More than a Chef with a Ramen Wave: Tracy Chang of PAGU

As a food explorer living in Boston, I follow the food blog Tiny Urban Kitchen by Taiwanese American Jen Che. This is where I first heard about the restaurant PAGU and its Taiwanese American chef/owner Tracy Chang, a talented culinary entrepreneur who sports a unique hairstyle (aka the "ramen wave"). PAGU serves Japanese tapas, a reflection of Tracy’s culinary training at O Ya (one of Boston’s top sushi restaurants) and Restaurante Martin Berasategui (three-star Michelin restaurant…

TAPpy Hour in Chicago

Come celebrate the summer with your new and old Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago) friends at one of Chicago’s swankiest lounges in the heart of River North! We’ve reserved the Library within the Pump Room. Enjoy some of Chicago’s finest food from award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten while sipping on local, domestic and international draughts and bottled beer in addition to their exotic, specialty cocktails! Drink Specials $6 Stellas $8 Moscow Mules $10 Prosecco Free…

Dinner with TAP in LA

Join Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM at Status Kuo in Mar Vista! David Kuo is a Taiwanese American chef and an LA native. This will be a small group dinner with the menu below served family style. Cost will be approximately $30. When e-mail RSVPs are finalized, we will confirm and collect payment via paypal. Seating will be limited. Facebook responses are not RSVPs. To ask questions or RSVP, e-mail: [email protected] Menu: Green…

TAPpy Hour and Fundraiser in Chicago

Come celebrate the dog days of summer with your new and old Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago) friends at one of Chicago’s favorite historic hot spots! We’ve reserved the Library within the Pump Room. Enjoy some of Chicago’s finest food from award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten while sipping on local, domestic and international draughts and bottled beer in addition to their exotic, specialty cocktails! We will also be raising funds for the victims of the water…

Make Taiwanese Dumplings and Gua Bao with TAP in SF

The Taiwanese American Professionals - San Francisco (TAP-SF) Cultural Team welcomes all of you to join our resident master chef Gene Chang in learning how to make (and eat) Taiwanese dumplings and GuaBao at our Taiwan Kitchen event, the first in our all new series with more to come! Capacity is limited to 30 people, ticket purchase via Eventbrite is required to claim a spot! http://2015taiwankitchen.eventbrite.com/ TAP-SF paid members: $20 TAP-SF non members: $25 Food restrictions / questions? Contact: Vivian…

Rediscovering Ramen: A Chat with Toki Underground’s Chef-Owner Erik Bruner-Yang

[caption id="attachment_9985" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Photo by Hannah Colclazier"][/caption] Erik Bruner-Yang may have opened Toki Underground in Washington, D.C. two and a half years ago, but lines at the modern ramen shop haven’t gotten any shorter. A casual survey of Yelp reviews shows three or four hour waits on weekends—and customers willing to stick around. “We’re lucky that we have such a good clientele and that we’re busy every day,” he says. “We’re still…