Thursday, June 14, 2007

Excellent Pork Chop House

Because I spend most of my waking hours in Chinatown and because I love to eat; I know all the eateries. I really love the Excellent Pork Chop House which is located on Doyers street. It's right across the street from the post office.

The Excellent Pork Chop House is indeed "excellent". The food is oh so yummy to my tummy. I think a meal there would cost you a little under $6.

If you haven't guessed from their name; pork chops are their specialty. They are also served with one of my favorite sides: tea eggs.

This is one of many hidden eating treasures in C- Town.
The Excellent Pork Chop House

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Jan is one of my favorite customers. His family is one of the oldest in the Chinatown community. He owns Sinotique (located on 19A Mott Street) and has produced a very important documentary that I think everyone should watch...

The short film talks about how affects of 9/11 on the Chinatown community. Many cars have been illegally parking on our narrow streets which makes it hard for businesses to operate. When it's hard to find parking, it's hard for us to recieve our deliveries. It also makes it hard for our customers to come into Chinatown.

Not only is this traffic congestion bad for businesses but for general members of the community. Chinatown has a very large aged population and it is already very difficult for the ambulances to navigate in the city without having to deal with this extra parking drama.

Before hearing about Clogged Arteries, I had contacted Jan for an interview for my radio diary. Out of all the interviews that I conducted (which were a lot!), I found his to be one of the most informative. Although we run a business in Chinatown, I was not aware of a lot of the issues that he brought up in his documentary.

I also shared with Jan the disappointments that I faced in my interviews. I was extremely disappointed that ome of the young people in the community didn't want to take the time to be included. They didn't seem to see the importance of telling people how our community was affected.

Jan gave me some words of encouragement that really lifted my spirits. "Young people have a responsibility to the community because they speak English. Say something and do something. Whether it's creating a documentary or picking up a mic and being on the radio, you have to do something."

I really admire Jan's activism in the Chinatown community. Awesome work Jan! Chinatown is lucky to have people like you!

It can be viewed on Just type in the keyword: Clogged Arteries.


In NYC, many of us tend to splurge here and there on a fancy dinner. What cooler way to enjoy a night out on the town while supporting the Asian American community? Listed below are some of the benefit dinners that are going on in the community. I love these organizations so much, that I will personally be attending all of them.

Asian Women in Business (AWIB) Leadership Awards Dinner will take place October 16th (Tuesday) at the Hilton. AWIB is one of my favorite Asian American organizations. For more information check out

Project by Project's (PBP) Food and Wine Tasting Event- October 5th (Friday)
I'm the manger of publicity for
PBP so I'll be working most of the night. Last year, I attended as a dessert purveyor for CICF. PBP's events are always a blast with great food!
For more information, check out:

NY Asian Women's Center Gala- This organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary at TriBeCa Rooftop. It will be held, October 10th (Wednesday).

Hope to see you guys there!