Month: August 2021

This is the Sichuan restaurant that inspired Mission Chinese in San Francisco

On a recent Saturday evening, the hottest day of 2021 for San Francisco, owner Kenny Zhang is behind the counter at Spices, head down, multitasking with a landline tucked between his ear and shoulder while scrolling through an iPad. Zhang doesn’t look up for a solid 5 minutes while he scribbles away phone orders on his pad of paper and confirms digital orders from the likes of DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats. It’s a busy night for business.  But that’s how he likes it, especially during a pandemic.

“We’re grateful that our customers helped support our small business. They kept doing phone call [orders] and they couldn’t walk in, but they just stand outside to order in person and wait for the food,” Zhang said.

Spices has served the people of San Francisco since 2003. The original owner, a Taiwanese man, started the restaurant as a mix between Sichuan and

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A look inside this year’s Champlain Valley Fair

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) – The “10 best days of summer” are going strong at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction. This is day four of the fun.

Of course, fair food is always popular, but it’s not the only attraction.

I found a tent full of puppies! There are also the Mackenzie Racing Pigs, petting zoos, agricultural displays and even a whoopie pie contest. And of course, all your favorite fair rides. There are plenty of other things to check out as well.

I found one awfully fly attraction– the parakeet tent. For $3 you can go in and meet your new best friend.

While many may associate the fair with agriculture, there are many more animals than just cows to be found here.

I also ventured into the exotic animals tent put on by Eudora Farms. They say it’s an interactive, educational exhibit that’s fun for the

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Sharing Chinese Herbal Soups and Teas, Steeped in Tradition

This story is part of Best Health’s Preservation series, which spotlights wellness businesses and practices rooted in culture, community and history. 

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© Image: kyth + kyn founder Vivian Man

Vivian Man grew up in Hong Kong and in her home, Chinese broths, herbal soups and dessert soups were frequently on the menu. The recipes, often made by her mother or grandparents, changed with the seasons. In the summer, aunties came over with bottles of chrysanthemum tea with goji berries, ingredients for cooling teas that help combat internal heat. In the winter months, there would be ginseng and warming herbs, mixes to help boost the immune system.

Man’s family moved from Hong Kong to Canada when she was seven and eventually she began learning to make her mom’s healing soups at their home in Vancouver. These herbal recipes played a huge role in Man’s family’s health and wellbeing, and as

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Evergreen Group invests in 1908 BC Hong Kong

Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Singapore, Aug. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evergreen Lifestyle Holdings the hospitality arm of Evergreen Assets Management, has jointly invested in 1908BC; Hong Kong’s First British Chinese Restaurant.

David Yong, the CEO of Evergreen Group of companies, used to study law in the University of Bristol. It was 10 years back when he first experienced British Chinese cuisine and truly enjoyed the experience. Being based back in Asia, David has since yearned for the British Chinese culinary experience again. He believes that there is a huge potential in this concept wherever there are expats and intends to serve a community who have loves the experienced of Chinese food overseas.

1908BC is the first of its kind to debut in Hong Kong: a restaurant devoted to celebrating the dishes commonly found

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Sunday August 29, 2021