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Mass Wisteria

Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival Sierra Madre, California Usually the title of “world’s largest” as it relates to botanical wonders is relegated to the massive trees of the Pacific Northwest; however, there is a Chinese wistaria (Wisteria sinensis) growing on the … Continue reading

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You Got Fins To The Left, Fins To The Right…

Shark fin soup For hundreds of years, sharks fin soup has been a rare delicacy served at banquets, weddings and major social events; initially it was only enjoyed by Chinese emperors as a result of the intense and time-consuming effort … Continue reading

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Love Potion Number 9

Chinese aphrodisiac dinner Hop Woo, Chinatown, Los Angeles I suppose before we get started I’ll preface this article with a warning to children, librarians and members of the clergy – I will be using the word “penis”. Repeatedly. Before you … Continue reading

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Secret Service

Secret Chinese menu Hop Woo, Chinatown L.A. In the new vernacular, sitting down for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and having your chopsticks automatically replaced with a fork is referred to as being “whited”. Of course, one could argue … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Story

Chinese Turkey Hop Woo – Chinatown, Los Angeles, California As the head of the of the Parker household I have a responsibility to my family to make sure the holidays go off without a hitch – maintaining that blasted, stupid … Continue reading

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