"Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy" at Museum of Chinese in America

I just saw this, and maybe some of you living in NYC will find this interesting:
MOCA, in Canal Street, is hosting “Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy” at Museum of Chinese in America.

“A two-room exhibition that compiles stories from more than 30 Chinese and Asian American chefs—told through writing, video interviews, interpretative ceramic sculptures, collected personal objects and more.”

The exhibition, now open, runs through March 2017.


Featured Chefs:

  • Danny Bowien (New York, NY)
  • Vivian Ku (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Ming Tsai (Wellesley, MA)
  • Peter Chang (Rockville, MD)
  • Yvette Lee (Honolulu, HI)
  • Jason Wang (New York, NY)
  • Nancy Chen (Naperville, IL)
  • Leonard Liao (Jackson Heights, NY)
  • Doron Wong (New York, NY)
  • Chris Cheung (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Anita Lo (New York, NY)
  • Frank and Tommy Wong (Mandeville, LA)
  • George Chew (New York, NY)
  • Biying Ni (New York, NY)
  • Jonathan Wu (New York, NY)
  • Cecilia Chiang (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Doniyar Sobitov (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Cori Xiong and Heng Chen (Houston, TX)
  • Philip Chiang (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Cara Stadler (Portland, ME)
  • Martin Yan (San Mateo, CA)
  • Sally and Gilroy Chow (Clarksdale, MS)
  • Wilson Tang (New York, NY)
  • Ho-chin Yang (Alhambra, CA)
  • Susanna Foo (Radnor, PA)
  • Yvonne and Mike Thompson (Pounding Mill, VA)
  • Chris Yeo (San Jose, CA)
  • Jeff Gao (Boulder, CO)
  • Kimmie Lee Tie (Raleigh, NC)
  • Grace Young (New York, NY)
  • Ken Hom, OBE (Bangkok, Paris, Rio de Janeiro)
  • Michael Tong (New York, NY)
  • Wenbin Yuan (Brookfield, WI)


We saw the exhibit when we were in NY in October. I must say, I was disappointed. It seemed to promise much, but I didn’t get much out of it. The museum had a few interesting exhibits, but the restaurant stuff was not among them.

Hmm, isn’t Chris Yeo of Straits Restaurant Singaporean? Or at least isn’t his restaurant Singaporean?

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Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, Yuanyang County, Yunnan
Credit: inkelv1122, Flickr