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Mochi’s Favorite Korean Food Blogs

Mochi’s Favorite Korean Food Blogs

Growing up, making instant Shin ramyun was the extent of my Korean cooking skills. My mother taught me how to eyeball the perfect soup powder-to-water ratio, when to listen for the beugeul beugeul simmering sound to drop in the dried noodle cake, and how to get the...

31 Unique Gift Ideas For Your Friends by Asian American Brands

31 Unique Gift Ideas For Your Friends by Asian American Brands

We are pleased to bring you Mochi’s first annual Asian American Gift Guide, affectionately known as Mochi’s Favorite Things (as I inch toward my goal of becoming Asian American Oprah). Now, more than ever, the way we spend our dollars is a vote for the kind of world...

Mochi Minis: Lunar New Year Chocolates

Mochi Minis: Lunar New Year Chocolates

Our “Mochi Minis” feature upcoming events and releases from members of the Mochi community. To learn more and submit a Mochi Mini, please go here. Our friends at Maggie Louise Confections have put together an adorable Lunar New Year gift box with hand-painted, gourmet...

Plate by Plate Brings Attention to LGBTQ Issues

Plate by Plate Brings Attention to LGBTQ Issues

Project by Project’s 18th annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, was held in October. Tickets were $250, and proceeds of this event benefited National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). I was invited by Plate by Plate to attend the event, held at the...

Tea to the Rescue: What to Drink to Cure Stress, Pain, and More

Tea to the Rescue: What to Drink to Cure Stress, Pain, and More

You’ve probably heard that tea is good for you. There’s a reason, after all, that the drink has been around for centuries and is enjoyed virtually all over the world. Different teas have different health benefits, and we take a look at just what they are. Of course,...

What’s for Dinner? The Best Meal Delivery Kits For Every Personality

What’s for Dinner? The Best Meal Delivery Kits For Every Personality

Do you ever find yourself at the supermarket wondering what to make for dinner, let alone for a week’s worth of meals? If you’re pressed for time or simply unsure of your way around the kitchen, the latest crop of meal delivery kits promises to save you time and get...

What Does It Take to Become a Top Chef? Winner Mei Lin Tells All

What Does It Take to Become a Top Chef? Winner Mei Lin Tells All

If you told Mei Lin at 15 that she’d be an award-winning chef a decade later, she wouldn’t have believed you. Working in her parents’ restaurant was just her way of not doing chores when she was growing up. “In that sense, I never wanted to be a chef,” Lin says...

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