Southeast Asia

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Taste of Thailand vs. On's Thai Kitchen: Pad Thai pandemonium

    When it comes to food from other cultures, "authentic" is a tricky designation. Not only is authenticity complicated by ingredient sourcing and the quality of the chefs themselves, when another country's cuisine is transposed onto our local dining scene, often only the most basic recipes survive. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Top 5 places to eat in Little Mekong

    Billed as Saint Paul's answer to Eat Street, the Little Mekong area at the east end of University Avenue has become something of a destination lately. There are still plenty of shuttered businesses to go around, but with the Central Corridor light rail set to open in 2014 and its easy accessibility ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Krungthep's Thai sausage: 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 46

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2013, coming April 17, the Hot Dish is serving up 50 of our favorite local dishes. Last year we voted Krungthep Thai, the new Eat Street outpost of the ever-popular Bangkok Thai Deli, the best Thai restaurant of 2012 thanks to dishes like its wicked ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Chez Arnaud St. Paul: New home of the epic macaron

    Though they have been around since the 1790s (with some similar confections appearing as far back as two centuries prior), the sweet and delicate macaron has been enjoying a marked renaissance for the last decade or so. Thanks to fashionable real-life and fictional characters like Blair Waldorf and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Best of Hot Dish: October 29-November 2, 2012

    This week, our cup has overflowed with prime food and drink news. Here's a few of the week's top stories.~Sometimes there is nothing like a stiff cocktail and a big ol' slab of meat. Join us as we pay tribute to the Cities' Top 10 steak houses.~The slideshows were happening this week, with a to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Bangkok Thai Deli closing temporarily

    It's just going to be for a short time, and they aren't going very far, but Bangkok Thai Deli, the top-notch restaurant tucked away in the back of an Asian supermarket, is shutting down and moving this week.Here are the details on your last chance to pick up some pad kee mow, boat noodles, or pa-nan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Best pumpkin dishes in the Twin Cities, part 1

    Ah, mid-autumn. The time of year best marked by your level of annoyance with people who are still talking about how great it is that pumpkin lattes are back. But savvy foodies know there are so many more interesting uses for this in-season squash than as a syrupy synthetic shot in your morning coffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Amazing Thailand hosts Songkran Festival

    Last Friday marked the start of Songkran, a three-day festival celebrating the Thai New Year. Minneapolis locals kicked off the holiday a little early on Thursday night at Amazing Thailand in Uptown, with traditional dance demonstrations, a display of elaborate fruit carvings, all-night happy hour, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Top 5 ways to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

    At this point, anyone with a computer and a random craving could declare any day on the calendar to be National Pizza Day, or National Rhubarb Day, and social media being what it is, the world would believe it in a matter of hours. But when we learned that today is National Peanut Butter Day, we th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 8, 2012

    Krungthep Thai is the real deal

    Eat Street spot wins with authenticity

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Chrysanthemum juice at Bangkok Thai: Drink of the week

    Flower-kissed.Chrysanthemum juice $2 Bangkok Thai 315 University Ave. W., St. Paul 651.224.4300 In an usual mosaic-covered building on University Avenue, some of the most mind-blowingly delicious and authentic Thai food is served. This place falls into that "hole-in-the-wall" category. The menu is ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2011
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    October 12, 2011
  • Movies

    May 25, 2011

    Hangover II: Didn't we already see this movie?

    Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis star in dude comedy

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    University Avenue's best Asian restaurants

    Restaurants worth fighting LRT construction.​This week's Dish review dubbed On's Thai Kitchen on University at Snelling in St. Paul as a restaurant worth enduring the hassle of LRT construction (Work is now being done between Emerald and Hamline, with the 'dozers moving on to the rest of Universit ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 23, 2011

    Naviya's and On's Thai spice up the Twin Cities

    Two new Thai restaurants in Linden Hills and St. Paul

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Melting Pot celebrates boobs this Week in Food

    Tschadi & ZehntnerEat this. ​We're all over the board this week, from pasta to Asian wine pairings to roaches and rodents to fondue for boobs. It's a lot to take on, but we know you're up to the challenge of this Week in Food. Monday 10/25 Get your eatin' pants on--it's World Pasta Day. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Sen Yai Sen Lek vs. Taste of Thailand: Who has the best pad thai?

    A.J. OlmscheidA taste of Taste of Thailand's pad thai​This week Food Fight went for another top takeout dish, pad thai. Between our two competitors, Taste of Thailand and Sen Yai Sen Lek, we found that while the main ingredients are fairly uniform--a heaping pile of noodles, a sprinkling of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    The best thing I ate this week

    Crowning a new banh mi king!​The best thing to come out of France's colonization of Vietnam is, arguably, the banh mi. The pitch-perfect sandwich marries a pillowy, delicately crusted baguette with meat (often pork) or mock meat, pickled and fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, and usually cilant ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2010

    Ronnie's Kids

    Today, “amnesty” is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Chef Shack debuts at 5th and Hennepin

    Donuts for breakfast, tacos for lunch​The smell of Indian-spiced mini-doughnuts in the steaming core of downtown Minneapolis is not a trick: The Chef Shack has set up shop at the corner of Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue and is offering its trademark doughnuts, tacos, Arnie Palmers, and even ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2010
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    March 10, 2010
  • Restaurants

    January 27, 2010

    Subo does Southeast Asian with a French flair

    Chef Neil Guillen applies four-star techniques to Filipino foods

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    March 30, 2009: Prince & new Bob Dylan

    Free download of new Bob Dylan track, Prince & Q-Tip make video & coverage of the Evening Rig's CD release show.

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    DIY-On-The-Fly: Banana leaf fish


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    Check out the new DIY-On-The-Fly slideshow and learn banana leaf co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Hmong find BK's 'burger virgins' ad hard to stomach

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    Is Burger King's new ad more offensive than its burger-scented body spray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Teens charged in nursing home abuse, Hopkins text threat grammar

    Mass_media_4.jpgTuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    An Amazing Moment

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    Recollections of an amazing night at Amazing Thailand.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    Daniel Ellsberg: Beyond the Pentagon Papers

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    Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers, he's been arrested more than 70 times, and he won the Right Livelihood Award. Basically, he makes other politic ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2008
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    January 23, 2008
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    September 26, 2007
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    August 22, 2007
  • Restaurants

    March 29, 2006

    March Madness

    Eat Street Malaysian Restaurant Peninsula is a perfect antidote to late-winter blahs

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2005

    8/22: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS The Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania said last week it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission questioning the legality of an ad campaign by The Scranton Times-Tribune that names senatorial candidate Bob Casey Jr. in a faux headline. The ongoing and expanding po ... More >>

  • 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

  • Restaurants

    September 3, 2003

    Rijsttafel Ramblings

    Dear Dara answers questions, both asked and unasked, about the foods you seek

  • Restaurants

    April 23, 2003

    True Thai Story

    A decade in the making, an Asian gem that's neither dumbed down nor sugared up

  • Restaurants

    January 10, 2001
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    January 19, 2000
  • Feature

    October 16, 1996

    Foreign Affairs

    Bill Clinton's Indonesian connection brought him campaign cash in exchange for influence--and continued inaction on the country's notorious human rights abuses.

  • Restaurants

    September 18, 1996
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