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Asian text translation

Can someone decipher what this says for me. Thanks in advance.
posted by krisb1701d on Jun 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Movie & Black & White & Japanese & Modern?

I recently saw Rashōmon, and was wondering if the hive-mind had suggestions for more (live-action, not anime) Japanese movies that are black and white, but set in more modern-ish times? [more inside]
posted by slater on May 20, 2014 - 17 answers

Traditional Chinese Music combined with other styles or genres?

I really like the musical combination of traditional Chinese music and trip hop from DJ Krush's Beyond Raging Waves. I also love this CD by Martin Simpson and Chinese lute player Wu Man. Can you recommend other pairings of what I think is traditional Chinese music, played on traditional instruments that have been combined with other music styles or genres? Extra bonus for trip hop pairings, but I'm open to anything.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Cooking with Asian ingredients, 101?

I recently made Smitten Kitchen's Miso Veggie Bowl for a holiday dinner, and it was incredible. (Seriously, try it.) But now I have quite a bit of leftover miso, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, and sesame seeds. (Oh, and tahini, which isn't Asian, but I still don't know what to do with.) Help? [more inside]
posted by ulfberht on Dec 27, 2013 - 27 answers

Recommendations for Asian wedding hair/makeup stylist in NY/NJ?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a hair & makeup artist (for my wedding/wedding party) who both a) has experience with Asian hair/makeup, and b) doesn't cost a zillion dollars? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Dec 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Can you identify this doll/ornament/statue?

There is a doll/ornament/statue in this poor quality picture that I'd very much like to identify. The only clues I have is that it's likely Asian, possibly Japanese, Korean or Chinese. Any ideas?
posted by merocet on Dec 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Find me the best martial arts choreography of the last 8 years

Okay, so I used to share a house with this guy who would often bring home lots of good Asian cinema (of all sorts, but this question is about martial arts movies), but I moved across the country back in 2005 and I've been getting a hankering for some well-choreographed fighting. I haven't been paying attention to what's come out lately, so I don't know much of what's out there. So I'm looking for the best and cleverest fight choreography from Asian cinema, from 2005 on. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Nov 15, 2013 - 14 answers

What goes well with kinako? And general help w/ Japanese/Asian desserts

My friend does a ramen night every so often, where he makes ramen completely from scratch. I'm often tasked with dessert because I'm a blogger and baker... I've already made plenty of desserts with black sesame and green tea so I want to try something new. I have taro powder and was originally going to do something with taro and coconut. I already even made taro marshmallows. But then I remembered that I had bought a bag of kinako/soybean flour some time ago and I should use it... I found a recipe for a kinako chiffon cake but would an ice cream be better? [more inside]
posted by picarosado on Nov 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Who are some artists that play traditional Chinese or Japanese music?

I would like to build a Pandora station around traditional-sounding Asian music. Flutes, harps, shamisen, koto, guanzi, erhu, etc. Basically, I want to create the kind of setting that you might find in a quiet tea house. Or the ambient music you might hear watching a movie where a monk silently tills the monastery grounds. But, to get started, I need to provide some particular songs or artists from which I want to build the station. My practical knowledge of music from that area of the world is practically nil, so I could a helping hand. Thanks!
posted by JimBJ9 on Oct 14, 2013 - 5 answers

What is this Asian symbol?

My husband has an old, broken jade necklace that I would like to replace. However, he doesn't remember exactly what it stood for, and I have no idea. A brief search has pointed me in the direction of long life symbol. Yet when I search for a long life symbol pendant, a million other things seem to come to the forefront instead of what I'm seeking. Can anyone offer their thoughts? Pendant in Question
posted by soleilMia on Jun 6, 2013 - 5 answers

What's good at the Asian grocery?

There's a giant Korean supermarket not terribly far from where I live (the mega Hmart in Burlington). It's enormous--big enough to have small aisles dedicated to different Asian groceries--a Thai aisle, an Indian aisle, a Japanese aisle, etc. It's far more than I'd ever be able to explore on my own. What items available in a truly excellent Asian supermarket should I seek out? This is pretty much a pan-Asian free-for-all, so if you have a favorite Indonesian mustard, or an unforgettable Cambodian pickle, please share here. Bonus points for sous-vide-able items! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 20, 2013 - 54 answers

Lovely Asian soup in Montreal -- But what's it called?

Agh! I've just come back from Montreal and I've already forgotten the name of this Asian soup that is everywhere. It seems to be at Thai restaurants as well I think as (other) Asian places and I wanted to look it up and see what's in it because I didn't get a chance to try it. I remember it had "aise" as the last bit (I know that's not THAT helpful) and was, as I said, just everywhere, at least in the theatre district and Chinatown. I think it may be Tom Yum or something of that ilk. It looked somewhat related. I think it had noodles. Can someone help? I'm sure this is a very easy question if you're actually in Montreal. Thanks!
posted by supercoollady on Mar 23, 2013 - 10 answers

We have lots of questions about choosing a donor egg agency in Thailand!

Asking for friends: We need help finding an IVF/egg donation agency in Thailand, and just looking at agency websites is unhelpful [more inside]
posted by msali on Feb 15, 2013 - 1 answer

Where can I buy fresh duck in Milwaukee?

Where can I buy fresh duck in Milwaukee? I've tried Whole Foods and Metro Market, both only have frozen. Sendiks on Downer has nothing. Would I have more luck at a specialty Asian grocer?
posted by hafehd on Dec 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Did you see the pictures I did of a home with Asian design? Where!?

Have you seen (within the last decade) these pictures from a home design magazine? Traditional Asian (Japanese?) style - high ceilings with dark beams, large open spaces, tatami mats and paper screens, and very little else. [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Nov 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Filipino != Asian in California?

Does anyone know the origin of why, in California schools, the state has a a separate ethnic classification of "Filipino" yet major ethnicities like Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans are lumped into an "Asian" subgroup? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Oct 24, 2012 - 19 answers

What might be causing round marks on an Asian or Asian-American woman's back?

At the gym over the past few months, I have seen a few Asian or Asian-American 60-something women with their backs covered with 1.5-inch - diameter circular marks. Does anyone know what may have caused these marks? Are they the result of a medical condition? A medical treatment? A common injury or abuse? The largest Asian-American population here is Korean. The marks are varying in intensity, so it looks like they occurred over a period of time.
posted by jaguar on Sep 27, 2012 - 13 answers

80s Chinese Secret, eh?

Help me put together a list of 1980s Hollywood films that indulge in faux Asian magic and mysticism. I'm thinking along the lines of Gremlins, Big Trouble in Little China, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Golden Child. Bonus points if the plot kicks off with a wise old shopkeeper selling weird things.
posted by roger ackroyd on Sep 7, 2012 - 31 answers

Help me find a possibly Asian AIDS film

MovieFilter: My Google skills are failing me, so help me find a film I saw years ago about AIDS/HIV, where a young-ish man videotapes his daily experiences with AIDS using a handheld camera. It's probably not the blockbuster(s) you're thinking of. More vague details inside. [more inside]
posted by miniraptor on Jul 25, 2012 - 0 answers

The mystery of the gigantic Asian princess photograph

Two Asian restaurants near my house - I think the owners are Cambodian, but I'm not quite sure - recently hung in their dining rooms huge, glossy photographs of a very young girl, maybe 5 or 6 years old, dressed in elaborate royal regalia and wearing heavy makeup. It's very striking (and a wee bit creepy.) Who is this girl?
posted by moammargaret on Jul 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Asian finger food recipes for someone with no Asian cooking experience

What are some good Asian finger foods to serve at a world cultures-themed baby shower? [more inside]
posted by Terriniski on Jul 10, 2012 - 23 answers

Given that x = Asian style cooking and y = a type of cheese, find y given that x + y = tasty

CookingFilter: I've been making a bunch of Asian fusion dishes lately and I don't think I've ever been satisfied with a component crucial to my understanding of food: the cheese! [more inside]
posted by dubusadus on Jul 3, 2012 - 16 answers

What Korean / Asian movies and dramas would I like?

I recently saw A Moment to Remember and my interest in Korean (and East Asian more generally) films and dramas has skyrocketed. Can you recommend some Korean (or other East Asian) movies and/or dramas, based what I've enjoyed? I loved A Moment to Remember. I really liked Spellbound/Chilling Romance and Full House. I liked The Art of Seduction, 200 Pounds Beauty, and Dream High.
posted by demagogue on Jun 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Recent Korean Films Worth Watching

What are some recent (last ten year or so) Korean film that's worth watching? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Jun 13, 2012 - 40 answers

I love this lantern. I would like it even better if it lit up!

What kind of garden lantern is this? Better yet, what does it take to light it up?! [more inside]
posted by Eicats on May 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for more Asian horror movies

Please recommend me some Asian (supernatural) horror movies to watch. Problem is: I have already watched most or all of the classics, so I need some fresh suggestions, preferably something from the last 3-5 years.
posted by dcrocha on Mar 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Can you translate this?

Translation-Filter: My father is looking for a translation of this Chinese (?) scroll. [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Feb 29, 2012 - 11 answers

I would like an asian girlfriend

I am a caucasian male, who has always been very attracted to asian girls. Specifically Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese. I am a member of the regular dating sites okcupid, eharmony and chemistry, but I am not having a lot of luck finding my true love. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by digividal on Feb 26, 2012 - 32 answers

What is this Asian food?

What is this mysterious thing I bought in an Asian grocery? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Feb 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Why is there a seeming paucity of Asian management gurus?

Why is there a seeming paucity of Asian management gurus? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Feb 8, 2012 - 26 answers

Attacks on Chinese people in Africa

Can anyone help find this article I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Qberting on Jan 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins, new and improved?

I need more ideas for how to spice up/flavor my turkey meatloaf muffins. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jan 1, 2012 - 26 answers

The Orange Almond Cake Conundrum

My mom is baking a cake for my sister-in-law's baby shower & she has requested an orange-almond cake that she used to get at Asian grocery stores in LA - help??? [more inside]
posted by munichmaiden on Oct 12, 2011 - 6 answers

chicken galangal lemongrass recipe

Give me a great recipe that uses chicken, galangal (fresh) and lemongrass. Other exotic ingredients OK. Probably on rice. Not too much chilli. Thanks!
posted by wilful on Oct 6, 2011 - 8 answers

What are the most useful tools in an Asian kitchen?

What kitchen tools are necessary for a home cook in a western country looking to try their hand at creating dishes traditionally found in east and southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by nathaole on Sep 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Help identifying mystery (asian?) song

Longshot Music Filter: Please help me identify this (asian?) song from this short, poor quality recording. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Sep 10, 2011 - 1 answer

how do i solve this convoluted problem?

physical health & mental health, 'secret' boyfriend, and my family... what do i do? [more inside]
posted by zazie on Aug 25, 2011 - 41 answers

All Asian Culinary All Stars

I would like to compile a list of "must buys", or perhaps "must trys", for the next time I go to stock up at an Asian supermarket. [more inside]
posted by roofus on Aug 17, 2011 - 45 answers

What is the name of this hat?

Does anyone know the name of this hat? [more inside]
posted by delasoull on Jul 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Wait, why are these in the Asian grocery? Maybe I should buy them.

Chayote—I have two—what's the best thing to do with them? I also have lots of zucchini. Compatible? Soup, salad, or casserole. Fav dishes or recipes, please.
posted by Toekneesan on Jul 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Cake + Pork = ???

Ground Pork Cake? That's what it rang up as at the register. But what is it (besides absolutely delicious), where is it from, and how is it normally served/used? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me find this bag.

Help me find a Korean (I think) bag an ex-girlfriend used to carry. [more inside]
posted by Precision on Jun 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Please help me name this American set, martial arts action film.

Please help me name this American set, martial arts action film. [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

I need help identifying an Asian character.

Can anyone identify this Asian character? The pendant was bought in Thailand by a family friend who has since passed away so we can't ask him. [more inside]
posted by christhelongtimelurker on May 28, 2011 - 6 answers

What is this?

whats going on in this video? [more inside]
posted by el chupa nibre on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Asian Americans in Education

I'm trying to find some rather specific demographic information about Asian-Americans in the 1950s and 1960s and I'm not having much luck. Perhaps you could offer some assistance? [more inside]
posted by chara on Mar 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Where are the gourmet Chinese restaurants?

Why are there so many Chinese restaurants in America that serve really cheap, low quality food, compared to, say, Thai restaurants, which seem to always have fresher ingredients? I've seen what really good, genuine Chinese food looks like from shows like Iron Chef, and I'd love to try some, but every restaurant I eat at always seems like they serve reheated food out of vats. How can you find the good Chinese restaurants in your town? I know they must be out there.
posted by empath on Feb 11, 2011 - 62 answers

Where to find an asian table lamp with real butterflies?

Where to find an asian table lamp with a paper shade with real butterflies embossed upon it? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Jan 31, 2011 - 2 answers

name that badminton tune

Looking for crazy badminton videos, I stumbled on a very enjoyable pop song. Can you identify it? [more inside]
posted by amusem on Jan 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Why don't Westerners like Asian desserts?

Why don't Westerners like Asian desserts? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Dec 15, 2010 - 70 answers

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