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Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Chinese American Veterans Initiative

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Although the Chinese American community has always strived to be good citizens, history has shown that they have not been treated fairly and need to let their Congressional leaders know that their service to our country needs to be recognized. Like many minorities, Chinese Americans overcame discrimination to serve their country bravely and honorably and we need to encourage the Congress to act favorably on this proposal to commemorate the service of these Chinese American veterans. 

 

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By The China Insight Restaurant Review Committee

How to cure the dog days of summer, when the vacation has been spent and the Minnesota State Fair is not yet in session? Re-visit a favorite Chinese restaurant, of course. Our committee did just that with an evening at The Tea House. This time we went to the original Tea House in Plymouth.  There are now four locations: Plymouth, St. Paul, Downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota.

We began with the appetizer combination platter, which included egg rolls, fried cheese wontons, chicken wings, pan fried dumplings and teriyaki chicken. This is a very traditional platter; all guests enjoyed the sumptuous items accompanied with sauces.

The myriad snacks available in the capital are not only delicious delights but also offer a taste of history.

By Eric Jou, China Daily, Beijing

Beijing is known for a cornucopia of foods, from Peking Duck to the snacks along Wangfujing snack street, where one can munch such mouthfuls as fried scorpions on a stick.

But Beijing is now taking a leading role in bringing all of China’s snacks and goodeats to the table.

 

By The China Insight Restaurant Review Committee

For 50 years David and Helen Fong's Minnesota-friendly Cantonese restaurant has been a home away from home for the south metro society. Opening in 1958 as a small carryout operation, Fong's has grown into a landmark with several, all family-owned, locations. With this great presence in the Twin Cities, the China Insight Restaurant Review Committee decided to check out the Fong community and cuisine. The committee recognized that David Fong’s restaurants are neither the latest nor the most authentic cuisine now emerging from China and arriving in the Twin Cities. However, it must be recognized that for a whole group of Minneapolitans, this is what they know and love that comes from China - both the Fong family and the Fong restaurant gastronomy. And there is nothing inauthentic about this successful family with friends and customers that are loyal in their patronage and generous with their praise of this beloved all-American Chinese family.

By The China Insight Restaurant Review Committee

Szechuan 四川 is a province in Southwest China with its capital in Chengdu. Grand Szechuan 大四川 is a restaurant in Plymouth, Minn., near the Carlson Company Towers where Highways 494 and 394 intersect. There is also the original Grand Szechuan 大四川, which is in Bloomington at France and Old Shakopee Road.

Our China Insight Restaurant Review Committee visited the Plymouth Grand Szechuan 大四川 recently for Father’s Day dinner. The same as last month, our committee was challenged by logistics, as two committee members showed up at the Bloomington location first. This venue was packed, and it is not a small space. A phone call sent them on their way to Plymouth, which also had business, but was not packed. While waiting for the rest of the group, our committee took comments from customers waiting for take-out or take-away at the Plymouth location.

Vegetarian trends build on venerable Chinese traditions

By Wang Yuan, China Daily

From the moment you enter, you feel that this is going to be a different kind of restaurant. The green gate at the entrance, the wooden tables in the siheyuan, or courtyard house, and the traditional Chinese decorations whisper one word: Confucius.

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