The contemporary city: At the table, in a multicultural Bucharest
Romania's capital offers a variety of multicultural food options thanks to its diverse population and rich history. Romanian food itself is a mix of various influences, including from Turkish, Hungarian and German cuisine. Bucharest also has a growing Asian population, and as a result you can find Asian restaurants in the city, featuring cuisine from countries such as China, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, India and Pakistan. We will briefly explore the cuisine of these countries, but also restaurants or shops where you can try them, in the following lines.
How Thai food became so popular in the US — and how today’s chefs are going beyond pad thai
When Anajak Thai opened in 1981, most people who walked into the Los Angeles restaurant weren’t familiar with Thai cuisine. They just thought it was spicy Chinese food, said Justin Pichetrungsi, the restaurant’s current head chef and owner.
Las Vegas has some Thai food heavy hitters: Weera, Ocha, Archie’s, and of course, the James Beard Award-winning Lotus of Siam (which Saveur once called the “best Thai food in North America”). But how did we get here?
UNLV prof on anti-Asian hate national strategy: 'Think about the community first'
The FBI says hate crimes against Asian Americans have increased 73%. In the last two years, that's compared to a 13% increase in hate crimes overall. And in January, the White House released its first ever national strategy to address several major issues in the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities, including combating anti-Asian hate.
Vegas restaurant icon Lotus of Siam put Thai food in our city on the national map — one food critic called it the “bestThai food in North America,” and chef Saipin Chutima has won a James Beard award (which is basically the Grammys of food).