-round : 回転寿司

Conveyor belt sushi (Japanese: 回転寿司), literally "rotation sushi", also called sushi-go-round (くるくる寿司 kuru kuru sushi), is a form of fast-food sushi common in Japan. In Australia, it is also known as a sushi train. Where the plates with the sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt or moat that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table and...
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