Cactus Pear, also known as Opuntia or prickly pear, is the fruit of cacti, native to the Americas, Mexico, Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean.
Taiyaki is a fish-shaped cake originating from Japan but is widely popular in places like Korea (they call it bungeo-ppang).
When people think of Myanmar (formerly Burma), they probably think of the exquisite Burmese jade or the famous human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi. But Burmese cuisine is much less known to the world.
Told by four Chinese mothers and each of their American-born daughters, Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan is an intriguing novel unlike any book you’ve read before.
Quince is a fruit that looks like a mix of an apple and a pear but it lacks their immediate edibility and appeal. Quince jam is a common and easy way to eat quince.
Monaka is a traditional Japanese dessert consisting of a sweet jam wrapped in two wafers. The jam is usually made of adzuki beans (also known as red beans), but can also be made of mochi, ice cream, chestnut paste, or sesame seed.
Banana flowers, a purplish or maroon raindrop-shaped blossoms, are used in the cuisine of Southeast Asia and Central America. They are blossoms from banana trees and can grow into bananas.
Yuca, also known as cassava, is a tube-shaped root vegetable common in Latin and Caribbean cooking. Yuca root is rich in ﬁber, vitamin C, manganese and potassium. Yuca fries are fried wedges with a light crunch, popular among Americans with Latin American heritage.
Animal Farm by George Orwell is a dystopian book presenting the events in the Stalinist era in the early 20th century Russia with animals symbolizing the historical characters.
The first time I heard about Yellow Mountain (“Huangshan”) was when my dad showed me an old black-and-white photo in which he, a then-7-year-old boy, stood in front of a gray mountain and grinned widely.