What was the first Chinese restaurant in the state when it opened in 1883?
The Canton Restaurant
In 1959, Reiko Weston opened Fuji-Ya, the first Japanese restaurant in Minnesota. Where was it located?
The Lake-Lyndale neighborhood in Minneapolis
Downtown St. Paul
814 LaSalle Ave. in downtown Minneapolis
420 S. First St., Minneapolis, on the banks of the Mississippi River
Who is Mhonpaj Lee?
The owner of a Hmong-American fusion restaurant in Uptown
An accomplished Twin Cities vegetable grower known for her commitment to sustainable farming
The founder of the Hmongtown Marketplace on Como Avenue in St. Paul
The creator of the first Hmong cookbook in the U.S.
Daljit "D.J." Sikka went on to open Taj Mahal, one of the first Indian restaurants in Minnesota, in 1970. What originally brought him from India to Minnesota in 1969 at the age of 19?
He fell in love with a woman from Northfield.
He wanted to pursue graduate studies in biology at Mankato State University.
He was working on a documentary on lutefisk and Scandinavian-American culinary traditions.
He was accepted into the University of Minnesota's broadcasting program.
"Tri-color" is a popular term overheard at Southeast Asian restaurants and food stalls in the Twin Cities. What is it?
A sweet, three-colored dessert usually made with agar and tapioca, and can also include mung bean, black beans, and coconut milk
The trifecta in Asian cooking: green onions, garlic and ginger
A blend of three broths used in some pho recipes
Three different kinds of colored noodles used in Thai noodle salads
You can now buy bubble tea -- tea with tapioca "pearls" and served with big straws -- at the Mall of America and shops like Tea Garden. Where did bubble tea originate?
How did Asian supermarket and importer/distributor United Noodles in Minneapolis get its start?
The owners started to make chow mein noodles and grow bean sprouts for Twin Cities Chinese restaurants.
It opened a small Asian deli in St. Paul.
It catered events hosted by the Chinese international community at the University of Minnesota.
It invented a new technique for making Japanese soba noodles.
Troubled restaurateur Thom Pham has been in the news after Mille Lacs County authorities charged him with writing $30,000 in bad checks. Which restaurant is NOT one of his creations?
Wondrous Azian Kitchen
Ngon Vietnamese Bistro