Massively popular Chinese fast-food chain Bingz Crispy Burger announces opening of first store in North America, unveils big plans for expansion

Markham, ON, Aug. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bingz Crispy Burgers have announced the opening of its first store in North America. With burgers so delicious you won’t believe your taste buds, a little-known culinary fact in the West is that the Chinese burger has a history of more than 2,000 years, originating in the ancient Qin Dynasty. 

Bingz Burgers officially launched in Markham at the end of May. The company was founded in 2014 in Beijing, China, by two Tencent programmers, and soon became one of the most iconic food chains in the country. Currently, it has over 70 outlets in Beijing and branches in several other cities, with sales of more than 60 million Chinese burgers in the past seven years. The menu offers a variety of flavors. Customers can choose from slightly spicy all-natural pork to tender beef with black pepper, all served between crispy buns. All-natural

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Filipino barbecue spot on Texas farm road draws big crowds after Mike Chen visit

Old Rooster Creek Filipino/Asian American BBQ (ORC BBQ) in Princeton, Texas, has enjoyed a steady following since its 2017 debut. But after YouTube celebrity and now-Dallas-area-resident Mikey Chen featured the barbecue spot in a recent video, swarms of new customers queued up hours before opening time on Saturday. They were eager to try the lechón (whole roasted pig stuffed with herbs) and Filipino street foods that Chen touted in his April 20 video.

Within two hours, the mom-and-pop business sold out of pork — including 1,200 skewers — and nearly all of the other Filipino dishes on the menu.

It was a record day for owners Josephine and Allen Cook, who run the weekends-only outdoor food stall near a farm road in the Collin County town of Princeton. Between the whole pigs roasting on spits and the cheery “shack” that’s both counter and kitchen, it’s a dead-ringer for the

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Silky Pork Dumplings, Good Luck Soup, and a Big Bowl of Kimchi

“I always look forward to Lunar New Year, but New Year’s Eve seems to just creep up on you, especially when you have restaurants,” says Sohui Kim, chef and co-owner of Insa (as well as The Good Fork, which closed in 2020, and Gage & Tollner, which is due to open in 2021). “It’s a big deal at the restaurant, and I’m usually at work—so I never get my act together to celebrate it properly.”

Still, she always finds a way to make the holiday special, usually by cooking a meal for extended family at her home in Brooklyn. This year, Kim says the celebration will require some improvising—and some Zoom time. “The shadow of the coronavirus is pretty dark—so we have to be strategic in how we do it,” she notes. Having video guests may make this Lunar New Year feel a bit different than those in the

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Why Big Delivery Apps Are Bad For Small Restaurants

(Photo: ILLUSTRATION: YENWEI LIU/HUFFPOST; PHOTO: COURTESY OF LINXIN WEN)
(Photo: ILLUSTRATION: YENWEI LIU/HUFFPOST; PHOTO: COURTESY OF LINXIN WEN)

Linxin Wen — the 29-year-old CEO and co-founder of Chowbus, a delivery app that specializes in high-quality Asian cuisine — is intent on providing customers with access to authentic Asian food, and helping mom-and-pop shops break through a system designed to benefit larger chain restaurants. Chowbus does this by providing “dish-focused” delivery service from independent Asian eateries that might not garner much attention on the likes of GrubHub and UberEats. The perspective of Wen — himself an immigrant who moved to the United States seven years ago — is unique, as seen through the prism of this Voices in Food story, told to Anna Rahmanan

Most Americans who aren’t interested in authentic Asian food aren’t interested only because they don’t know about it. That’s why so many Asian restaurants have a separate menu they give Americans, featuring non-traditional dishes

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