The story of the Chinese serving in the American Civil War is rarely told. On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, “Chinese Heroes of the American Civil War” recounted their bravery on April 11 at the Somerville Public Library. Continue reading
Boston Restaurant Week is two delicious weeks in March, when the finest restaurants in the area serve a prix fixe menu with an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $20.13 at lunch and $38.13 for dinner. It’s a great opportunity to sample the best of Boston for significantly less. The Sampan had the opportunity to visit Blue Ginger, Dalya’s Restaurant and Grill 23 & Bar. Continue reading
The American Collegiate Go Association hosted its 2013 expo on March 23-24 at Harvard University. The expo included lessons for beginners, a film screening of the documentary “The Surrounding Game” and professional matches. Continue reading
The Fugu Truck does not actually serve fugu, a poisonous puffer fish that must be prepared by a licensed chef.
But the spirit of painstaking attention is reflected in Fugu Truck’s dishes. Chef and owner Bing Liu was inspired by a fugu etched on a sushi knife, while working as a sushi chef. Fugu Truck hit the streets of Boston April 1, serving pork belly buns, glass noodle salad and spring rolls made from local ingredients. Continue reading
Chinese traditional medicine principles for cold weather recommend nourishing yin and soothing dryness, to prevent irritation and dryness to the lungs. The following are some recipes to ward off cold weather. Continue reading
The China Pearl added 10 vegetarian dishes to its dim sum lineup, made with fresh ingredients and vegetable oil. No artificial tofu “meats” are to be seen, leaving out processed additives for clean vegetable flavors. Continue reading