Chinese Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Roseville

    Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best places to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    UMAMI by Travail will close after all

    It's been a thrilling year for the merry band of culinary revolutionaries at Travail: They opened Pig Ate My Pizza, popped up all over town, and dominated Kickstarter. But now it seems their latest endeavor, the UMAMI pop-up that was slated to stick around for a while as a dim sum destination, will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Top 10 takeout restaurants in the Twin Cities

    See also: Top 10 Indian restaurants in the Twin Cities Top 10 farmers markets in the Twin Cities Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities There's no shame in not wanting to cook. With a frantic pace of life, it's hard to carve out the time and energy to hit the grocery store and slog through the dirty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    At Social House's happy hour, the price is right

    Social House2919 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis612.824.6300; Social House websiteHours & Details:Daily from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.Monday-Wednesday 9 p.m.-midnight$4 house sake$4 house wine1/2-priced drinks1/2-priced small plates1/2-priced select maki rollsRecently, while meandering through Uptown, we decided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Golden Tummy: A new food truck debuts

    Thanks to my eagle-eyed friend, we saw a new food truck out on Marquette this week. A sliver of bright yellow peaking out behind the another truck.  Turns out this was the first day of business for Nancy Yang and her crew at the new Golden Tummy. The jolly Buddha seems to say, "Hello! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Little Szechuan named among 50 best Chinese restaurants in America

    ​Last week CNN's travel-focused site CNNGo confirmed what City Pages readers and critics have  known for years when it named Little Szechuan in St. Paul among the 50 best Chinese restaurants in America.

  • Restaurants

    December 28, 2011

    Little Szechuan brings fiery Chinese to St. Louis Park

    New location ups the ante when it comes to decor

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    RIP Kitchen Window instructor Carl Antholz

    ​Kitchen Window made a sad announcement last week: Carl Antholz, a long time staff member and culinary instructor passed away at age 66. Antholz was known for his bushy white mustache and his robust passion for food, teaching thousands of students cooking essentials and leading them on his f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Ed Fong of David Fong's: Chef Chat, Part 2

    Ed Fong in his own restaurant​Yesterday, Ed Fong gave us a sense of what old- time Bloomington was like before it was officially a city, and how his family appealed to its citizens with both Chinese and American offerings.Ed is the oldest son of the eponymous founder of David Fong's and now runs t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Ed Fong of David Fong's: Chef Chat Part 1

    Ed Fong at David Fong's​David Fong's first opened its doors in 1958 as a small takeout chow mein joint. In 1966, it moved to its present location on Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington. David Sr. and his wife Helen started the business, and when they retired, they turned it over to eldest son Ed Fong, k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Grand Szechuan opens second location in Plymouth

    A new Szechuan in the 'burbs​When the former chef at Little Szechuan decamped to Bloomington's Grand Szechuan in 2009, his decision caught the attention of the Twin Cities Chinese-language publications and the foodie press: Chef Luo Guanghe left the St. Paul stalwart and took several staff members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Jun Bo RIP

    Drunks, among other things, did away with the dim sum. ​After opening in 2006, Jun Bo established a reputation as a favorite Chinese restaurant, particularly for its dim sum brunches. But its late-night weekend hours--3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays--and alleged lax approach to alcohol service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Hong's Kitchen RIP

    Hong's Kitchen- "No Hot and Sour Soup for you!"​The Hot Dish was surprised recently when we noticed that Hong's Kitchen, a tiny South Nicollet Ave. Chinese takeout restaurant, was closed. In its space? Another gyro/wings establishment called American Grill that also offers some Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    Little Szechuan's bamboo tips with chili sauce: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 81

    Danielle LenzSpicy, refreshing, addictive.​Think appetizers at a typical Chinese restaurant, and egg rolls and cream cheese wontons probably come to mind, maybe a cup of egg drop soup. At Little Szechuan, however, they're doing things just a bit differently. If you're ready to get out of your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Top 5 ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year

    Tea HouseThe Chinese New Year is a celebration of food and family​The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese Lunar calendar. This year it starts on Thursday, February 3. To celebrate, Chinese people often attend festivals and fireworks. But most important, they get toget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Hibachi Buffet brings cheap Chinese to Lake Street

    Fuel up on Chinese before you hit K-Mart.​Blockbuster and Hollywood stores have gone the way of Betamax, as movie watchers turn to Netflix, RedBox, and internet video. The former Hollywood on Hennepin is now home to a Halloween costume shop and the Lake Street/35W Blockbuster has been recently ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 13, 2010

    Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen: Will it lift the curse?

    Popular restaurateur boldly closes Azia to embark on new challenge

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Twin Cities' best suburban restaurants

    Nick VlcekSzechuan at Tian Jin: Worth a trip to the suburbs.​This week's Dish features Travail Kitchen and Amusements, whose unique, gourmet gastropub fare makes it worth the drive to Robbinsdale from elsewhere in the metro. If you live in Minneapolis or St. Paul, here are four more foodstuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Wondrous Azian Kitchen--take the tour

    Now open. See the slideshow.​With the closing of the beloved Azia and A21 Anemone Sushi on Eat Street, Thom Pham takes on a new endeavor of epic proportions. Renovating the space that last housed Zake, Wondrous Azian Kitchen is bright, spacious, colorful, and fun. With a sign out front that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Dim sum hits downtown Minneapolis

    Kate N.G. Sommers​ I must admit I am not the authority when it comes to dim sum. My first experience was a mere six weeks ago while visiting San Francisco, and while it was delicious, I have a kryptonite: I'm deathly allergic to shellfish. This doesn't make ordering mysterious foods particula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Szechuan Spice takes over the Zen space in LynLake

    The spicy new kid on the LynLake block​​Move over, Zen, Szechuan Spice has taken over your old digs in LynLake. Open since August 9, it focuses on Szechuan flavors with the greatest hits of Chinese-American cuisine thrown in for good measure. Owner-chef ChangFu Xue has worked in China and New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen now open

    www.wonderousmpls.comStep right up and get your dim sum!​The bright, Vegas-style sign at 6th and Hennepin is all aglow: Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen is open. The deep red color scheme and antique artifacts suggest a throwback to mid-century Chinese-American restaurants like Minneapolis's ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 26, 2010

    Three Monkey's, Great Sun Buffet, and Fusion a mixed bag

    The Uptown and Eat Street establishments suffer from lack of focus

  • Restaurants

    February 24, 2010

    Szechuan and Grand Szechuan spicing up the suburbs

    Dan Dan noodles might be the new pad Thai

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2009
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    March 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Can Pho Hoa make a go of a cursed restaurant spot?

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    After all-too-brief stints as the Chinese restaurants Yummy and Rela ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    The Hot Dish Preview: 11/14/08

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    A sneak preview of tomorrow's City Pages Hot Dish food newsletter.

  • Restaurants

    July 9, 2008
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    May 12, 2008

    What's New at Mill City Farmers Market

    Here's a list of hot new vendors ripped straight from the virtual pages of the Mill City Farmers Market website in the hopes that it'll drive people out to this week's market: Brewery Creek Farm — bedding plants and a huge diversity of melons Café Himalaya — Tibetan momo made with local ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 9, 2008

    Roseville's China Jen is an old-school adventure

    A quest for the elusive soup dumpling leads to a rough-around-the-edges find

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008
  • Restaurants

    July 11, 2007

    Spice as Nice

    Tea House, a(nother) new Sichuan restaurant in St. Paul, has juicy buns and spice to burn

  • Restaurants

    February 7, 2007

    Hurts So Good

    Frogtown's new Little Szechuan excels with the numbing, tingling, burning joys of authentic chili-pepper-laden cooking from Chengdu

  • Restaurants

    August 16, 2006

    Jumbo JunBo

    If you love dumplings, consider yourself delighted

  • Movies

    April 20, 2005

    The Tricky Master

    Stephen Chow sells classic action anew in 'Hustle'

  • Restaurants

    July 28, 2004

    Texture and Snap

    Terrific authentic Sichuan in--where else?-- a suburban strip mall

  • Restaurants

    July 7, 2004

    The Late Late Show

    Every meal's a winner: An Emburger-free list of after-hours alternatives

  • Restaurants

    May 5, 2004

    The Seventh Dimension

    Mai Village boasts the best part of Vietnam's food, art, and architecture, and its long meals with family

  • Arts

    November 22, 2000

    Estrangers in the Night

    Pavilion sends a former couple to their high school reunion; The Big Hoover breaches the dam of failed romances

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    February 2, 2000
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    October 8, 1997
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    April 30, 1997
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