Posts Tagged ‘chinese’
Like everything at First Chinese BBQ, the Hong Kong-style fried squid with rice is hyper-traditional. Vishal Malhotra

First Chinese BBQ: Authentic Flavor

Looking for the real deal? Point your GPS to Haltom City.
LAURIE JAMES
As with many ethnic cuisines, most local Chinese restaurants offer fare that’s been tamed for Western taste buds and preferences. Not First Chinese BBQ in Haltom City. This stuff is the real deal. You won’t find egg rolls o...


A Disturbance in the (Foodie) Force?

Chow, Baby
Call me naïve, but I expected a little more ceremony when I took on the Chow, Baby challenge — maybe a walk under an arch of Wusthof knives held by chefs? A scepter? At least a cardboard crown. Instead I got Chinese food, wh...



Water Music

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Experimental music comes to Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this weekend when the group performs Tan Dun’s Water Concerto. The Chinese composer is best known for his Oscar-winning score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which...


Happy St. Stephen’s Day!

Last Call
Last year, my favorite boozy companion, Emily, led a group of women in revelry celebrating St. Stephen’s Day. Em, who has more than a bit of Irish in her, told us that in the British isles, Dec. 26 is a day of drinking at eve...



Mao’s Last Dancer

TBT’s Ben Stevenson is a character in this rags-to-riches tale of Li Cunxin.
LEONARD EUREKA
Mao’s Last Dancer is the ultimate rags to riches saga. The film is based on the life of dancer Li Cunxin. Born dirt-poor in a remote Chinese village, he made it halfway around the world by age 20 to become a principal dancer ...


The Karate Kid: Kung Fu Shuffle

Rest easy, Daniel-san. This remake is a worthy successor.
KRISTIAN LIN
All right, this is bugging me: Why is this movie entitled The Karate Kid? I understand why the filmmakers would want to keep the title of the 1984 movie that they were remaking, but this new version is set in China and revolves...



Suite!

KEN SHIMAMOTO
I’m the world’s worst Japanese person. If I didn’t play in a band with a Japanophile, I would never have eaten sushi, the food that my mother would labor all night long to prepare for special occasions and tha...


Gallery

Gallery
Lou Chapman intentionally used a faulty Chinese-made toy camera with a plastic lens to take the pictures in his show at Gallery 414, Metaphors and Dark Corners. The aim is to give his photographs of buildings and landscapes a s...



Benchmarks

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The Chinese regard eight as a lucky number, which is one reason the Beijing Olympics are beginning on the date 8/8/08.


The Lang Way Around

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Lang Lang became interested in classical music the same way that many of us took our first interest in it: through Saturday morning cartoons.