By Greg Hugh | October 2022
Developers of the in Eden Prairie say they are planning for a 2-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, “soft opening” of their 100,000-square-foot project, an Asian-themed mix of grocery, restaurant, retail, and office use in the former Gander Mountain location.
Everyone gets a craving for some food item from their past at some point in their life. The trigger can be as innocent as a whiff of garlicky grease from a parking lot, watching a cooking show or travel program on TV, flipping through a magazine, etc. It doesn’t take much to make me go stir crazy for days hankering after some delectable fare from the past. Recently, mine was triggered by an email from Toronto about a late-night snack (宵夜) run with a photo of the little grease bombs –shengjian baos (生煎包) – Shanghainese pan-fried pork-filled buns.
By Elaine Dunn | May 2022
The Chinese can proudly lay claim to many inventions: the compass, gun powder, paper, the mechanical clock and a host of many other items. However, they cannot take credit for one of the most iconic items associated with Chinese takeout in the U.S.!
Aside from the The ubiquitous, almost leak-proof takeout carton, of course! The takeout carton is an American invention. Chicago, to be exact., what’s the other most-used item associated with Chinese takeouts?
If you live in San Francisco’s Bay Area, you’re in luck! Oakland, across the bay from SF, is a welcoming, culturally diverse place, and home to the oldest fortune cookie maker in northern California. It is also one of the last fortune cookie makers that produces the cookies entirely by hand.