When tradition meets modernity

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...

Travel the World in a Day at SPIFFS 41st Annual International Folk Fair

From October 29 to November 1, 2015, St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc. (SPIFFS) and its ethnic member groups will present the 41st Annual International Festival at Vinoy Park on St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, transforming it into a microcosm of the world. In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, Folk Fair offers a multitude of special entertainment in...

Asian Food Culture: Pho

Asian Food Culture: Pho
Tasty Chomps! Ricky Ly and Krystle Nguyen interview the Saigon Noodle and Grill Vietnamese Restaurant owner Vincent Thuy Nguyen. Vincent introduce the Vietnamese Pho and how is the way to eat the Pho. Saigon Noodle and Grill 710 S Goldenrod Rd, Orlando, FL 32822 (407) 658-1967 *Please LIKE the video if you enjoyed it!! Video produced by Asia Trend Magazine http://www.AsiaTrend.org and Tasty Chomps!...

Asian community of Orlando celebrates the 5th annual Asian Cultural Festival at the Orlando Fashion Square

Orlando, Florida – Thousands of Central Floridian Asian Americans, their friends, neighbors and guests congregated at the Orlando Fashion Square last May 7, to celebrate the Asian American Heritage Month, traditionally a presidential proclamation every May to acknowledge and recognize the various national contributions of skills, talents, and vitality of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the United States. Event...

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...

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Taiwan Now Has Matcha Latte and Dessert

KFC Taiwan
Kyoto Matcha Portuguese Egg Tart NT$38 (approx. US$1.25) The fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Taiwan announced three new Japanese products, including Osaka Crisp Chicken, and a Matcha series from Kyoto. Matcha fans can't miss that. Kyoto Matcha Latte Coffee NT$75 (approx. US$2.5)

Matsusaka Beef Tasting

Matsusaka Beef Tasting
The week leading up the Valentine’s Day was a special week for the Four Seasons Resort Orlando as the hotel prepared for a delegation from the Mie Prefectural Council for the Promotion of the Export of Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Products and Food. Like the hotel, I was making my own preparations for a special tasting of Matsusaka Beef....

Special McDonald’s Hong Kong Special Doraemon Tableware Set

Doraemon HK
Mcdonalds Hong Kong Doraemon Tableware (Plate and Bowl). The set comes with one bowl, one plate, 3x food vouchers and a postcard. The set, costed $12.8 (HKD $100) with any purchase of food item, was available in McDonald's Hong Kong from Nov 9th onwards. They were completely sold out within a week.   

Starbucks Promoting Japanese Tea Ceremony Culture

Japan's Starbucks crossover the old-fashioned "Maruha Tea Garden" to promote the Japanese tea ceremony culture with the Kaga Bar White Chocolate Slush. Which was limited during the launching promotion. In addition, 8 small and fresh style Starbucks Cups are also appearing in succession.

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...
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